Shamim (not his real name) was searching frantically for a donor with O negative blood. Without a donor, his mother's life would be at risk after a major surgical operation in her stomach. After an exhaustive search, Shamim finally got a donor from Dhaka University's voluntary blood donor group called Badhon.
“The sun was bright and the heat felt sweltering. Sweat collected on the face and the clefts of the forehead, and dripped down in tiny little droplets of salt-water. It was the first time when the tedious job of cleaning did not feel tiring, instead our hearts filled up with bliss.” This is how we, students of BRAC University, felt while cleaning our National Memorial.