BNP will observe the 42nd death anniversary of its founder and former president Ziaur Rahman today.
The party and its different associate bodies have chalked out a 13-day program to observe the death an-niversary across the country with due respect.
The observance of Zia’s death anniversary program began on Monday through a discussion program at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, and will end on June 10.
The programmes include arranging discussion meetings, seminars, photo exhibitions, wearing black badges, publishing posters and supplements in newspapers and distributing food and relief materials among the destitute.
Ziaur Rahman who founded the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978 was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers at Chittagong Circuit House on 30 May, 1981.
In observance of the day, black flags will be hoisted and party flags kept at half-mast atop the offices of the party and its associate bodies, including Nayapaltan central office at 6:00am today.
Besides, BNP senior leaders, led by party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will place wreaths at Zia’s grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the morning.
BNP and its associate bodies will arrange discussions on Zia’s activities until June 10 as part of the death anniversary programs.
The leaders of the party’s Dhaka south and north city units will distribute food and relief materials among the destitute in different parts of the city on Tuesday.
All of the party’s district, city and thana units will also observe the day by holding various programs, including discussions, to be participated by senior BNP leaders.