Hard work brings success for an entrepreneur. I started my business with a capital of Tk 175 only. And now the annual turnover of my group — Meghna Group of Industries — is more than $2 billion. This was possible for my hard work
Mostofa Kamal, Chairman of Meghna Group of Industries said this while sharing his experience and journey of his business towards achieving today’s success.
Mentioning that the journey of this success was not that smooth, Mostofa Kamal said “I had to work a lot and I remember once I used to work for more than 18 hours a day.”
Mostofa Kamal, one of the most successful business personalities of the country, was delivering lecture on “Entrepreneurship Development with Hard Work, Patience and Motivation”, organised by the Career Development Center (CDC) of Daffodil University at the university auditorium on Monday.
CDC of the university has taken the initiative with an aim to sharing experiences and stories of the country’s renowned and most successful entrepreneurs with the students of the concerned faculties of the university.
Introducing himself as a day labourer, Mostafa Kamal told the students that he feels irritate when he doesn’t have any work in his hand. He likes to get engaged with work the whole day while he loves to pass his leisure time through reading books.
“Everything is in your hands in this era of technological advancement. You can read books of Oxford, Harvard, and Cambridge library in your room if you want and you must utilize this advantage of technology from a positive viewpoint”, he advised the students.
Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University delivered welcome speech in the lecture session while Ms. Cho Min-Jeong, Second Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Ms. Tahmina Mostafa, Director, Meghna Group and elder daughter of Mostafa Kamal, Professor Dr. Yousuf M Islam, Vice Chancellor, DIU, Md. Abu Taher Khan, Director; Career Development Center (CDC) also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Khan said many universities of developed countries are including their successful entrepreneurs in their academy. But we don’t have that kind of culture in our country. Daffodil International University is trying to introduce this culture.
“The lectures of these successful entrepreneurs will be compiled and published as a book which will act as a reference book for the students of Business Administration, Economics and Entrepreneurship Development department”, he added.
He mentioned that these books will help students to learn and understand their gained academic knowledge in perspective of real life experience.
Passing comments about her worthy father, Ms. Tahmina Mostafa said that her only inspiration and ideal is her father.
“He grew up his children with strong discipline. Maintaining discipline in childhood gave us much pain but now I realize that discipline gave me a successful life”, she mentioned.
The programme was also addressed among others by Ms. Beauty Akter, Vice Chairman of Meghna Group of Industries and wife of Mostafa Kamal, Ms. Tanzina Mostafa, Director, Meghna Group of Industries and younger daughter of Mostafa Kamal, Taif Yousuf, son-in-law of Mostafa Kamal, Professor Dr. S.M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Hamidul Haque Khan, Treasurer; Professor Dr. A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque, Registrar and country’s renowned industrialists, business leaders, economists, teachers, researchers and elites of the civil society were also present on the occasion.