BNP has opened ‘Zia Smriti Pathagar’ in 15 districts of the country On the occasion of the 42nd martyrdom anniversary of "proclaimer of great independence, founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP, re-founder of multi-party democracy, architect of modern Bangladesh, visionary statesman, former president Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttam, these libraries were inaugurated from the Zia Smriti Library of the party’s central office in Nayapaltan on Sunday (June 4) afternoon. Acting Chairman of BNP Tarique Rahman was virtually involved in it.

The libraries of 15 districts are Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet, Mymensingh, Comilla, Munshiganj, Cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon, Manikganj, Jhenaidah, Khagrachari, Joypurhat, Jessore, Rajbari in party offices.

In the opening ceremony, acting chairman of BNP Tarique Rahman congratulated everyone associated with the ‘Zia Smriti Pathagar .

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at the inauguration ceremony that everyone should read books. Just don’t decorate the library, don’t leave the books. Make sure that the books are read.

He complained that the current government has destroyed the library. I don’t know how much you know, but I know… Earlier in every district, government libraries were built and baradhs were provided, lots of books were provided. There is a National Book Centre, from where books are sent there (to different libraries) every year. It’s all closed now.

Mirza Fakhrul also said that the library movement is no more. We have to create this movement. Inaugurated today in the 15 districts, the library must be turned into a movement. Not everyone does this, those who do need to be encouraged. There is no need to politicize everything.

He said, library must be given utmost importance to enrich politics. We should take efforts to build at least one library in every district. I can proudly say that BNP is the party which is building libraries in districts.

Leaders of 15 districts connected online along with Senior Joint Secretary General of the party Ruhul Kabir Rizvi spoke in the chair of Zia Smriti Pathagar, BNP Chairperson Advisory Council member Abdus Salam.

BNP’s organizing secretary Shyama Obaid, Juba Dal president Sultan Salauddin Tuku, Swachhasebak Dal’s SM Jilani, Krishak Dal’s Shahidul Islam Babul, Chhatra Dal’s Saif Mahmud Jewel, ‘Zia Smriti Pathagar’s general secretary Zahir Deepti and others were present in the event.