Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal addressing as the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of 5 day-long Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 in Bangladesh organized by Entrepreneurship Department of Daffodil International University.
Like other 170 countries of the world, Department of Entrepreneurship of Daffodil International University (DIU) has taken an initiative to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 in Bangladesh through 5 day-long program from 15-19 November 2017. Honorable Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal inaugurated the five-day long program as the Chief Guest today at 71 Milonayoton of the university. Presided over by Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, the function was also addressed by Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr. S M Mahabubul Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mr. Sohael Chowdhury, Country Host, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Mr. Abu Taher Khan, Director, Career Development Center (CDC) and Mr. Mohammad Shibli Shahriar, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Entrepreneurship. This year Entrepreneurship department of DIU in association with Career Development Center (CDC) and Strategic Partner Bangladesh Venture Capital celebrating this week in Bangladesh.
5 day long program includes: Discussion Program on Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh, Business Proposal Competition among talent and potential educated youths of the country Entrepreneurs meet with the participation of entrepreneurs from all over the country including Chambers, Associations and other trade bodies and Start Up Fair participated by Students and Alumni of Daffodil International University’ Workshop on Digital Marketing, Seminar on Venture capital policy and procedure, Discussion on Women Entrepreneurship Day. Mr. Abdul Matlub Ahmed, President, India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be present as the chief guest at Entrepreneurs meet program on November18, 2017 while Industry Minister Amir Hossain Amu will be present as the chief guest at the closing and Award Giving Ceremony on November 19, 2017.
Honorable Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal along with Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Honorable Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University visiting Start Up Fair after inaugurating Global Entrepreneurship Week organized by Department of Entrepreneurship of Daffodil International University.
Addressing as the chief guest Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal Said, Bangladesh achieved record growth in this year. The economic growth is 7.28% now. It has been possible only for contribution of entrepreneurs. Besides, Bangladesh has reduced poverty rate and that is now only 22%, while it was 83% after independence.
Planning Minister also said, after independence total GDP of Bangladesh was only 38 billion, but last eight year it has increased up to 250 billion from 100 billion. Showing this economical growth trend of Bangladesh, World Bank and IMF and other donor agencies treat Bangladesh as wonder of the world.
Planning Minister also said, government has under taken 1450 projects and these projects are now being implemented and under progress. After completion of these 1450 projects Bangladesh will appear before the county men with a new look. Government is trying to complete all those projects as soon as possible, added Planning Minister.
Addressing among the students Planning Minister said, to become an entrepreneur one must have to be visionary as well as having courage of facing the risks and challenges. Those people are successful who can handle the risks with insight, he added.
In his presidential address Dr. Md. Sabur Khan said that a country cannot go ahead only based on traditional education system. That is why we need change of course curriculum. We need to focus on practical education besides theoretical education. That’s why Daffodil International University has introduced Entrepreneurship Department.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan also said, entrepreneurship doesn’t only meaning of doing business. It’s possible to make entrepreneur within the organization. For that we will have to change our mentality, attitude and vision. Besides, we will have to change our education system. Our teachers also have to inspire the students and act in class with entrepreneurial behavior, he added.