Remain alert to safeguard independence, sovereignty: PM

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PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the newly-commissioned officers of Bangladesh Army to remain always alert and ready for safeguarding the country’s hard-earned independence and sovereignty.

“Keep in mind that the independence was earned in exchange for huge bloodshed and sacrifice. So it’s a responsibility of all to make independence meaningful and reach its fruits to every house of Bangladesh,” she said.

The prime minister said this while addressing the President’s Parade marking the obtaining commission by the cadet officers of 75 BMA Long Course of the Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) at the BMA Parade Ground in Bhatiari here this noon.

Sheikh Hasina said today is the happiest and important day for the newly- commissioned officers, as a sacred responsibility for protecting the great independence and sovereignty of the motherland is being reposed on them from now on.

“So they’ll have to always remain vigil and ready for discharging this duty … protecting the country’s independence and sovereignty with supreme sacrifice would be their first and main motto,” she said.