The United Nations declared ‘World Peace Day-2022’ has been celebrated in the capital through colorful arrangements. “End Racism” in the establishment of united peace. JMI Group has celebrated the day with due dignity like every year keeping in mind the theme of ‘Build Peace’.
In a discussion meeting organized at ‘Abdus Salam’ Auditorium of the National Press Club of the capital on Wednesday morning, the speakers highlighted the importance of celebrating the World Peace Day with the aim of creating public opinion to achieve happiness and peace for humanity irrespective of caste, religion and caste.
In the President’s speech, JMI Group Founder and Managing Director Md. Abdur Razzak said, “Covid-19 caused economic recession all over the world. Without overcoming that disaster, the war between Ukraine and Russia has started again. This war is taking a toll on us even from afar. In the last 4-5 months, the cost of international transportation has increased by 6 to 7 times in import and export of goods. Besides, three months ago, against the LC opened at 86 taka per dollar, now the payment has to be over 110 taka. As a result, the businessmen of this country are constantly forced to incur huge losses. In this situation, for the sake of world peace, we want the war to stop from this moment. Talk is the solution to all problems.”
Md. Abdur Razzak also said, “JMI Group has been celebrating the 20th Peace Day for more than a century. We want this one-day practice to gradually become a practice of every day, i.e. 365 days, for the complete establishment of world peace. Let us, hand in hand, stand by the side of the oppressed with a generous spirit, and unite to establish the basic rights of peace and security. Our victory in building a world free of apartheid is inevitable.”
Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Department of Dhaka University spoke as a special guest at the discussion meeting. Md. Tauhidul Islam and Saifuddin Ahmed, Chairman of Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Dhaka University.
In the closing speech, JMI Group Chairman Md. Javed Iqbal Pathan said, “Every member of the JMI family is committed to upholding the theme of the United Nations Day of Peace. I think our efforts today are timely to combat racism.”
Mr. Mostafizur Rahman Patwari, Director of Nipro JMI Pharma, and Mr. Kunio (Kenny) Takamido, Executive Director of Nipro JMI Medical Limited also spoke at the discussion moderated by JMI Group Deputy General Manager (Administration) Mr. Abdullah Al Faruqi. JMI Syringes and Medical Devices Limited Director (Finance) Hiroshi Saito, JMI Group Advisor (Administration) MA Rajek, JMI Builders and Construction CEO Md. Mohiuddin Ahmed, Chief Financial Officer of JMI Group. Jahangir Alam, Abhijit Pal, Executive Director of JMI Syringes and Medical Devices Limited, and Mohammad Masood Hasan, General Manager (HR) of JMI Group.
After the meeting, the founder and managing director of JMI Group announced the opening of the procession organized on the occasion of World Peace Day by blowing balloons and white doves in front of the press club. Abdur Razzaq. The procession started from the Press Club and ended at Doel Chatwar of Dhaka University.
Note that JMI Group is a pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturing and marketing company established in joint investment with foreigners. Started in 1999, JMI Group currently has joint investments from Japan, South Korea, China, Turkey and Thailand. More than 8 thousand employees are working in 42 institutions of JMI Group. Nipro JMI Joint Investment JMI is providing health services in the country and abroad by manufacturing and marketing various world class life saving medical equipments and medicines in the country. Besides, JMI is importing and marketing Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to meet the environment-friendly fuel demand across the country.
With the aim of establishing a war-free world, it was decided to recognize the first day of the session of the United Nations General Assembly as ‘World Peace Day’ since 1981. Although this day is celebrated on the ‘third Tuesday’ of September every year according to the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, since 2002, it has been set on September 21 as the ‘World Peace Day’ every year with great importance.
(Dhaka Times/21 September/SKS)