In this holy month of Ramadan I have attended couple of 'Iftar Parties' (don't know why I never could like this term, makes me feel the two words don't go together). So when our English Department student, Mizan, at Uttara Campus came and mentioned 'Iftar,' I was expecting something similar. But no! He had obviously something else in his mind. The students planned to distribute iftar among the people living in the slum areas of Uttara. I appreciated and told him that I would definitely be there. The group of students raised the money, bought iftar items, packed the food and was ready for the distribution on 29th July 2013. Four faculty members (Antara, Nuruzzaman, Rafi and me) accompanied the group. We went to Kamarpara and handed over the packs to men, women and children in the area.
It was a very noble gesture on the part of the students. They taught us the true meaning of Ramadan by sharing a little happiness with the have-nots.