The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be celebrated in Bangladesh on Sunday as elsewhere in the world.
The Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) will arrange a number of programmes on the day.
A programme commemorating the peacekeepers will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka Sunday morning.
The families and relatives of the injured and martyred peacekeepers will be honoured at the programme. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will join the programme through video-conferencing.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.
President Abdul Hamid in his message said he hopes that Bangladeshi peacekeepers who are performing their duties with honesty, devotion and professionalism will be able to continue this trend for establishing world peace, harmony, and amity.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her full support to the UN for the protection and promotion of world peace on behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh.
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“Bangladesh today has become one of the largest troops contributing nations in the UN peacekeeping missions. The unique contribution of our peacekeepers to the UN multinational forces has brightened the image of the nation and made Bangladesh a dignified country in the world, she said.
Special supplements will be published by the national dailies to highlight the significance of the day.