Parting is such a sweet sorrow”--keeping this Shakespearean note in mind, Department of English Language and Literature, Premier University Chittagong bids farewell to 56 outgoing students of 28th batch on Saturday. On the same occasion, the department welcomes 171 freshers of 35th batch. The oxymoronic event of farewell and reception, which practically implement the concept of Tagore's song "Tomar holo shuru, Amar holo Sara" (you begin when mine is done), was organised by the students of 29th batch.
The Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Dr. Anupam Sen delivered a motivational speech on the occasion. He inspired the students to learn English language properly in order to get an easy access to world literature. He also pointed out the colonial history of English language and literature and its impact on our country. He said, "education empowers a person by adding values to his life". He also imparted the importance of reading Bangla literature as well.The honourable member of the Board of Trustees, Begum Hasina Mohiuddin, the proud mother of our Deputy Minister of Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, expressed her gratitude and wished the students a bright future by putting an emphasis on the importance of learning English. The Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the founder Chairman of the department Professor Dr. Mohit Ul Alam ornately delivered his inspiring speech to bid farewell to the outgoing fellows and welcome the young spirits. In his speech, he suggested that the true aim of education is to enlighten oneself. The aim of our life is to help the helpless.
Chairman of the DELL Sadat Zaman Khan presided over the event. Coordinator of 28th batch, Ms. Shantanu Das recalled her journey as their coordinator and hoped for the best for the students. All the teachers of the department were very enthusiastically present in the event to strengthen the courage of both soon-to-be graduates and freshers for their new journey both outside and inside of the department. Later the honourable guests launched a student's journal "Bricolage".
A colourful and lively cultural programme was held after the formal session. A number of vibrant students participated to make the programme successful. A special live show by a rock band named "Teerondaz" blowed everyone's mind. The day concluded by finally leaving so many emotional memories behind.