President Zia’s 82nd birthday observed

(BNP Communication) —  Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP observed 82nd birth anniversary of president Ziaur Rahman, Biruttam, countrywide with a vow to intensify its movement to restore democracy.

Ziaur Rahman was born at Bagbari in Bogra on January 19, 1936.

He formed BNP in 1978.

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and party’s leaders and activists placed wreaths at his graveside in Dhaka and offered prayers.

Mirza Alamgir, BNP secretary general said after placing wreaths that the Awami League would have suffered defeat if DNCC election took place. BNP has taken up weeklong programmes to observe the day.

The party flag was hoisted at its offices at metropolitan cities, districts and upazilas across the country including at the central office at dawn to mark the day.

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal held a photo exhibition on the life and works of Zia on the ground floor and cut a cake at Zia Srimiti Pathagar at the BNP office at Naya Paltan. In Dhaka, Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal brought out a procession from the BNP central office that ended at Shantinagar intersection parading different city streets.

At the start of the procession Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said BNP is carrying out movement for restoring democracy.

Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh would arrange a free medical camp on the ground floor of BNP central office Saturday at 10:00 am.

His proclamation from Kalurghat radio station in Chittagong on March 27, two days after the Pakistan army’s crackdown on unarmed Bengalis on the night of March 25, 1971, made Zia a household name throughout Bangladesh.