The camp of the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit at the El Fasher Super Camp in Darfur, Sudan has been named after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Dr Sultan Temuri, acting police commissioner of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission, inaugurated the Bangabandhu Camp on Saturday, said a press release received here on Sunday.
Dr Sultan Temuri thanked Bangladesh Unit Contingent Commander Mohammad Abdul Halim for naming the camp after the founding father of Bangladesh.
He also thanked the Bangladesh police for providing proper security at the Nyala Super Camp, and for their cooperation in handing the camp over to the Sudanese government.
This is for the first time that any camp of Bangladesh Formed Police Unit at UN Peacekeeping Mission has been named after Bangabandhu.
Bangladesh Unit Commander Abdul Halim said different countries name their respective camp after persons or places which represent their history and traditions. Citing two examples, he said the Tanzania camp was named after Kilimanjaro, while the Indonesian camp was named after Garuda.
"I think Bangabandhu is the synonym for Bangladesh," he said.
The unit has been named after Bangabandhu in a bid to uphold the history and tradition of Bangladesh, and the Father of the Nation before the world, he added.
A total of 2,000 citizens from 35 countries are now working at El Fasher Super Camp.
"The naming of the camp after Bangabandhu will help these people learn about the life and works of the founder of Bangladesh," Abdul Halim explained.
Later, Dr Sultan Temuri along with other senior officials visited the photo gallery showcasing Bangabandhu's photographs at the entry room of the dining hall in the Bangabandhu Camp.
At present, the Bangladesh Police Unit is assigned to maintain security at the El Fasher Super Camp in Darfur in Sudan.
The Bangladesh Formed Police Unit (FPU) Rotation 11 started working at the Nyala Super Camp on May 25 this year.
The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (Unamid) officially handed over its sector headquarters near Nyala, South Darfur, to the Sudanese government on November 19, 2019.
Earlier, a seminar hall of Bangladesh Formed Police Unit at the Nyala Super Camp, was named after Bangabandhu. The Bangladesh Formed Police Unit arranged a celebration rally after the Unesco had termed Bangabandhu "A Friend of the World". It also set up Bangabandhu Meditation Park at the Nyala Super Camp.