Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, SBP (Bar), BSP, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, PSC, G hoisted the flag of the newly formed Military Dental Centre, Dhaka of the Bangladesh Army at Dhaka Cantonment on Sunday.
As the chief guest of the flag hoisting ceremony, the army chief received a salute from a contingent of the Army Dental Corps, reads a press release issued by the Inter Service Public Relations Directorate
After hoisting the flag, the Chief of Army Staff at the beginning of his directional speech paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman saying, "Under his single leadership our great war of liberation was initiated."
At the same time, he paid tribute to all the heroic freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives in the Liberation War of 1971.
He instructed the Military Dental Centre to be ready to accept the highest sacrifices for any need of the motherland as well as to provide quality dental services by achieving the highest standards of professionalism.
Finally, the Chief of Army Staff thanked all concerned for displaying an orderly, pleasant and colourful parade on the occasion of hoisting the flag.
The Army Dental Corps was established with four dental surgeons in newly-independent Bangladesh in 1972 with the determination and direction of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Later, due to lack of skilled manpower and administrative reasons, the military dental centres were amalgamated into the dental wing of CMH.
In 2017, as part of the Forces Goal 2030 formulated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Army Dental Corps started its journey independently by establishing 23 military dental centres. The flag of the Army Dental Corps was later approved under the direct direction of the Chief of Army Staff. Following this, a flag hoisting ceremony was held at the Military Dental Centre, Dhaka.
The event was organised under the overall management of the Headquarters Logistics Area. Senior Army personnel and Army personnel of various ranks attended the programme.