Speech of Mr. M H Khusru FCA, President – ICAB for the Year-2021 in 48th AGM of ICAB
Honorable President, Council Members and fellow Members of the institute and my beloved ICAB Officials – Assalamualaikum and a very good evening to you all.
At very outset, I must thank to the Almighty to give an opportunity for serving my beloved institute, highly respected CA fraternity, opportunity for caring our lovely students, chance to uphold the image of our profession and contributing our best to the nation.
Dear Fellow Professionals
I would like to express heartfelt thanks to you for your confidence in electing me as Council member. Truly, I am here today because of you, your support. I owe to you!
Respected Council members, many of you spent hundreds of hours contributing towards the betterment of the institute, I sincerely thank each of you. Thank you for this overwhelming show of confidence. I intend to carry out the office of President of the ICAB bringing you together.
I congratulate, my vibrant and dynamic vice-presidents Mr. Sidharta, Mr. Joadder and Ms. Maria: Congratulations! I look forward to work with you as a team to advance the issues which are priority to our fraternity.
I must thank, incumbent President and his team for their unprecedented efforts to undertake some lifeline changing initiatives during the pandemic where world is literally halted. One of them is DVS, what is now changing the eco-system of the financial arena, Thank you once again Mr. President. President, please rest assured that all of your good initiatives will be taking forward for the betterment of the institute and members in particular.
“Everything that we enjoy is a result of someone's hard work. Some work is visible and other work goes unseen, but both are equally important. We would like to remember all of our predecessors who led the institute to this stage. Myself and on behalf of my Vice Presidents and Council colleagues, we express our sincere gratitude.
In the year, 2020 so far, we lost 24 members including (03) three past presidents, we pray for the salvation of the departed soul.
Ladies and gentlemen
We have been passing through a very critical time not just for Covid, world is shaping up differently due to the technological advancement and many other reasons. It is really time for us to quickly adopt and be relevant to this changing world.
Please consider, 2021 is to the year of automation. Our efforts would be continued to bring more brilliant students to our profession and more connectivity with business, government and regulators and creating a more value to our members.
Time is calling upon us to be force of hope, enhancing capability innovative thinking and to create values not the numbers.
Ladies and gentlemen
I believe in possibility, as president 2021, I will spare no effort to take the institute to new height. We need to work with each other to maintain our competitiveness as you know the African Proverb “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together”.
Finally, if I may borrow the words of Martin Luther King Jr. – “We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers”. Friends, the day we members learn to live like brothers, life will be much more blissful.
We want to listen your voice, suggestions and support. Please keep us in your prayers.
May Allah bless us!
Happy new year 2021 in advance.
Mahmudul Hasan Khusru FCA