BNP and its associate bodies chalked out various programs to observe the day.
As part of the programs, senior BNP leaders, led by party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, together with its activists placed a wreath at Zia’s grave at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city around 10:00 am.
They also offered fateha there and a munajat seeking salvation of Zia’s departed soul.
BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice-chairmen Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Shahjahan Omar, Mohammad Shahjahan, Inam Ahmed Chowdhury, AZM Zahid Hossain, chairperson’s advisers Amanullah Aman, Zainul Abedin Farroque, Habibur Rahman Habib, joint secretaries general Mahbubuddin Khokan and Khairul Kabir Khokon were, among others, present.
Leaders and activists of different units and associated bodies of the party also laid wreaths at its founder’s grave on the occasion.
Earlier in the morning, BNP flag was hoisted at the party’s Nayapaltan central office and chairperson’s Gulshan office and other party offices across the country.
While BNP celebrates November 7 as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, the ruling Awami League and its front organizations consider it as the day of ‘killing of freedom fighters’.