Valedictorian Speech



Dr. Dipu Moni MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education; Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury MP, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education;Honorable Nobel Laureate Dr. Kailash Satyarthi;Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah, Chairman, University Grants Commission; HonorableVice Chancellor, Professor Dr. Lutfar Rahman; Honorable Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder; HonorableChairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Respected faculty and Distinguished guests:

Thank you for allowing me to stand here and share my experience of being a student of Daffodil International University. It is impossibleto describe the experience of four years in a few minutes, but I will try to mention a few significant events.

I am Sagor Mojumder from a village called Dupchachia in Bogura. I remember I was not a very good student in my childhood. But myprimary and secondary school teachers took care of me and guided me well. When I got admitted into a college, I was shattered by anevent that made my life painful. I was broken hearted and life seemed meaningless to me. I, however, continued my studies and passedmy HSC exam.

After that I sat for an admission test of a public university, but I was not successful. I waited for a year and appeared at another admissiontest, but failed again. I kept on trying and after a long struggle I had the opportunity to get admitted into a science and technologyuniversity. But as I had lost my self-confidence in the process, it started affecting my life as an engineering student. As I was mentallyshaken, I thought I would not be able to undertake the responsibilities of an engineer in real life. I was so inconfident that I decided to quitmy studies. I could not tell my parents about it, so I submitted blank exam scripts in my final examination. I failed in the exam and told myparents that I did not wish to study any more. My elder brother insisted that I should at least obtain graduation from a university.

Then a miracle happened. I suddenly saw an advertisement for a graduation course in the Department Environmental Science & DisasterManagement of Daffodil International University on Facebook. The course appealed to me and I got admitted into this university. Afterstarting my life here, I came to know a few fantastic human beings. I wish to mention a few of them in order to show my gratitude to them.The first person I want to mention is Mr. Md. Azharul Haque Chowdhury, who inspired me to start dreaming again. But the most importantperson in my life, who has given me new hope, is Professor, Dr. A.B.M. Kamal Pasha. I saw him going through difficult situations in his ownlife, but I never saw him without a smile on his face. I learnt from him the lesson of not losing hope and starting all over again. I thankthem from the bottom of my heart for inspiring me to overcome sufferings. I also want to thank Dr. Mahfuza Parveen and Mr. Md. SadirulIslam Khan for their love, support and kindness shown to me. I will never forget these teachers in my life.

Fellow graduates, never lose hope, start believing in yourself. Don’t be sad or lose self-confidence. Stay positive and you will succeed.May the Almighty bless us all!

Sagar Mozumder
Environmental Science & Disaster Management Graduate
Daffodil International University