Monirul Islam and Minto Hoque, two former students of Dhaka University, have been living in Western Australia for long. They got admitted into the varsity in 1961 and 1963 respectively and have been maintaining a good relationship since then. But in Australia, they hardly meet each other.
There are hundreds more in Australia who had such stories to tell.
However, a reunion of alumni of Dhaka University gave them a chance to pass a joyful moment on Saturday and reminisce the campus days.
Minto Hoque told The Business Standard that it was an amazing experience as he got the chance to meet the seniors, friends and juniors after a long period. "It seems that I am now on the Dhaka University campus," he shared.
Actually, it was dream for many old pupils of Dhaka University, who have been living in Western Australia, to meet each other and get a few moments to gossip.
The Saturday evening fulfilled their expectations when they met each other and recalled the days they had passed on the DU campus decades ago.
About two hundred alumni of Dhaka University with their family members attended the reunion for the first time held at Udlupain Family Centre at Perth in Western Australia.
They hugged, gossiped, took snaps and shared their memories of Dhaka University life each other.
Dr Md Moazzem Hossain, associate professor of Sustainability Accounting and Governance at Murdoch University, who coordinated the function, said, "It was a tough task for us to gather all the alumni of Dhaka University for the first time in Western Australia. But now it feels good seeing the smiling faces of our participants."
"We have a plan to arrange such programme every year," he said.