Update May 14, 2015

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BNP’s 14-day prog to observe Zia’s 34th death anniversary

Sumel Sarker

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BNP’s 14-day prog to observe Zia’s 34th death anniversary

14 May 2015, Nirapad News: BNP on Thursday worked out a 14-day program to observe the 34th death anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman.

The observance of Zia’s death anniversary will begin on May 28 and end on June 10.

The programs were finalized at a joint meeting of the party held at its Nayapaltan central office with BNP joint secretary general M Shahjahan in the chair.

After the meeting, Shahjahan said the programs include holding discussions, wearing black badges, publishing posters and supplements in newspapers and distributing food among the destitute.

“We want to hold our programs in a peaceful manner. We hope the government won’t create any obstacle to our programs,” he said.

Ziaur Rahman who founded the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1978 was assassinated by a group of disgruntled army officers at Chittagong Circuit House on May 30, 1981.

As part of the programs, BNP will arrange a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh on May 28. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is likely to attend the programe.

BNP’s different associate bodies will arrange various programs, including discussion, from April 29 to June 10 in observance of the death anniversary.

On May, 30, party and black flags will be hoisted atop the party offices across the country, including Nayapaltan central office.

Besides, leaders and activists of the party, led by its chairperson Khaleda Zia, will place wreaths at the grave of Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on the day.

Jatiyatabadi Ulema Dal will organise a Doa Mahfil on the premises of Zia’s grave while Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB) will provide free medical treatment and medicine in front of the party’s central office.

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will distribute food among the destitute and poor at various spots across the capital on May 30, 31 and June 1.

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