She continued “Our young society would learn that peace is the only path of development, peace is the path of security and peace is the way of people’s welfare and we want that everyone could follow this path and develop themselves.”

Sheikh Hasina said her belief is that young members of armed forces and police remained ready to face the challenges to establish world peace in the twenty-first century.

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, army chief general Aziz Ahmed and UN resident coordinator Mia Seppo also spoke at the programme.

The prime minister also interacted with the peacekeepers at various places across the globe through video conference.

She also unveiled a souvenir on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and UN Peacekeepers Journal.

At the beginning of the programme, one minute of silence was observed to show respect to the peacekeepers who sacrificed their lives for establishing peace across the globe.

A short video documentary on Bangladesh’s peacekeeping missions in the world was screened at the ceremony.

On behalf of the prime minister, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen handed over the awards among the family members of deceased peacekeepers and injured ones for their sacrifice and bravery in establishing world peace.

Prime minister’s security affairs adviser major general (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, prime minister’s office secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah and officials concerned were present at Ganabhaban.

Besides, state minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam, chief of naval staff, chief of air staff and inspector general of police, among others, were present at Senakunja.

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