The Department of English of UAP went on its Annual Picnic to Dhaka Resort, a beautiful, serene picnic spot at Gazipur on February 03, 2020. A total of 165 students from different batches of the department participated in the event. They were accompanied by 7 faculty members of the department which included Ms. Arjumand Ara, Head, Department of English along with the two conveners of the event Saimum Rahman Prattay, Lecturer and Sabbir Ahmed Dibbo, Lecturer of the department. Apart from that a couple of staff of the department also joined the event. Four luxury buses were arranged to transport all the participants to and from the spot. The buses started at 8 am from the UAP campus and reached the picnic spot at around 11.30 am.
The picturesque spot offered an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. The opportunity to take pictures and selfies were not missed by anyone either. The participants also enjoyed a festive lunch session.
A major attraction of the spot was a beautiful, crystal clear swimming pool. The students braved the weather and had a fun time swimming and playing in the pool. Other engaging and interesting games and activities were also arranged and participation was open for all. The activities included cricket, football, badminton, musical chair, pillow passing, dumb charades and many more enjoyable events. The day ended with an informal prize giving session. Prizes were awarded to those who won at different rounds of activities.
The journey back to home started at around 6 pm. The participants kept the return journey in equally festive mood with music and snacks. Finally, the eventful day ended at around 9.30 pm as the buses returned to the UAP campus and everyone went back home from there. Both the faculty members and the participating students expressed their joy and contentment about the event and conveyed their hope for more of such engaging activities.