Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today greeting members of the armed forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day-2016 to be observed tomorrow.
In a message on the eve of the day, she said, the Awami League government is making all-out efforts for modernization of the armed forces, reports BSS.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had started the work to build modern armed forces in the independent Bangladesh, she added.
She said the armed forces developed by Bangabandhu are showing the signs of professionalism and efficiency in their all activities.
The Prime Minister said that the entire Bangalee nation joined the War of Liberation in 1971 at the call of Bangabandhu, the greatest Bangalee of all time.
"During the War of Liberation led by Awami League government on this day (November 21) in 1971, patriotic people, Muktibahini, the armed forces and different paramilitary forces launched combined attacks against the occupation forces," she said, adding that the final victory was achieved by defeating the occupation forces on December 16 in 1971.
Sheikh Hasina said the Armed Forces Day is observed every year on November 21 as a commemoration of advancement and victory of Bangalee nation in the War of Liberation.
Members of the armed forces are brightening the country's image at the international level by performing their duties with sincerity in the UN Peacekeeping Missions, she mentioned.
Besides attaining professional skill, the members of the armed forces are always taking part in facing disasters, constructing infrastructures, serving mankind, assisting civil administration and various nation building and pro-people activities, the Premier said.
On the occasion of the historic "Armed Forces Day", Sheikh Hasina conveyed her best wishes and gratitude to all the members of the armed forces and expressed her respects to the great heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country and prayed for eternal peace for their departed souls.
She hoped that members of the armed forces will be discharging their respective duties sincerely with patriotism, professionalism and higher moral ideology.
The Prime Minister wished success of all the programmes taken on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day-2016.