BNP will observe what it calls the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on Sunday (Nov 7), marking the ‘civil-military uprising’ in 1975, reports UNB.
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 him to come to power.
BNP has chalked out various programmes to observe the day with due respect.
As part of the programmes, the party flag will be hoisted atop its all offices across the country on Sunday morning while BNP leaders and activists, led by party standing committee members, will place wreaths and offer fateha at the grave of late party founder Ziaur Rahman at 11am.
The party arranged a discussion at Mohanagar Natya Mancha on Saturday in observance of the day.
Besides, BNP’s associate bodies will hold various programmes, including discussions, cultural programmes, and publishing supplements in newspapers.
When 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-Rob) observes it as the day of civil-military revolution.