Dhaka, October 22: The annual two-weeks long CAPSTONE COURSE for national policymaking leadership was inaugurated today Sunday (22-10-2017) at the National Defence College (NDC). The course will terminate on 02 November 2017.

Lieutenant General Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy, Commandant, NDC inaugurated the course as the Chief Guest. The course is in its Eighth year and has generated great interest among all sectors of the national policymaking milieu. In his address, the Commandant paid his deepest tribute to our great leader, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all who sacrificed their lives in liberation war and language movement. He emphasized on knowledge, understanding and mutual respect to build up a co-creative solution oriented framework for ensuring sound foundation for national security and development. He also mentioned that, we would continue our struggle to realize the dreams of the Father of the Nation.

A total of 32 Fellows including parliamentarians, bureaucrats/technocrats (Secretaries and equivalent), senior military officers (Major General and equivalent), eminent educationalist, senior doctors and engineers at policy planning level, senior Police Officer, senior representative from government autonomous institutions, senior journalists, business leaders/CEOs/industrialists, Non Government Organization representatives and consul/diplomat are taking part in the course.

Among others, Faculty Members, Course Members of National Defence Course-2017 and Staff Officers of NDC were present on the occasion.