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6.1 million Ansar VDP members ready to enforce lockdown, says its director general

  • Published at 02:45 pm June 27th, 2021
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receives a salute from the Ansar and VDP members during inspection of a parade at the force's 40th national rally at Bangladesh Ansar and VDP Academy in Shafipur, Gazipur on Thursday, February 13, 2020 Focus Bangla

The Ansar and VDP chief made the remarks while inaugurating a countrywide 'Tree Plantation Program-2021' on Sunday

Director General of Ansar and VDP Maj Gen Mizanur Rahman Shamim said on Sunday its 6.1 million members are ready to work with the administration at field level to enforce upcoming lockdown to stem the increasing cases of Covid-19 across the country. 

He said this while inaugurating a countrywide “Tree Plantation Program-2021” on the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence. 

On Saturday, the government decided to enforce an all-out lockdown from July 1 as the country grapples with a surge in coronavirus cases and fatalities.

Maj Gen Shamim planted saplings at Ansar-VDP Academy at Safipur, Gazipur to kick off the program following coronavirus health rules. 

A colourful procession was also organized on the occasion. The parade encircled the entire academy's parade grounds. Members of all levels of the force took part in it. 

On the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu and the golden jubilee of independence, Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defense Forces have started “Tree Plantation Program-2021” across the country.  

Additional Director General of the Ansar and VDP Brig Gen Khandaker Farid Hasan, Commandant Md Mahbub-ul-Islam, Deputy Director General (Administration) Colonel Mohammad Rafiqul Hasan, Deputy Director General (Operations) Md Shamsul Alam and other members of the headquarters and academy staff members were present at the program.