BNP to observe ‘Nat’l Revolution, Solidarity Day’ Saturday
07 November 2015, Nirapad News: BNP will observe ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on Saturday, marking the civil-military ‘uprising’ in 1975.
The party has chalked out a 10-day program to celebrate the day amid the absence of its chairperson Khaleda Zia, now in London.
Other political parties and different socio-cultural organisations will also observe the day from different historical perspectives.
On this day in 1975, amid political turmoil soldiers and civilians jointly freed then chief of army staff Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka cantonment, paving the way for Zia to come to power.
As part of the party’s programmes, BNP will hoist party flags at its central office and all other offices of the party and its associate bodies at 6:00am.
BNP leaders and activists will place wreaths at the grave of party founder and late President Ziaur Rahman at 10:00am.
BNP’s all the units and associate bodies will also observe the day across the country with various programmes, including discussion, photo exhibition, free medical camps and blood donation.
Meanwhile, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a message greeted the people of the country on the occasion.
Terming November 7 a ‘historical day’ in national history, she said, “On this day in 1975, soldiers and civilians took to the streets together with a strong vow to protect the national independence and sovereignty and foil all conspiracies against the country.”
The spirit of November 7 is an inspiration in the national life she said, adding,” I think it’s necessary for the nationalist forces to get united imbued with this spirit.”
While BNP and its alliances celebrate November 7 as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, the ruling Awami League and its front organisations consider it as the day of ‘killing of freedom fighters’.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) observes it as the day of civil-military revolution.