BNP on Wednesday announced a 12-day programme to observe the 39th death anniversary of its founder and former president Ziaur Rahman.
The programmes will begin on May 30 and end on June 10. All of them will be held maintaining social distancing rules amid the coronavirus outbreak.BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programmes at an online press conference.
Ziaur Rahman, who founded the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978, was assassinated by a group of army officers at Chittagong Circuit House on May 30, 1981.
As part of the programmes, Fakhrul said black flags will be hoisted and party flags kept at half-mast atop the offices of the party, including its Nayapaltan headquarters, at 6am on May 30.
Besides, only the party’s standing committee members will place wreaths at Zia's grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar at 11am by maintaining social distance.
The party will arrange an online discussion in the afternoon in memory of Zia.
BNP and its associate bodies will arrange virtual discussions on Zia’s activities, from June 1 to June 10 as part of the death anniversary programmes.The party leaders will also distribute relief materials and clothes among the destitute at different parts of the city on the day arranged by Dhaka North and South units of BNP.
Fakhrul asked party leaders and activists to distribute the relief and clothes avoiding any mass gathering and public meeting.