Everybody should work together to face the challenges of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us a lot of things which are required to gear up our efficiency level. Once we were worried about traffic jams while attending any programme in the Gulshan area, Covid-19 has taught us to conduct any meeting virtually. Moreover, we can do a lot of things within a short time without being tired, which increases our efficiency level, said Dr Rubana Huq, the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) at a virtual members’ conference on Saturday, 12 September 2020.
The Virtual Members’ Conference on ‘Head and Heart of Leadership’ was organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh(ICAB) where Dr. Rubana Huq was present as the Chief Guest. Muhammad Farooq FCA, President, ICAB delivered welcome address of welcome and Parveen Mahmud FCA, Past President of ICAB conducted the session as the Session Chairman. Opening remarks was made by N K A Mobin FCA, Member Council, ICAB while concluding remarks was made by Mohammed Forkan Uddin FCA, Vice President, ICAB. Ayesha Jahan Bibha, Affiliate Professor, University of Denver, Sydney, Australia, presented the keynote paper.
Dr. Rubana Huq said, the pandemic has taught us to be humble, an important attribute for being a true human being, regardless of which religion you follow. We have also learnt how to live together, said Ms. Huq and added that when Covid-19 will be over, there will be some problems, and we should face them together. She said, a Leader should take decision at the time when he could alien his head and heart. Leader must focus on truth, she added.
Muhammad Farooq FCA said, our society, economy, business have been hit hard by the COVID Pandemic. To recover from this economy loss, business leaders have a great role to play, he said and added that CAs have a historic opportunity to demonstrate leadership for positively reshaping the mindsets of the businesses. Think "out of the box" in this changing global paradigm and help transforming the businesses into wise entrepreneurship, he advised.
Parveen Mahmud FCA, past president, ICAB, who presided over the webinar, said we should think everything positively, which could make our life easier.
Paper presenter Ayesha Jahan Bibha said, when the pandemic outbreaks started, people got scared. After three months, it became the "new normal" and people found the way to adjust with it. At present, after six months, we should treat Covid-19 as the 'better normal'. Otherwise, we will lag behind, she added.