Dhaka, May 29:- Along with other countries of the world, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers was observed with due respect today Sunday (29-5-2016) in Bangladesh. The day’s programme began with “Peacekeepers Day Run” arranged by Bangladesh Air Force Base Bashar and Air Force Base Zahurul Haque, Chittagong in early morning. “Pacekeepers Day Run” began from BAF Falcon Hall, Tejgaon and ended at the South Plaza of National Parliament. On the other hand, in Zahurul Haque Base it began from the Zahur Guard Room to Kornaphuly Guard Room. As the Chief Guest, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP inaugurated the event by releasing pigeons, balloons and festoons and took part in the Peacekeepers Run arranged by BAF Base Bashar. On the other Hand, Rear Admiral Akhtar Habib, NGP, ndc, ncc, psc, Commander Chittagong Naval Area, New Mooring, Chittagong inaugurated the event by releasing pigeons, balloons and festoons as the Chief Guest and took part in the Peacekeepers Run arranged by BAF Base Zahurul Haque. At the very beginning of the event the Chief Guest, representative of local UN organization and Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Zahurul Haque Air Commodore AHM Fazlul Haque, BSP, ndu, afwc, psc delivered speeches highlighting significance of Bangladesh Peacekeeping Forces in UN peacekeeping mission. The representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Armed Forces, Bangladesh Police, UN agencies and Inter Service Organization, Dignitaries, Student of different school/colleges and media personnel took part in the events.