Official events on the occasion of university graduation are held across the country. Today the first officers' shoulder boards were presented to 92 graduates of the Internal Forces Department of the Belarus Military Academy. The newly commissioned lieutenants received their shoulder boards from the hands of the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, commander of Internal Forces, Major-General Yuri Karayev, who also addressed them with a commencement speech. This year's ceremony is unusual in that it brings together 4th and 5th year graduates. Tomorrow the Military Academy will host the diploma awarding event.