Army Chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed was adorned with Sixth Colonel of the Regiment of Bangladesh Infantry Regiment (BIR) of the Bangladesh Army.
According to the ISPR, the traditional reception programme was held at Shahid Colonel Anis parade ground at Rajshahi Cantonment on Sunday.
The senior superintendent of the Infantry Regiment and the senior master warrant officer adorned the army chief with the rank badge of Colonel of the Regiment.
A smart contingent of armed guards gave a guard of honour to Gen Shafiuddin Ahmed on the occasion. The army chief delivered an address at the function . He also placed floral wreath at Bir Gaurab, a memorial monument constructed to the memory of martyred heroes of Bangladesh Infantry regiment during the War of Independence.
Later, the army chief addressed the 16th Annual Captain Conference of the Infantry Regiment. He gave directions to all the captains who joined the programme. Senior military officials of the Army Headquarters and local formations were also present at the event.
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In his speech, General Shafiuddin called on all members of the Infantry Regiment to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century by acquiring skills through modern and time-befitting training programmes.