Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India's Border Security Force (BSF) jointly yesterday inaugurated a retreat ceremony at Banglabandha-Fulbari check post in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh on the lines of the beating retreat ceremony on Attari-Wagah frontier of India and Pakistan.
BGB Director General (DG) Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam and his Indian counterpart KK Sharma jointly inaugurated in the event where separate contingents of the two forces participated in parade in the no man's land. Later, the DGs handed over gifts to the contingents and exchanged mementos.
From now on, a 30-minute joint retreat ceremony will be held every evening during sunset in the Fulbari frontier by holding a drill, following by lowering of the national flags of the two countries and closing of gates with an aim to strengthen the synergy among the two forces and people of the neighbouring countries.
People from all walks of life enjoyed the programme.
The ceremony is a result of mutual deliberations during the DG-level coordination conference held back in 2012 among the countries.
The ceremony in Attari-Wagah border, known as beating retreat, was introduced in 1959.