The North South University MBA Club have recently organized the fifth installment of their esteemed “Follow Your Passion” seminar series on June 5th, 2023, at 5:00 pm in Audi 801.
The event aimed to provide a deeper understanding of pursuing one’s passion, shedding light on the challenges that come with the journey. Distinguished icons from the corporate world shared insights on various aspects of following one’s passion and offered guidance on overcoming obstacles along the way.
The seminar commenced with an awe-inspiring speech from Dr. FJ Mohaimen, the Faculty Advisor of the North South University MBA Club, setting an enthusiastic tone for the event. Guest speakers, known for their remarkable achievements, then took the stage. Mashrur Arefin, the CEO and MD of City Bank, with his extensive experience in the banking industry and notable contributions as a writer and poet, shared his insights. Rashna Imam, the Managing Partner at Akhtar Imam and Associates, advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and founder of the Academy of Law and Policy, provided her valuable perspectives. Yasir Azman, the Chief Executive Officer of Grameenphone, renowned for his expertise in transformation, change management, and business development, also graced the seminar with his presence. Lastly, Ishtiaq Ahmed, the Chief Executive Officer of LPG, Agri Business and Consumer Goods for the Unitex Group, shared his insights with the attendees.
Throughout the sessions, the guest speakers emphasized the significance of hard work and determination in attaining true passion. They emphasized the importance of finding something one loves and committing to it. Genuine passion never feels like work; those who find it are driven to pursue it regardless of time and place. The audience had the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session, where they posed intriguing questions to the esteemed guests, gaining valuable insights from these corporate titans.
The seminar reached its conclusion with a crest-giving ceremony conducted by Dr. FJ Mohaimen, the NSU MBA Club Faculty Advisor, and Farita Binte Hassan, the NSU MBA Club President, honoring the guests of honor. A certificate ceremony was also held to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the MBA Club members who contributed to the success of the seminar. The event concluded on a positive note with a memorable photo session.
Expressing her satisfaction with the event, NSU MBA Club President Farita Binte Hassan stated, “We are delighted to host our signature event, ‘Follow Your Passion,’ for the fifth time, bringing together corporate icons to North South University to share their thoughts and expertise. The audience was truly inspired and learned a great deal from this seminar.”
The well-attended event saw the presence of over 150 students, faculty, and administrative personnel from North South University. With this successful seminar under their belt, the North South University MBA Club looks forward to organizing more captivating programs, seminars, and workshops in the future.
2 Bangladeshi Youths Partakes in China’s Youth Camp
The North East Asian Youth Camp on Sustainable Development 2023, took place in China, Jiangxi Province, which included young representatives from various countries including Bangladesh. In this significant mega event, two individuals from Bangladesh had the privilege to participate.
From August 21st to 27th, a seven-day youth camp was held in the Jiangxi Province of China. The closing ceremony of the camp included the distribution of certificates among the participants. The event was jointly organized by the Jiangxi Provincial Foreign Affairs Office and the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. It was jointly sponsored by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and South Korea’s SK Group.
In the course of the program, participants embarked on learning journeys to Nanchang, Ji’an, and Yichun cities within Jiangxi Province. Their explorations encompassed historic sites from China’s Red Revolution, exhibits on poverty alleviation and rural revitalization, centers for scientific and technological innovation, national geological preserves, cultural heritage sites, folk culture enclaves, and other locales of significance.
The opening ceremony was officiated by Fan Yong, Director of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government. Notable attendees included Xia Wenyong, Vice Governor of Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government; Wu Dianwu, Deputy Secretary-General of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation; and An Rongji, Deputy Consul General of the Korean Consulate General in Wuhan, who also delivered speeches.
Prominent figures such as Zhao Bo, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation; Qiu Ling, Secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee of the Communist Youth League; Huang Xiaoyan, Deputy Director of the Jiangxi Provincial Foreign Affairs Office and Vice President of the Provincial Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; and Hu Zhenyan, Deputy Secretary of the Jiangxi Provincial Party Committee of the Communist Youth League and Chairman of the Provincial Youth Federation, graced the opening ceremony.
Representatives from 30 young individuals of 12 countries, including Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, took part in this camp.
Textbooks for New Academic Year to Reach Upazila Level by Nov, Confirms Secretary
Farid Ahmed, the Secretary of Primary and Mass Education, revealed that they are committed to ensuring that textbooks for the upcoming academic year will reach upazila level by November. This dedication stems from their goal of providing all children with their required books on the very first day of the new academic year. Ahmed made this announcement while serving as the chief guest during a virtual workshop centered on the 2nd Annual Action Plan of USAID’s “Shobai Miley Shikhi” (Let’s learn together) project, held in the morning.
To align with the revised curriculum, textbooks for classes 2 and 3 have been meticulously prepared for the approaching academic year. Furthermore, a plan is in place to introduce new textbooks based on a revised curriculum for 4th and 5th-grade students in the academic year of 2025.
Speaking about the “Shobai Miley Shikhi” initiative, the Mass Education Secretary emphasized the importance of collective learning, emphasizing that the approach ensures inclusivity and equal opportunities for all, while propelling progress through collaborative endeavors. He advocated for a strategic action plan to nurture children, equipping them to tackle the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Presided over by Dilip Kumar Banik, the Additional Director General of the Department of Primary Education, the workshop saw the participation of various key figures. Among them, Mosharraf Hossain, the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Andrew Holland, the Supervisory Contracting Officer of USAID’s Bangladesh mission, Sonjai Reynolds-Cooper, USAID’s Director of Education, and Manish Chakma, the Director of the Department of Primary Education, also addressed the event. This collective effort signifies a strategic move towards enhancing the educational landscape, aligning it with evolving global paradigms.
PM Urges Vigilance Against Militancy, Terrorism with Islamic Scholars’ Support
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon various groups, particularly Islamic scholars, to collaborate with the government in eradicating militancy and terrorism within the country. She made this appeal while presenting awards to the winners of the Jatiya Hifzul Quran Competition-2023. The event, organized by the Religious Affairs Ministry, took place at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka.
Addressing the Islamic scholars, Prime Minister Hasina stressed the importance of preventing misconceptions, militancy, and terrorism through the dissemination of accurate Islamic teachings. She emphasized the need for vigilance to ensure that the younger generation avoids misguided paths. The Prime Minister also urged parents and guardians to closely monitor their children’s activities, including their interactions and regular attendance at educational institutions.
Prime Minister Hasina shared her experience of receiving death threats from religious extremists after taking action against criminals. She highlighted that terrorists transcend religious and national boundaries and underscored that they possess no true faith except that of terrorism.
In her speeches at international forums, Prime Minister Hasina has consistently advocated against associating Islam with terrorism, asserting that terrorism is the sole “religion” of terrorists. She urged Islamic scholars to actively counter any attempts to tarnish the image of Islam through acts of terrorism.
The event featured notable figures, including Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, State Minister for Religious Affairs Md. Faridul Haque Khan, and various prominent Islamic scholars. Hafez Md Abu Zafor Shakil, who secured the third position in the Quran recitation competition, showcased his skills during the event.
The competition, organized by the Bangladesh Dweeni Seba Foundation under the auspices of the Religious Affairs Ministry, aimed to promote the proper recitation of the Quran. The gathering was presided over by Abul Kalam Azad, PM’s former principal secretary and chief patron of Bangladesh Dweeni Seba Foundation.
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