BNP on Tuesday chalked out various programmes to celebrate its 40th founding anniversary on September 1.
The programmes include a public rally, discussion, hoisting party flag, placing wreaths at the grave of party founder Ziaur Rahman.
The programmes were worked out at a joint meeting of the party and its associate bodies at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office with its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in the chair.
After the meeting, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes.
As per the founding anniversary programmes, the party flag will be hoisted atop its Nayapaltan central office and all other offices of BNP across the country at 6am on September 1.
Besides, the party leaders and activists will place wreaths and offer fateha at the grave of its founder ex-President Ziaur Rahman at 11.00 am on the day.
BNP has a schedule to hold a rally at 3pm the same day either at Suhrawardy Udyan or in front of BNP office subjected to permission by the authorities concerned.
The party will also arrange a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh the following day.
Besides, the party's associate bodies and all of its units across the country will mark the day with holding various programmes, including discussion meetings.
On September 1, 1978, Ziaur Rahman formed BNP with a 19-point programme to build a self-reliant Bangladesh. BNP ruled the country for several terms.