Daffodil International University (DIU) has taken an initiative to observe Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2018 in Bangladesh through the week-long program from 12-17 November 2018. Project Director of A2i Project of Prime Minister’s Office of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh will inaugurate the week-long program as the Chief Guest.
To uphold the details of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2018 towards the journalists a “Meet the Press” was held today on November 6, 2018, at 71 Milonayoton of Daffodil International University. The meet the Press also informed that week-long program includes: Discussion Program and Seminar on Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh, Business Proposal Competition among talent and potential educated youths of the country Entrepreneurs meet with the participation of entrepreneurs from all over the country including Chambers, Associations and other trade bodies and Start-Up Fair participated by Students and Alumni of Daffodil International University’
Mr. Hamidul Haque Khan, Acting Vice-Chancellor of Daffodil International University briefed about the details to the journalists at the “Meet the Press”. The Meet the Press was also addressed by Mr. Munir Hassan, General Secretary, Bangladesh Open Source Network (bdosn), Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman Raju, Director of Students’ Affairs, Mr. Abu Taher Khan, Director (CDC), Mohammad Shibli Shahriar, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Hamidul Haque Khan said, it is traditional thinking among us to set ourselves or to become a job holder from the colonial period. We have to break this tradition. It’s not possible for a country to achieve development through only service holders; rather we need a lot of entrepreneurs. Daffodil International University has taken this gigantic initiative of creating entrepreneurs and in this regard, the university has introduced Department of Entrepreneurship for the first time in Bangladesh. To observe Global Entrepreneurship Week is one of the initiatives of these endeavors.
Mr. Munir Hassan, General Secretary, Bangladesh Open Source Network (bdosn) said that Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 will be celebrated in 170 countries around the world. In Bangladesh this week will be observed at Daffodil International University as the university has been working lot from the very beginning to create entrepreneurs among their students, he added. He also said it requires collective efforts of old entrepreneurs, political leaders as well as government cooperation to create new entrepreneurs.