Post Budget Discussion on “Bangladesh Economic Scenario with Reference to Budget FY 2019-20 & RMG Sector
Department of Business Administration of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) has organized a Post Budget Discussion on “Bangladesh Economic Scenario with Reference to Budget FY 2019-20 & RMG Sector” on June 27 2019 at its permanent campus, Nishatnagar, Turag, Dhaka. Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished fellow of Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) was the Principal speaker in the discussion session.
Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT was the Chief Guest of the program while Prof. Eng. Dr. Ayub Nabi khan, Vice Chancellor (Acting), BUFT, Prof. Dr. A H M Habibur Rahman, Dean, School of Business, Prime Asia University and Mr. Md. Moshiul Azam (Shajal), Member, Board of Trustees, BUFT were present as the special guests of the program. Distinguished Professor Md. Muinuddin Khan, Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, BUFT presided over the program.
Dr. Mustafizur Rahman, Principal speaker of the program discussed various aspects of the National Budget FY (2019-20), especially allocation for ever growing Education Sector, Sustainable Growth for RMG sector, Poverty Alleviation, GDP Growth Rate, Inflation, Implementation of the Development Programs and SDGs etc.
The session also discussed about the major financial issues such as new Value Added Tax (VAT) system, Bank Interest Rate, Monetary Policy and Entrepreneurship Incentive and Performance Evaluation of the past year Budget followed by a lovely question and answer session from the audience. The discussion session was also graced by the Treasurer, Honorable Deans of all Faculties, The Registrar, Heads of Different Departments, Faculty Members and Students of different departments.
A Crest of Appreciation was presented to the Principal Speaker Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow CPD by Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, BOT, BUFT. The session concluded with the concluding remarks and Vote of Thanks by Distinguished Professor Md. Muinuddin Khan, Dean, FBS, BUFT.
The Center for Coordination, Consulting, and Testing (CCT) of BUFT led by Assistant Manager, Ms. Kamrun Nahar Panna, organized a seminar, ‘Wings of Fire’ in the Multipurpose Hall. The keynote speaker at the event was Ms. Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Head, Marks & Spencer, Bangladesh. Ms. Bhowmick is a distinguished alumnus of BUFT; she was the top graduate in the innaugural Post Graduate Diploma in Apparel Merchandising program offered by BUFT.
Ms. Bhowmick gave a highly motivating and awe-inspiring speech to the audience, mostly consisting of the students of BUFT. In a brief introduction about herself, she described how she overcame hardships, obstacles and challenges in her life to get to the position she is at today and how determination played a vital role in the process. Ms. Bhowmick encouraged the students to use their time wisely, and effectively to best prepare themselves in order to achieve their future goals. She added that Marks & Spencer will continue to support BUFT students and graduates with seminars, workshops, internship and employment opportunities. Later Ms. Bhowmick met with Mr Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT, who thanked her for taking time out of her busy schedule to visit BUFT.
The Anti-Drug Monitoring Committee on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking held a rally to support BUFT’s firm stance against drug abuse and trafficking. The ADMC formed by Founder Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr Muzaffar U. Siddique, actively practices a no-tolerance policy against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. They will continue to do so to ensure that BUFT maintains its excellence in creating conscious, responsible, and diligent world class leaders.