“Accountability is very important. There is a severe lack of accountability in society and state. So, accountability has to be exercised,” said Professor Emeritus Serajul Islam Choudhury at a programme at Dhaka University yesterday.
Department of Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) of DU organised the event to inaugurate “Accounting Week 2020”.
Speaking as chief guest, Prof Serajul said both socialisation and accountability have to be practiced properly. At the same time, people should think about how practicing accountability is improving them.
Besides, “This is high time we change our society by establishing social ownership instead of privatisation. We have to look forward to enhancing social development,” he said.
Prof Serajul said this feeling -- my development is imparted in everyone’s development, my freedom is implicit in everyone’s freedom -- is needed for the betterment of the society.
Citing the recent rape incident of a DU student, he said the country’s women are being empowered but such achievements are constantly fading due to incidents of rape, torture and other violence against them.
The weeklong programmes include debate competitions, quizzes, poetry recitals, sports, dance, music, business planning contests and raffle draws, said department chair Dr Riazur Rahman Chowdhury.