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Khazanah Scholarship assessments held at Yunus Centre

The assessments for Khazanah Asia Scholarship Programme were held at Yunus Centre from January 26 to January 28, 2016. A total of 16 candidates took part in the final stages of the viagra canadian assessment at Yunus Centre for graduate and postgraduate programs after qualifying in the first and second layer of assessments.

Every year Yayasan Khazanah Foundation, in collaboration with Khazanah Nasional's partner and investee companies, offers scholarships to deserving candidates from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Palestine to pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate education at selected leading universities in Malaysia. In Bangladesh, Yayasan Khazanah offers the scholarship in collaboration with Yunus Centre. Yunus Centre liaises with top universities and searches buy uk viagra schools in Bangladesh for the candidate selection and also receives nomination from Grameen Bank and Grameen Shikkha on potential candidates for the scholarship award. The children of Grameen Bank members get the opportunity to pursue undergraduate degrees at different prestigious universities in Malaysia while the external candidates are offered postgraduate scholarships. This year Khazanah Scholarship widened its expanse by offering scholarships at globally renowned UK and USA universities for the graduates along with the Malaysian universities. From the candidates, 5 have been chosen for scholarships at the Malaysian Universities and 1 has been chosen for a scholarship in USA or UK based university.

Professor Yunus Inspires Indian Youth

Press Release

প্রফেসর ইউনূস ভারতীয় তরুণদের উদ্বুদ্ধ করলেন।

Photo Caption: Mr . Deepak Vasant Kesarkar, shiv sena leader and Maharashtra's minister of state for Finance, Rural Development presenting a book to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Top Indian business houses met Professor Muhammad Yunus on February 8, 2016 at Mumbai, India at a daylong conference to expand social business in India to tackle pressing social problems. Some of the leading corporations, including Tata Companies, Boston Consulting Group, Mahindra, YES Bank, JP Morgan, Google joined the session to form an action forum what will ideate and implement an action plan for expanding social business. The action plan will aim to facilitate social business initiatives by respective corporate houses what will usher the era of corporate social business in India, as deemed by the participants.

The session was facilitated by Yunus Social Business, India. Participants were keen to use the experience of Professor Muhammad Yunus while expanding the social businesses in India. Professor Yunus appreciated the willingness of the leading corporations of India to utilize their mandatory CSR budget to create social business in solving social problems in a sustainable manner.          

Yunus Proposes Social Orientation to Olympic Games

To read the news in Bangla ইউনূস অলিম্পিক গেমসের সামাজিক অভিমুখীনতার প্রস্তাব করলেন

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhamamd Yunus and President Thomas Bach of IOC shake hands in front of the historical Olympic flag designed and statistics cialis testimonial created in 1914 by father of modern Olympics Baron Pierre de Coubertin of France. The five colors of the rings represent the colors most commonly used  in nearly all the flags of the world. Photo: IOC/Christoph Muratal

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was invited by president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach for a discussion with him and visit the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at Lausanne, Switzerland when Professor Yunus met Mr Bach one year ago. In response Professor Yunus visited him on January 24-25 at Lausanne.

On arrival Professor Yunus was greeted by President Bach who gave him a two hour personal tour of the Olympic Museum. President Bach himself explained the history and significance each item on display. President Bach took over in September 2015, and is the first ever President who is also a Olympic Gold Medalist. Mr Bach won the gold medal in fencing in 1976. The Museum contains highly interactive and informative exhibits.  This highly impressive Olympic World Exhibition informs visitors of the history of the ancient Olympic Games and the rebirth of the modern Games in the 19th century. Highlights include a display of various Olympic torches, as well as video documenting major moments in the history of opening ceremonies.  Olympic medals are also on display.

The modern Olympic Games was founded by Pierre de Coubertin who almost single handedly shaped what became the leading international sporting event featuring summer and winter sports competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.

Yunus Visits Social Business City of Barcelona & FC Barcelona

“বার্সেলোনা সামাজিক ব্যবসা নগরী ও বার্সেলোনা ফুটবল ক্লাব ” পরিদর্শন করলেন ড. ইউনূস

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was invited by the Futbol Club Barcelona to visit the FCB Stadium and Museum during his stay in Barcelona on 26-27 January. He was welcomed by the Vice President of the club Mr Jordi Cardoner and www.mapaction.org Member of the Board  Dídac Lee by Campe Nou.

Professor Yunus was given a tour of the Stadium and a special tour of the museum during his visit. He was invited to walk over the pitch which is not normally allowed to do. He was taken to the VIP box to get a view of the field to get a feel of how the game feels like when it takes place on the pitch. He was invited to come and watch any game from the VIP Box whenever he wishes to do it. He was taken to the media gallery to experience the views of the pitch as the media see it. He was interviewed by the FCB official TV channel. Later, Professor Yunus was taken to the museum and given a guided tour of the resourceful museum. The hosts took out the trophy that FCB won the 2015 World Club Football Championship last December. He also took photos of one of Messi's five gold footballs. FCB is home to the two greatest players alive today Leonil Messi of Argentina and Neymar of Brazil. The Vice President of the Club said they are honored to host Professor Yunus and would like to learn from him about how to bring a smile to people especially kids faces through football.

Yunus meets Canada Premier Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at a reception hosted by the Prime Minister  at Davos to discuss about international development

Nobel laureate Professor Yunus was invited to a reception hosted by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to have a meeting with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister gave a glowing tribute to Yunus for his global contribution for poor women and his long association with microcredit programs in Canada, which were inspired by his work in Bangladesh. Prime Minister Trudeau recollected his visit to Bangladesh accompanying  his father in 1983, when he was only 12 years old. He especially mentioned his visit to Chittagong. Professor Yunus invited him to visit Bangladesh again. They discussed the North American Social Business Forum which will be held in Ottawa on 28 September 2016. The Prime Minister invited Professor Yunus to visit Canada so that they can discuss policy issues to help the under reached population of Canada also about the Canadian development assistance program.  He promised to provide all his support to the social business movement in Canada.

During their meeting singer and poverty activist Bono and www.cathalac.org Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey joined the discussion to give their views on International Development Program.

During the reception Yunus also held a  one on one discussion with  Finance Minister Bill Morneau who is a friend Professor Yunus and was a member of a reception committee to honour Professor Yunus in Toronto two years ago. He also had a discussion with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Singh Bain and and foreign trade minister. The Ministers all invited Yunus to visit Canada.

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