12:10 AM, January 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:55 AM, January 19, 2018


After an eminent event last year, this year's follow up "Rise Above All 2018" thrived to amaze the participants. Held in Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium, Mirpur, “Rise Above All 2018” took place on January 12, 2018. The event was organised by Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy and kicked off at 10 AM with Corporate Trainer and Life Coach G. Sumdany Don's crowd-engaging ice-breaker.

One of the most captivating moments from the event was when Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, Honourable State Minister, ICT Division, shared stories of his life and all the endeavours he had to face. “Don't work to get something in return, rather, work for doing something great,” he declared.

Rise Above All 2018 allowed successful people from over the nation to deliver top-notch speeches. Reaz Uddin Al Mamoon, MD of Epyllion Group, was the first to deliver a speech, followed by Mahboob Zaman, MD of DataSoft Systems BD Limited; Qamar Uz Zaman, MD of RAK Paints; and Hasan Benaul Islam, Industry Promotion Specialist of LICT Bangladesh, before the lunch break.

The audience broke the silence into rounds of applause after 10 Minute School Founder Ayman Sadiq delivered his speech along with Communication Strategist Solaiman Shukhon; YouTuber Salman Muqtadir; and renowned photographer Prito Reza. “Keep quiet, you might get into trouble by talking too much,” said YouTuber Salman Muqtadir while giving his speech.

The event was even more exciting with speeches from renowned comedian Naveed Mahbub; Sabbir Nasir, ED of Shwapno; Professor A K Enamul Haque, ED of Unisel BD; Bibi Russel from Bibi Russel Productions; Tanjim Haque and Asha Sultana, Founders of Ecstasy; Shehzad Munim, MD of BATB; and last but not the least, Atiqul Islam, former president of BGMEA.

Many young talents around the nation performed in between speeches to keep the crowd entertained. “Rise Above All 2018” also provided employment opportunities to job hunters by asking them to drop their CVs in booths of some of the leading firms of Bangladesh. With the opportunity of networking with various people and learning about the stories of hardship faced by national icons, “Rise Above All 2018” turned out to be a success overall.

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