BNP observed what it calls the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on Sunday remembering the ‘civil-military uprising’ on November 17 in 1975.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with party senior leaders paid homage to its founder Ziaur Rahman by placing a wreath at his grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, marking the day.
They also offered fateha and joined a munajat there seeking eternal peace for Zia's departed soul, reports UNB.
On that day in 1975, amid political turmoil, soldiers and civilians jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the way for him to come to power.
BNP chalked out various programmes to observe the day with due respect.
As part of the programmes, the party flag was hoisted atop all its offices across the country in the morning.
The party arranged a discussion at Mahanagar Natya Mancha on Saturday in observance of the day.
Besides, BNP’s associate bodies also observed the day with various programmes, including discussions, cultural programmes, and publishing supplements in newspapers.
When BNP and its alliances celebrate November 7 as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, the ruling Awami League and its front organisations consider it as the day of 'killing of freedom fighters'. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) observes it as the day of the civil-military revolution.