Hundreds of former students of Aparnacharan City Corporation Girls’ High School joined the reunion programme at Saranika Community Centre in the port city on Saturday.
Chittagong city mayor AJM Nasir Uddin inaugurated the two-day reunion programme on the school premises on Friday. Former students’ council of the school organised the programme.
Former student and also former teacher of the school, Latifa Khanam, inaugurated the Saturday’s programme at Saranika Community Centre as chief guest on Saturday.
At the inaugural session, former students’ council convener and retired joint secretary Zainab Begum, former students’ council joint convener Parveen Mahmud, former student of the school professor Rita Dutta, professor Shukla Iftekhar, Basona Hore, Safia Rahman Swati and Brigadier General (retd) Razia Khanam, among others, spoke at the programme.
They recalled their memories and sang a group song at the programme.
They said the school had a large sports ground where they played during recess but unfortunately the ground was grabbed by the vested quarters.
They demanded re-establishment of the play ground for the sake of child students of the school.
Recalling their school memories, they urged all the present and former students of the school to be united to restore the playground of the school so that the next reunion could be organised on the school premises.
They also said, ‘Textbook-based education is not enough, we have learned about life from our teachers who helped us to make our life as quality life.’
They further said, ‘Our teachers were lighthouse and we are still following the guidelines of our school teachers.’
Many other former students of the school recalled their memories at the reunion programme.
Notably, anti-British revolutionist Pritilata Waddedar served as a headmistress at the school in 1932.
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