PM attends joint meeting of NDC, DSCSC

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DHAKA, Aug 12, 2018 (BSS) – The 16th joint meeting of the Governing Body of the National Defense College (NDC) and Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) was held at the Prime Minister’s office at Armed Forces Division in Dhaka Cantonment here today.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Chairperson of the NDC and DSCSC, presided over the meeting, an ISPR press release said.

Prime Minister’s Security Affairs Advisor Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, chiefs of three services, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division, secretaries of the Public Administration Ministry, Finance Division, Defense Ministry, Foreing Ministry, Secondary and Higher Education Division of the Education Ministry and vice chancellors of the Dhaka University and Jahangirnagar University were present.

The prime minister in her speech expressed satisfaction over the development and progress of the two prestigious institutions of the armed forces and expressed gratitude to the members of the governing council for their special role for development and progress of the institutions.

The prime minister also thanked the authorities of the institutions for arranging time befitting training for officers asking them to continue the process in future. She gave them instruction for creating knowledgeable military and civil leadership and ensuring optimum utilization of the national resources.

The prime minister said her government has formulated Armed Forces Goal- 2030 in light of the defense policy framed by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and is continuing its efforts for development and modernization of the armed forces.

The NDC is playing an excellent role in preparing the the high military and civil officials of the country and senior military officials of the friendly countries to take the responsibilities in higher positions, which brightened the image of the NDC abroad.

Side by side, the prime minister said, the DSCSC, as a renowned institution, is making contribution to groom up the mid level officers of Bangladesh Armed Forces and friendly countries. The officers after receiving the training are also performing excellent duties beyond the country’s territory in the UN missions and other counties.

In the meeting, the commandants of the NDC and DSCSC gave short presentations on the activities of their institutions. The governing council reviewed the progress of the implementation of the decisions of the last meeting.

The commandants thanked the prime minister for her continued support and guidelines for development of the NDC and DSCSC.

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