Opposition BNP will celebrate its 44th founding anniversary across the country today with various programmes.
BNP, its front and associate organisations have taken up various programmes, including rallies and discussions, to mark the day.
Later, the leaders and activists of the party will hold a rally in front of the BNP's Naypaltan central office at 3 pm, marking the day.
The party will also arrange a discussion at 3 pm on Friday (September 2). BNP senior leaders will speak at the event.
BNP's different units and front and associate organsiations across the country will celebrate the day by holding various programmes, including discussions and rallies.
In its 43-year journey, the BNP had been in power several times and on the opposition bench twice. The BNP has been out of power for nearly 15 years since the 1/11 political changeover.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in a message, congratulated the people of the country, party leaders, workers, activists, and well-wishers on the occasion.
Speaking at a doa mahfil at the party's central office at Naya Paltan, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said now it is their responsibility to defeat the incumbent Awami League government under the leadership of the party's acting chairman, Tarique Rahman, and establish a people’s government.
About the party chairperson Khaleda Zia, he said, "She became the prime minister of the country three times with the love and respect of the people. She's still struggling for the country's democracy, even staying in a hospital with illness. "
Mirza Fakhrul said the BNP chairperson is being denied the right to receive minimum treatment. "Her doctors have made it very clear repeatedly in press conferences that she needs to be treated in a specialised hospital or centre abroad."