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BNP celebrates its 43rd founding anniversary

| Updated: September 04, 2021 20:33:26


BNP celebrates its 43rd founding anniversary

BNP and its associate bodies celebrated the 43rd founding anniversary of the party across the country on Wednesday with various programmes.

On September 1, 1978, late President Ziaur Rahman founded the party with a 19-point programme to build a self-reliant Bangladesh.

The party flag was hoisted atop its Nayapaltan central office and all other offices of BNP across the country at 6:00 am, reports UNB.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir together with party senior leaders placed wreaths and offered fateha at the grave of its founder Ziaur Rahman at 11:00 am, marking the day.

Later, the leaders and activists of BNP’s Dhaka south and north units also placed wreaths at Zia’s grave at 11:30 am.

Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) arranged a health camp on the ground floor of the BNP’s central office at 12noon.

On this occasion, the party will also arrange a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday.

BNP's associate bodies and all other units across the country also marked the day by holding various programmes, including discussions and providing assistance to Covid-infected patients through the party's Covid-19 help centres.

In its 42 years' journey, BNP had been in power four times and in the opposition bench twice.

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