Prime minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her firm optimism that members of the newly reformed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) would discharge their duties with utmost honesty and patriotism to uphold the goodwill and dignity of the border force and earn public confidence.She said the mutiny that took place at Pilkhana on February 25-26 in 2009 is a black chapter in the 220 years’ history of the force. The prime minister was addressing the BGB Parade marking the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Day-2015 at BGB headquarters at Pilkhana in Dhaka on Sunday.The Border Guard Bangladesh Act -2010 was enacted aimed at building a modern and time-befitting border force, she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the flag of the BGB was raised on January 23, 2011 to expedite the operational activities of the force. With the sincere efforts of all the border force is now free from all curses and stepped in becoming into a dynamic and modern force, she said.
“The goodwill and dignity of the force has been restored through hard labour of all members of the force,” she said, adding that the force is playing a better role than in the past in any emergency period, natural disaster, nation building activities and in aid of civil administration.
On her arrival at BGB headquarters, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan and BGB director general Major General Aziz Ahmed received the prime minister.
On the occasion, an attractive parade was arranged at Bir Uttam Anwar Hossain Parade Ground at BGB headquarters. The prime minister reviewed the parade and took salute.
Cabinet members, PM’s advisors, leader of the opposition, parliament members, chiefs of three services, diplomats and high civil and military officials were present.
The prime minister handed over BGB Medal (BGBM) to 10 BGB members, President Border Guard Medal (PBGM) to 20 BGB members, BGB Medal-Service (BGBMS) to 10 BGB members and PBGM-Service (PBGMS) to 20 BGB members for their courageous and brilliant contribution to various activities of the BGB.Source:BSS