The official journey of the newly elected Committee of Junior Chamber of International (JCI) Bangladesh has started its journey. The inauguration ceremony of the newly elected committee of JCI Bangladesh was held at Le Meridien in Dhaka on January 23, 2021. The journey of the new Board began with the formal the chain handover between the former President Sarah Kamal and the newly elected President Niaz Morshed Elite.
Minister of Information and Joint General Secretary of Awami League Dr. Hasan Mahmud MP graced the program as chief guest.
The British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh Javed Patel, Chairman of Suchinta Foundation Mohammad A. Arafat, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Barrister Shah Ali Farhad and Chairman of Fortune Shoes Limited Mizanur Rahman were present as special guests.
The chief guest said, "Bangladesh can be expected to become the golden Bengal of Bangabandhu's dream under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu, before 2041, with the joint efforts of the people of the country."
Addressing the JCI youth, he said, "We have to dream not only for ourselves or our families, but for the whole country and the people of the country. Only then the country will reach to its goal."
Special guest Javed Patel said, "I congratulate JCI Bangladesh for its accomplishments over the past year. Historically, young people in Bangladesh have always been at the forefront of bringing positive change in their communities. The UK will continue to support Bangladesh by helping its young population develop their leadership skills, and to deliver equitable, inclusive and sustainable social and economic growth, wellbeing and prosperity."
In his welcome address, President Niaz Morshed Elite said, "We are standing at a milestone in Bangladesh. This year is a milestone for all of us born in this beautiful country. Bangladesh is celebrating its fiftieth birth anniversary this year and in the meantime we are on the path of increasing development in almost all world indices. Our founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman laid the foundation of this great nation."
He called upon all the members of JCI Bangladesh and the able leadership to uphold the trend of development.
Mohammed A. Arafat, Chairman of the Suchinta Foundation, encouraged youth leadership to build a positive position in the digital space in a modern changed world, peace, empathy, and coexistence between different groups. He lauded the contribution of an organisation like JCI in building a progressive and modern developed state by countering extremism.
Special Assistant to PM Barrister Shah Ali Farhad said, "The biggest partner and ally in youth development is the Awami League government and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The youth must come forward to implement the vision of 2041."
Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Chairman of Fortune Shoes Ltd. said that Bangladesh is now a global example of business, trade and economic growth. Country's GDP and foreign investment is proof of that. He said that he was happy to be involved in JCI's initiative and assured that he would always be by the side of the youth in any initiative.
In the program, the Inaugural Organizing Committee Chair and National Vice President Imran Kadir said, "The JCI 2021 National Board of Directors has re-emerged from a recent democratic election and is a true reflection of our members' beliefs, feelings and dreams towards this organization. We are committed to uphold the dream projects of the local chapter with our strategic, ethical and intellectual support."
The event was sponsored by Fortune Shoes, Vasavi Fashions, De-Coordinator, BNO Lubricant, Orchard Group, Aristocrat Event, Minhaj Food, Farmroots & Spectrum, Content Man and Le Meridien.
A fashion show was held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of independence, courtesy of Vasavi Fashion Limited. After the dinner, the program ended with a captivating cultural program with the musical performance of popular singer Sabrina Porshi.