“Bengali girls always prefer to buy saree or ornaments but I always like to buy tickets,” said Kazi Asma Azmery, who traveled to 100 countries in just nine years.
“I started my journey of travelling by selling my gold ornaments because I had no benefit in wearing ornaments. I think travelling is an investment and knowledge by which you can learn everything even you can learn more by travelling than reading about a specific object," she said.
She was speaking at a programme held at the Centre for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences, (CARAS) of Dhaka University (DU) on Wednesday.
Sharing her experience with the audience Kazi Asma Azmery said, “I had to suffer a lot and face negligence in different places during travelling just for being a Bangladeshi and for carrying Bangladeshi passport, but Europeans or other developed countries’ citizens get pure hospitality everywhere spending half the amount of money as us.”
“I always carry Bangladeshi passport so that people can know me and my country and I felt proud to do that,” she added.
Dhaka University Research Society (DURS) organised the seminar.
Conducted by Saifullah Sadeq, president of DURS and presided over by Kazi Samio Sis, senior research fellow of CARAS, DU philosophy department Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman and Joint Secretary of Road Transport and Bridges Ministry Zakir Hossen also spoke at the program.