One year back, nine new recruits joined our department. They were from different universities and different batches. Sampad was one of them, he came from CUET, among the new recruits, he was the only one from there, and one of very few CUETian here in Robi.
I can’t particularly remember the first time I introduced with him. May be because we didn’t shared the common forum. I couldn’t ask him- hey, are you from hall? yes! oh, which hall are you from? and so many similar things. The questions that I could ask almost rest of them.
Lately, we came to know that Sampad was the first of their batch in CUET. Trust me, I was surprised. Not because he was the first, but because he choose to come here, being first, in spite of being a faculty. I told myself, this boy is a fool.
Initially, we found him mostly in asset. First reason: he didn’t get a PC by then, second reason: he was seen mostly updating asset. Long list, huge data service parameter updating. By that time, we came to remember all of their names, specially of Sampad of Asset.
We all were in Uday Tower then. We used to go to Polli for lunch, usually me, Alex, Arafat, Jafar and Sampad- our only non-batch partner. Lately, RCO opened with cafeteria, RNP splited between Uday and RCO, and I moved to RCO leaving all others left in Uday. Then, Jafar shifted to Ericsson and Arafat’s wife cooks well, so he has no reason to eat outside anymore. At lunch time, I always used call Alex to come with Sampad for lunch at cafeteria, except few institutional days(I will explain it somewhere else). Time was moving on and now– it’s time for Sampad to move on his way, different from ours.
Last two years, we have seen few juniors engineers leaving, fortunately, we found only Sampad who offered a lunch to department. I don’t know what made him so grateful!
So now its time to call for another party by us, party for the farewell of Sampad. I already told, exceptionally Sampad has called a party himself for his farewell, so we must do something really good. And I guess we did it too.
Surprisingly, each one of department contributed and really wanted to join, and to me, it seems that this party was specially enriched by the presence of Maruf bhai and Rabbi bhai, ‘coz I hardly seen them in any other party. So thanks to both of them, thanks to each and everyone. Thanks to Alex for his idea, he must be a good planner.
Good luck Sampad, on your new way ahead, wish all your fascinations comes true.