ICMAB arranged ‘Doa Mahfil’ and webinar discussion to observe National Mourning Day

The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) observed National Mourning Day on Saturday, the 15th August 2020 arranging ‘Doa Mahfil’ and discussion on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

National flag has been hoisted half-mast atop the institute premises. ‘Doa Mahfil’ was arranged after the Asar prayer at the Dhaka Branch Council floor of the Institute. ICMAB’s President, office-bearers, Past Presidents, Council Members and a large number of members of the Institute attended the ‘Doa Mahfil’ physically and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu, his family members and the martyrs of 15th August 1975.

A special webinar discussion program was also held at 7:30 p.m. where Dr. Mashiur Rahman, Economic Affairs Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister Sk. Hasina attended as the chief guest. Professor, Bangabandu Chair and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr. Atiur Rahman and Mrs. Shabnam Jahan MP attended the program as special guests.

Dr. Mashiur Rahman highlighted on Bangabandhu’s works and life and economic vision to build a poverty and hunger-free happy and prosperous Bangladesh. He said that Bangabandhu always carried his dream for people. After the end of British era in the sub-continent and the formation of Pakistan, he realized very quickly that Bengali people are still oppressed like they were before. His struggle for people never stopped. He lost his studentship of Dhaka University for fighting for the rights of the 4th class staff of the University. Mohammad Ali Zinnah was a supreme powerful person and nobody couldn’t think to stand against him whenever Bangabandhu didn’t hesitate to show objection to Mr. Zinnahs word. Bangabandhu never cared for any post or power, all he wanted was the independence of people.

Dr Atiur Rahman told that Bangabandhu knew how to pass the inspiration among people. He was the greatest leader who also had the great skill of creating leaders. He built this entire nation from a null situation. We had nothing after independence, no money, no food, no roads, infrastructure, education. West Pakistani oppression was so cruel and cunning that their per head income was 61% greater than us during 1970. In such condition, Bangabandhu started his journey to build this country and today we are standing in a great position, which is by all means his gift to us.

Special Guest Mrs. Shabnam Jahan MP said, Bangabandhu always thought about independence of people and doing good to them. He was always thoughtful about the freedom of Bengali people by all means from the very early stage of his political inception. He fought for Bangla language, democracy and independence.  Beside his bold and lionheart attitude, he was a very friendly person too.

ICMAB President Mr. Md. Jasim Uddin Akand FCMA presided over the discussion meeting. He said that Cost and management accountants would work hard for making ‘Sonar Bangla’ which was Bangabandhus’ dream. He said that, Bangabandhu built this institute for us within a very short time after the independence and the CMA family is always thankful for that. Our professionals create a great impact for the productivity of company through total quality management. ICMAB President added that, CMA professionals are working hard to actualize the dream of Bangabandhu, the sonar bangla. He requested to attach the CMA professionals more for ensuring economic development.

Mr. AKM Delwer Hussain FCMA, Chairman of ICMAB Seminar & Conference Committee and Vice President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) gave the Welcome speech. He said that we couldn’t be so successful or stay in a good position today withot achieving independence under the able leadership of Bangabandhu. Everything we have today is the contribution of the father of the nation.

Mr.  Abu sayed Md. Shaykhul Islam FCMA, Past President & present Council Member of the Institute and member of the Public Sector Financial Management Committee of Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) moderated the entire program and remembering childhood memory when Bangabandhu was fighting and leading the movement of independence of Bangladesh. He urged professional Cost and Management Accountants to work under ethics and integrity and strengthen the hands of Bangandhu’s daughter Honourable Prime Minisrer SK. Hasina to make Bangladesh a rich nation by 2041.

ICMAB Secretary Mr. Md. Munirul Islam FCMA gave the vote of thanks.


  • Start Date:August 15, 2020
  • Start Time:19:30
  • End Date:August 15, 2020
  • End Time:23:30
  • Number of Participants:500
  • Location:Webinar
  • Contract Person:Mr. Md. Moslem Uddin, Assistant Director
  • Contact Number:Cell : 01847360644, e-mail: mpd.ma@icmab.org.bd