Here’s a report from International Class (2007) alumnus Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director of Student Affairs and the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at Daffodil International University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university recently completed construction of a permanent campus outside the city. Syed presided over the opening day festivities and shared this video.
WATCH the jubilant video here: file://localhost/Users/jwootten/Desktop/Syed_Daffodil.mp4
“About 12,000 young people boarded 300 buses for the journey to the 30-acre permanent campus about 15 KM outside the city. I played the role of co-convener and emcee for the days’ festivities, which included speeches, dance and music performances and much joy.
Participants included TV and film stars, national sports figures (National Cricketers, Mt. Everest mountaineers, et al.), architect Yeafesh Osman, heads of state (Minister of Science & Technology), business leaders from the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry and university officials.
With this expansion to the new campus, we will be able to provide quality education to 30,000+ students. We believe in IT and interaction for building a developmental community; and so the university set-up its own internet along with a radio station for the students’ use.
I’ve worked with Mr. Sabur Khan to develop a new course, The Art of Living, designed to nurture the dream of developing future generations.”