Dear leaders, teachers, classmates, good morning!
I am Shaun, I am from Bangladesh.During the epidemic, I have been staying with other 27 international students in Wuahn till now. And now I am representing 49 international graduates to give this speech.
When I looked back to three months before,COVID 19 just broke out.Many of us were in doubt what will happen with thesis works and defense, many of us even were in doubt about our graduation. So I want to congratulate all graduates: We are graduating now!
Every end has a new beginning. Today might be the last day for some of us as students, but I believe our learning will actually start from today.
I believe all of us feel the same as Wuhan has truly become our second home because we have had met some amazing people as friends. Every little encounters and experiencesthat I havegained here in China have been enriching and will remain within my memories for life long.
Asa graduating studentwho is about to leave WTU, everyone here has had their own share of excitement and stories that they will carry along their life.In the Chinese Culture class, we studied profound Chinese culture, we began to understand every modern civilization, every path is from history. It is deeply rooted with spiritual gene of classic civilization. Chinese civilization and other classic civilization share similarities and differences.
I would also like to specially mention about “International Education College”. It is them to lead us to walk on the China’s land, witness China’s progress, learn the logic behind China’s development, witness China’s“Poverty Elevation project”, and learn from Chinese Government for how to eliminate poverty. What’s more, this epidemic brings us to understand much deeper about Chinese government and its people.
Modernuniversities provide an opportunity for both national and international students tocommunicate and make friends, provide platform for people to know each other better. Here today, we have been cultivated with the mindset of the world, and appreciation of each other. This is will help benefit the world economic and trade cooperation. For example,I could help you take your business to Bangladesh,I can help you connect with the right persons and also help you understand the business culture, similarly any other student from another country can help us do the same, if we plan to internationalize our business. Let us use our differences to the benefit of all.
We are heading into a future which is uncertain, and everyone says that things will not be the same as they were before, but I believe and I hope they will be better, because when we go through some tough challenges we learn bunches of things about our life.Through the epidemic, we have gained more understanding about the concept of shared community of mankind which was proposed by President Xi.Heencouragedusto communicate more with their Chinese peers and join hands with youth from all countries to contribute to promoting people-to-people connections and building a community with a shared future for mankind. Being an international student we should make contributions to this aim.
Finally, I wish WTU will be better and better and we hope we could come back one day to studyPhddegree. Congratulations once again to all the graduates.
I love Wuhan Textile University. I love Wuhan, the city of heroes. I love China.
Thank you all!