Ghulam Sumdany Don opened the day-long event with with his Secrets of Entrepreneurship keynote
Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy organized a public speaking session titled Rise Above All 2019 at the capital’s Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) on Saturday. The organization claimed this was the largest public speaking session of the nation. It was open to the public and approximately 1,500 corporates, young professionals, and students attended the day long event.
Ghulam Sumdany Don, chief inspiration officer of Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy, opened the event with with his Secrets of Entrepreneurship keynote.
The crowd was inspired by the lineup of diverse guest speakers at various times of the day.
Deputy Minister of Education and Member of Parliament Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel was a keynote speaker. He quoted the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and emphasized that “Sincerity of purpose and honesty are integral parts of anyone's life.”
He also handed over the Rise Above All Lifetime Achievement Award for Abdul Monem, the founder and managing director of Abdul Monem group, to his elder son Mainuddin Monem.
Bangladesh’s leading textile and apparel manufacturing corporation Team Group’s Managing Director Abdullah Hil Rakib, impact investor Sonia Bashir Kabir, and IPDC Finance Limited Managing Director & CEO Momin U Islam shared the importance of perseverance and lessons from failures, and argued how success will come if one stands by his or her position, and does not give up.
Renowned Bangladeshi singer Habib Wahid was also a speaker during a session. He shared some of the key moments of his life, career, and told the crowd how passion and dreams played a big role in his life.
Group CEO of Igloo Ice Cream Kamrul Hassan spoke of the ups and downs he faced during his remarkable journey of 24 years in the corporate world, and informed the audience about the importance of adaptability and flexibility.
Emerging young musician Pritom Hasan talked about taking risks and chances, and popular young film-maker Nuhash Humayun talked about how being different is not bad, and being different is what makes an individual unique.
Asif Saleh, executive director of Brac, took the stage to share some of the key events in his journey and discussed how curiosity and interest can change one's vision.
Dhallywood film star Nusrat Faria shared the story of her journey with the crowd, and advised them to convert their flaws into strengths by accepting themselves for who they are.
Film star Arifin Shuvoo talked about the struggles in his life and emphasized that true success comes when one rises above their own self.
During the closing session of the day-long event, the organizers announced the one of a kind event will be back again in full force next year.