In a significant milestone in the history of Bangladesh, Daffodil Polytechnic Institute organized the first-ever “1st Graduation Ceremony 2023” exclusively for Diploma in Engineering students. The ceremony took place at Daffodil Plaza, Sobhanbagh, Dhaka, on July 26, 2023.
The Honorable Minister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Mustafa Jabbar graced the occasion as the chief guest, while Mr. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, MP and former Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket Team delivered the Speech as Graduation Ceremony Speaker and Mr. Md. Johor Ali, Member, National Skill Development Authority under Prime Minister’s Office, Mr. Abu Mamtaz Saaduddin Ahmed, Project Director (ASSET Project) of Ministry of Education , Mr. A K M A Hamid, President, IDEB, Prasenjit Chakma, Additional Residential Representative, UNDP Bangladesh were present as the special guests.
The graduation Ceremony was also addressed by Dr. Mohammad NuruzZaman, Chief Executive Officer of Daffodil Family, Mr. Mohammad Abdullah Al Mahmud Zaman, Secretary, Bangladesh Technical Education Board and Mr. K M Hasan Ripon, Principal, Daffodil Polytechnic Institute, Rahat Are Smriti, President; and Mrityunjoy Roy, General Secretary of Daffodil Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association.
In the Graduation Ceremony a total of 350 students has been conferred upon diploma degrees and among them 10 best result oriented diploma holders were awarded ‘Merit Gold Medal’ and 3 were awarded Chairman’s Award in different categories. Best student’s award went to Jerin Tasnim Jaba of Computer Science and Engineering department.
While addressing among the students Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jobbar said, Graduation Ceremony ends your institutional education. Now it’s time to use your acquired education for the welfare of the country and the society. If the education you have acquired is of no use to the society and the country, it will be a great injustice and a great waste of the concerted efforts of your parents, teachers and the institution. So, he urged the students to take a pledge today that you will try to give back to the country multiples of what you have received and contribute to the formation of digital Bangladesh.
He expressed hope that Daffodil Polytechnic Institute will continue its development and progress. The minister also said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman paid maximum emphasis on technical education just after independence. Ahd her daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working hard to build Smart Bangladesh through the implementation of Digital Baladesh.
While addressing as the Graduation Ceremony speaker Mashrafe Bin Mourtaza said, life doesn’t go according to the plans you make for it. Each of you will go through highs and lows, the difficult and the easy, and, regrettably, there may occasionally be too many challenges and not enough smooth sailing. How you handle both situations will determine your genuine level of success.
He urged the students to follow the footprints of some of the high achievers, or active doers, or entrepreneurs, or a visionary like your Chairman, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan; you will need to embark and re-embark on terrains of work and innovation “where angels fear to tread.” he added.
At the welcome address Principal K M Hasan Ripon said, Daffodil Polytechnic Institute has catalyzed innovation in education systems and ensured total digital transformation of its academic systems. We are taking all efforts to develop the modern flagship institution, remarkably different in its devotion to access and equity; to the quality of its teaching, learning, research and to meeting national and regional socio-economic needs”, he added.
He also said, Daffodil Polytechnic Institute has created innovative courses, bolstered academia-industry relationships, expanded international collaboration, integrated innovation and creativity into its educational systems, placed the utmost importance on extra-curricular activities and ensured complete digital transformation of all its delivery systems. By assuring that a Z Generation would have access to all necessary support services and facilities, we attempted to create a comprehensive educational ecosystem.
This milestone serves as a springboard for the continued growth and evolution of Daffodil Polytechnic Institute. As we embark on this inspiring journey, we invite you to join us in shaping a brighter, knowledge-driven future for all.