The symposium hosted 14 reputed individuals, all of whom had unique stories to share with younger generation for creating positive change in the society
Young fashion designer Humaira Khan always wanted to seek attention from her parents by doing different things because the family always wanted her to do her best compared to others.
However, she was largely interested in aspects other than her academic activities like painting and singing. After getting attracted to fashion designing, she bought a sewing machine at Tk500.
“Never give up. Stay with your dreams. Take a challenge and never look back,” said Humaira, founder of a boutique house named "Anokhi."
Humaira, whose work was featured in Vogue magazine as she collaborated with designers from other Saarc countries on the “Travelling Jacket” project, shared her experience with the audience during a daylong symposium organized by Junior Chamber International (JCI) titled “Be The Change: Redefining The Stereotypes” at SOS Hermann Gmeiner College in Dhaka on Saturday.
SOS Children’s Villages Bangladesh was the strategic partner of the event while Dhaka Tribune was media partner.
The symposium hosted 14 reputed individuals, all of whom had unique stories to share with younger generation for creating positive change in the society.
Addressing the event, Erfan Haque, convener of the symposium, said this event was organized to promote young generation so that they could contribute to socioeconomic development of the country.
The list of speakers included Zara Mahbub, country director and CEO, KITC Ltd; Rean Rahman, country head (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), iflix; Prof Imran Rahman, dean, ULAB Business School; Ilmul Haque Sajib, co-founder, Sheba.xyz; Asraful Huque Sium, youngest cardiac surgeon in Asia; Md Enamul Haque, managing director, commercial banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh; Tamanna Chowdhury, principal dietician, Apollo Hospitals and Priota Iftekhar, founder, Flag Girl.
During his speech, Amzad Hussain, a director of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, shared his experience on how he made his way to take up opportunities and how he utilised those.
Syed Tanvir Husain, chief human resource officer of Grameenphone, emphasized proper education as he believed if anyone got the proper technical based education, he or she would be able to improve their destinations.
Zara Mahbub, country director and CEO of KITC Ltd, said young people should have their passion to have a good life and be a successful person.
Rean Rahman, country head (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) at iflix, said it was not important at what age people started their journey of life, it was rather important to start first.
National President of JCI Bangladesh Irfan Islam said it was a big opportunity for the youth to learn from the experience and knowledge for bringing positive change in society.
Irfan Islam, National President, Sarah Kamal, National Executive Vice President, Arman Ahmed Khan, Ismat Jahan and Salehin F. Nahiyan, National Vice Presidents were present along with National Directors, Local Presidents and JCI members at the program.
JCI is a Global Organization of young active citizens age 18-40 who are engaged and committed to create impact in their communities and invested in the future of the world.
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