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BNP celebrates Ziaur Rahman's 84th birth anniversary

  • Published at 11:29 pm January 18th, 2020
Late president Ziaur Rahman
File photo of late president Ziaur Rahman

As part of the programs, BNP senior leaders together with other party leaders and activists will place wreaths at Zia's grave around 10am on Sunday

BNP marks the 84th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman on Sunday. 

Born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari in Bogura, Ziaur Rahman founded Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978 and became the country's seventh president. 

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced a variety of programs to mark the day at a press briefing at the BNP's Nayapaltan central office on Saturday, reports UNB. 

As part of the programs, BNP senior leaders together with other party leaders and activists will place wreaths at Zia's grave around 10am on Sunday.

Besides, party flag will be hosted atop all BNP offices across the country. 

Doctors Association of Bangladesh (Dab) will arrange a free health camp at BNP's Nayapaltan office around 11am. BNP will also arrange a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the afternoon.

BNP's associate bodies and the party's district, city, upazila and thana units will celebrate the birth anniversary with various programs.

Meanwhile, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued a message on the occasion paying homage to its founder.

He recalled the BNP founder's contributions to the country's development and restoration of 'multiparty democracy'.

Fakhrul also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul of Zia.