Zia's 87th birth anniversary today19 January 2023
BNP will celebrate the 87th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman today (Thursday).
Born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari in Bogura, Ziaur Rahman, founded BNP in 1978 and became the country's seventh president. Zia was assassinated by a group of army officers at Chattogram Circuit House on May 30, 1981.
BNP on Saturday announced a 10-day programme to mark the birth anniversary of its founder with due respect.
The programmes include placing of wreaths at Zia's grave at Sher-e-Banglanagar at 11 am and discussions at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in memory of Zia at 3 pm on Thursday.
BNP's associate bodies will also mark the day with various programmes, including discussions, a photo exhibition, and an essay competition as part of the birth anniversary programmes.
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal will hold a discussion on January 17, Sramik Dal on January 21, Muktijoddha Dal on January 22, Krishak Dal on January 23, Jubo Dal on January 24 and Swechchashebak Dal on January 26. An art competition, organised by Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, will be held on January 18.A milad mahfil, organised by Ulama Dal, will held on the same day.
Dhaka Metropolitan BNP (North-South) will distribute winter clothes today.
Besides, a cultural programme will be held on January 20 arranged by Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (Jasas).
The party's city, district and upazila units will also observe the day with different programmes.
Meanwhile, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued a message on the occasion paying deep homage to Zia.
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.