MNA Feature Desk: The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will celebrate its seventh founding anniversary on Wednesday amid different programmes at Pilkhana headquarters.
The programmes include hoisting of BGB’s regimental flags at 8:00am atop BGB headquarters and battalions, parade at the Pilkhana headquarters.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate statement on the occasion greeting the BGB members. They hope that the BGB would discharge their duties with honesty and sincerity to keep the border areas safe and uphold the country‘s image.
‘We already have started to reform the force as a time be-fitting border guard force through passing the ‘Border Guard Bangladesh Act-2010’, the Prime Minister stated in her message, adding that BGB is working under its four regions, four sectors and 15 battalions with about 22 thousand members countrywide.’
The PM said, ‘Vision-2041’ has been formulated to make the BGB as the three-dimensional modern force in future and decision to raise its workforce by more 15,000 has already been approved.
She recalled the contribution of this force saying the border forces fought for the country responding to the call of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971 and some 817 members of the border guards made their supreme sacrifices in the War of Liberation.