An Attempt to Get Into the Air Force (That Failed)

baf shaheen college

When I was a child, I used to dream of joining the Air Force. I didn’t exactly wish to be a pilot unlike what most other kids would do. I just wanted to be in Air Force because I liked the uniform of Air Force more than Navy and Army. Army uniform looked like jungles to me and Navy uniform, well, looked like restaurant waiter to me. FYI, Bangladesh Navy’s uniform is plain white.

I know the reasons are childish. I was a child, you know.

But I didn’t know that I would happen to be admitted into a college that is under the direct supervision of Bangladesh Air Force. Continue reading

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A Day at College when Camera was Allowed

Some of the readers wondered when they came to know that all sorts of mobile phones, cameras and other electronic gadgets (excluding watches, given that it’s not so fancy) are barred in my college. I revealed the fact in an earlier post in this blog. However, many students do take their mobile phones regularly. I like to play it safe at college and I think I’m okay without my mobile phone for these 5 hours at college. So, I don’t take mobile phone or digital camera to college.

Last June, I got myself admitted into BAF Shaheen College Dhaka which is administered under the supervision of Bangladesh Air Force. The college is well-known for its strict discipline. You know the defense. Their first and foremost mantra is to stay disciplined.

My sister told me to make sure I take pictures at the college premises with my friends and teachers because these memories are something that can’t be compared to anything else in the future. Like I said, mobile phones and cameras are forbidden inside the college. But sometimes, everything is allowed.

January marks annual sports day and prize giving ceremony in all schools and colleges across the country. Ours is no different. Starting from late January, athletic competitions, parade and other sports events took place with the final ceremony on February 2nd, 2012. These days, you could take literally any gadget inside the college.

I wasn’t sure at first. A couple of classmates and I were inside the classroom during roll call when I decided to take out my camera and ask the teacher for a pose. I wasn’t sure if he’d be mad at me. Luckily, he posed for me. Funny thing is, as soon as my camera was appreciated, all the other students took out their digital cameras or mobile phones to take the photo!

sukumar sir at uranus on baf shaheen college dhaka

That is our class teacher, Sukumar sir, inside our classroom. The name of our section is Uranus, as seen in the board in the back.

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