Graduation Completion Ceremony (Dept. of English)

Graduation Completion Ceremony (Dept. of English)

The Department of English, Varendra University arranged the Summer 2022 Graduation Completion Ceremony for 19th batch and Farewell Program for MA 25th batch on 24 August 2022 at the permanent campus of the university. A large number of students with all the faculties gathered at the venue and the event started at 11:15am. Chief Guest of the program Prof. Dr. Ashik Mosaddik, Honorable Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor (in charge) of Varendra University and Special Guest Md. Shamim Ahsan Parvez, Executive Director of Varendra University graced the occasion with their presence. 

The program started with the speech of a student from 11th semester who shared his sentiments, formally bade farewell to the MA students and congratulated those who have graduated Honors. Afterwards, two BA Honors graduating students and one MA outgoing student shared their feelings. They reminisced their time in the department, thanked the teachers, looked back at the friendships they had and gave some guidelines for the juniors as well. 

Reflecting on the sentiments shared, the Chief Guest of the program Prof. Dr. Ashik Mosaddik gave some timely and fruitful advices. He started his speech with a saying by Rumi and expressed how farewell is both a joyous and saddening occasion. On behalf of Varendra University, he also assured the students that the university is, and will always be, there for them. 

Session Chair Prof. Md. Shahidur Rahman, Head, Department of English, Varendra University then took the podium, thanked the Guests, and expressed his love and concern for the graduates. Saying that the department is their permanent home, he urged the "shining, dazzling, luminous" students present in the program to remain connected and return to the department whenever they can. 

The Special Guest of the program Md. Shamim Ahsan Parvez then congratulated the graduates and gave a wonderful multimedia presentation on the humble beginning of Varendra University and then how it has grown into what it is now. The details about the permanent campus inspired the students a lot.

The formal session ended with the giving away of crests and then a lunch afterwards. 

The cultural session started at 2:45pm and the audience was entertained with wonderful performances. Current students of English department expressed their affection and respect for the BA and MA graduating students through these performances and filled the atmosphere with warmth and love.