Leaders of the U.S. House and Senate bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal award to Professor Muhammad Yunus in recognition of his efforts to combat global poverty. Through his creative ideas, hard work and brilliant implementation of the idea of microcredit throughout Bangladesh and globally, Prof Yunus has made brilliant contributions in the cause of helping millions of poor, especially women, take charge of their lives to overcome heartbreaking poverty. Congress voted to award the medal to Professor Yunus in 2010. The Gold Medal represents Congress’s highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. The ceremony held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET in Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Professor Muhammad Yunus with the new graduates of Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
When he arrived in Minnesota — his last stop before coming to Utah this week — Muhammad Yunus came face-to-face with Fahmida Zaman.
I imagine it would have been similar to if Henry Ford had met the children of farmers liberated from isolation by the automobile, or if Thomas Edison had looked out an airplane window at the millions of twinkling electric lights of Los Angeles after dark.
Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated Grameen Telecom Trust’s (GTT) very first social business project through a video conference today (1st April) at Yunus centre. The project titled ‘SDRS Social Business Project’ is based in the Gaibandha District, Bangladesh. It will focus on enhancing income of women belonging to poor households by ensuring that they get the best price for producing caps which will be exported to Oman. Prof. Yunus talked
Professor Muhammad Yunus has opened the 3rd Social Business Design Lab with his introductory speech at the Yunus Centre on 23rd March 2013. Participants from different organizations at first reviewed the update of previous social business ideas and then they have presented six new social business plans like- rickshaw project for unemployed young people, NGF social business project, nirvana social business project, ID group & texeurop social business project, salt cultivation social business project and NTFP social business project. After the presentation, there was question and answering session, group discussion to include necessary recommendations and finally the participants came up with an action time frame.