BNP is going to celebrate its 43rd founding anniversary across the country on Wednesday in a low-key manner due to the prevalence of Coronavirus.
On September 1, 1978, late Ziaur Rahman founded the party with a 19-point programme to build a self-reliant Bangladesh.
BNP and its associate bodies have taken up various programmes, including discussion, to mark the day.
As per the programmes, the party flag will be hoisted atop its Nayapaltan central office and all other offices of BNP across the country at 6:00am on Wednesday.
Besides, BNP standing committee members will place wreaths and offer fateha at the grave of its founder Ziaur Rahman at 11:00am on the day.
Later, the leaders and activists of BNP’s Dhaka south and north units will also place wreaths at Zia’s grave at 11:30am.
Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) will arrange a health camp on the ground floor of the BNP’s central office at 12noon where medicines and treatment equipment will be provided for the Covid patients.
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 will mark 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 for four times and in the opposition bench twice. BNP has been out of power for nearly 13 years since the 1/11 political changeover.
BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in separate messages congratulated the people of the country, party leaders, workers and activists and well-wishers on the occasion, reports UNB.