Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed has awarded regimental colours to six units of Bangladesh Army on Wednesday at 33 Infantry Division in Cumilla Cantonment.
A contingent of 33 Infantry Division paraded and saluted the chief of army staff after he reached the MR Chowdhury Parade Ground in the Cantonment, according to a press statement.
The regimental colour is awarded to a unit or regiment in recognition of its heroic contribution to the great War of Independence, relentless efforts to establish peace in the Chattogram Hill Tracts, important contribution to the formation of the country and nation and success in various training and operational activities.
As part of the legacy, 16 Field Regiment Artillery, 28 Medium Regiment Artillery, 2 Engineer Battalion, 12 Engineer Battalion, 10 RE Battalion and 5 Signal Battalion of Bangladesh Army participated in Wednesday's colour parade and received the regimental flag from the chief guest.
The chief of army staff congratulated the units that received the regimental colour and said that receipt of the regimental colour is was a rare honour and sacred deposit for any unit, reads the release.
He also directed the units to be ready to uphold the dignity of the flag received in recognition of their efficiency, hard work and devotion to duty and to accept the highest sacrifice in any need of the motherland.
"Bangladesh Army has been making significant contribution to the socio-economic and infrastructural development of the country, including defending the sovereignty as well as dealing with natural and man-made disasters," said General Aziz, according to the statement.
He further said the army must always be ready to make the highest sacrifice for the protection of the integrity of the motherland and for any national need.
Senior army personnel and members of the Army of various ranks were present during the event.