Eid for foreign students of BSMRSTU
Published: 03:34 PM, 3 May 2022
Four foreign students of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University in Gopalganj (BSMRSTU)
Eid means happiness, Eid means joy. If that happiness is shared with the family, it seems to increase many times. There are so many people around the world whose joy of special moments with their families is now just a memory. The only source of happiness is the joy that is in the memory of these people who are running in the cycle of life. Some such foreign students will meet at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University in Gopalganj (BSMRSTU).
These foreign students are currently living under the same roof of Sheikh Russell Hall of the university. Leaving their families in their own country, it is as if they have built a family among themselves, including with native students, in order to live well.
According to the latest data from the university, a total of 212 students from Nepal and Somalia are studying in different departments. Talking to some people about how they are spending their Eid day in Bangladesh away from family, and relatives.
Abshir Adan from Somalia
Abshir Adan has been studying at this university for four years. “I came to this country from an African country Somalia. Leaving my family and studying far away is also quite challenging for me. However, the hospitality of the people of this country is very fascinating. Today, even though I am away from my family on this auspicious day, I am fascinated by the sincerity of the university administration,” he said.
Md. Ezazul from Nepal
“As our country is close, many people have gone to the country for Eid holidays. However, all of us who are currently in the hall is fine. I spend as much time as I can with my friends on Eid day. I am removing the imperfection of staying away from my own country even if it is a little bit in their friendship,” said Md. Ejazul, a student of BSMRSTU.
Santosh Rao from Nepal
“Though I am not Muslim, I am enjoying today - because each of us should respect other religions and cultures of other countries. I have seen Muslims in Nepal celebrating the day with great joy. This country is no exception. However, I am feeling quite lonely in classmates-zero- campus,” Santosh Rao said.
Rajesh from Nepal
Rajesh is also from Nepal. He said that Eid is a big festival for Muslims. “Every year, I see the university is given a long leave on the occasion of Eid. Many of us go home when we have a big holiday. However, I miss the days spent at home on the day of closure. Hopefully, we’ll meet again with the semester finals,” he added.
Noted that students from different countries of the world have been coming to the public universities of Bangladesh for higher education for the last few decades. According to the 47th annual report of UGC, most of the students are studying in BSMRSTU.