Rise Above All-2022

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Bangladesh’s biggest public speaking event “Walton Presents Rise Above All-2022 Powered by Frutika in Association with RTV” was organized by the Don Sumdany Facilitation and Consultancy for the 6th time at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) on Friday, 18th March 2022. The event creates an opportunity for students and young professionals to connect with people who are experts in their fields and know their stories of success and failure. More than 2,000 corporates, young professionals, and students attended the daylong event.

The program was hosted by Ghulam Sumdany Don (CIO- Don Sumdany Facilitation & Consultancy) who introduced the diverse guest speakers at various times of the day. 

State Minister of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid was a keynote speaker at the event. He compared how Rise Above All is now inspiring the nation’s youth just like the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did and expressed how Bangladesh is progressing with the new power projects helping everyone to get access to electricity.

Bangladesh’s leading telecommunications service provider Grameenphone’s CEO Yasir Azman talked about passion, hard work, and purpose and how it will help one to become successful. Yasir Azman also emphasized that “Honesty and transparency is the key to becoming a successful and strong leader”. 

The Managing Director and CEO, Akij Ventures Limited Syed Alamgir spoke about his journey in the corporate world and informed the audience about the trials and tribulations he had to face in his career. He advises the audience how adaptability is very important to change one’s position. Syed Alamgir talked about how he adapted and gave the public reasons to believe in his products. 

The CEO of RTV Syed Ashik Rahman shared his knowledge about hardship and how challenges make one thrive in life. He also added that planning was the key to his success and growth.

Ayman Sadiq Founder and CEO, 10 Minutes School, Bangladesh’s biggest online educational platform, was also a speaker during a session. He talked about social media and how to build up the brand. He quoted Sadhguru and said, ”We can’t suffer in our past and future because they don’t exist. We suffer from the memories.” 

One of the most famous Content Creators in Bangladesh Raba Khan also shared her journey with the audience. She shared her experience and how she avoided negativity. She credited her success to the people surrounding her and their support. 

Renowned Content Creator Iftekhar Rafsan shared some of the key moments of his career and told the audience how passion and dreams played a big role in his life. He talked about his highs and lows and what kept him going. 

Vice-Chancellor of Asian University for Women Rubana Huq took the stage and shared some key events of her journey and what it took for her to be in this position. She also gave advice addressing the youth, “Love what you want to do and I am promising you would come as successful. Rise above all prejudices and biases. You are the generation that will rise. You won’t lose.”

Manish Chauhan, Chairman, Noize Jeans, Co-Founder of LoveGen Bangladesh shared how observation and seizing opportunity made him successful today in his career. He said, “Never repeat your mistake. Analyze your mistake and learn from it.” 

One of Bangladesh’s most talented film star Siam Ahmed went candid with the audience and reminisced about his career as an actor. He shared his thoughts on what it means to be successful and said, “I always think what more can I add as an actor? I shared these beautiful moments in front of the camera that actually occur in my life.”

Oracle, one of the largest tech companies in the world, Country Managing Director Rubaba Dowla shared her life stories with the audience through her 10 rules. She expresses that loving what you do and not compromising is the only way one can achieve their dreams.  

Bangladesh’s one of the top electronics product’s manufacturer Walton Group’s Managing Director and CEO Golam Murshed gave the closing speech and talked about how this event creates a scope for the youth to learn from the most notable corporate leaders, media personalities, and entrepreneurs. He also shared that, “If you work responsibly success will surely follow you. There is no fixed path for success. The work which gives you inner peace will definitely bring success to you.” 

During the closing session of the day-long event, the organizers thanked the guests and audience for making the event a success despite this hard time and hope to have a bigger event in the upcoming year.

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