The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has chalked out various programmes to celebrate its 40th founding anniversary on September 1.
The programmes include a public rally, discussion, hoisting party flag, placing wreaths at the grave of party founder Ziaur Rahman.
The programmes were worked out at a joint meeting of the party and its associate bodies at BNP's Naya Paltan central office with its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in the chair on Tuesday.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes in a media briefing following the meeting, reports UNB.
As per the founding anniversary programmes, the party flag will be hoisted atop its Nayapaltan central office and all other offices of BNP across the country at 6:00am on September 1.
Besides, the party leaders and activists will place wreaths and offer munajat (special prayer) at the grave of its founder ex-President Ziaur Rahman at 11.00am on the day.
BNP has a schedule to hold a rally at 3:00pm the same day either at Suhrawardy Udyan or in front of BNP office subjected to permission by the authorities concerned.
The party will also arrange a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh the following day.
Besides, the party's associate bodies and all of its units across the country will mark the day with holding various programmes, including discussion meetings.
On September 1, 1978, Ziaur Rahman formed the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) with a 19-point programme to build a self-reliant Bangladesh.
Since then, BNP ruled the country for several terms.