Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus unveils plaque at the inauguration of Dr. Devi Shetty's Health City in Mysore, India on September 4. Photo from left: Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, MahaSwamiji.
Nobel laureate Professor Yunus inaugurated Centenary Celebrations at University of Mysore by delivering Centennial Lecture at University. It was celebrated as the beginning university's year-long Centenary Celebrations. This year the university, with over 1,00,000 students, is completing its 100 years. Vice Chancellor Professor K S Rangappa sent a senior Professor earlier this year to Dhaka to personally invite Professor Yunus on his behalf to launch the Centenary celebrations by giving the Centenary Lecture on his vision on Redesigning Economics to Redesign the World. The lecture was attended by an audience of 1500 persons.
Professor Yunus launched the Centenary Lecture Series with a Nobel Lecture. First time in the history of the University, where second President of India Dr.SarvepalliRadhakrishnanused to teach, had a Nobel Laureate giving a lecture. The Vice-Chancellor ceremoniously greeted him with traditional Peta (traditional Mysore) cap, shawl, and a detailed bust made of sandalwood.
Yunus addressed an audience consisting of former ministers, eight former Vice -Chancellors of the University, political leaders, businessmen, bankers, industrialists, NGOleaders, and graduate students. ProfessorYunus lecture marked the beginning of centenary celebration. There are over 70 Bangladeshi students at the university where more than 1500 students from 60 countries are studying.
Professor Yunus also visited the SBRR Mahajana First Grade College in Mysore to launch the Indian Chapter of the Social Business Academic Network. He also addressed faculty and students of the 75 year old College.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus receiving ceremonial gifts from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Rangappa, before he inaugurates University of Mysore's yearlong Centenary Celebrations.
Earlier Professor Yunus inaugurated the brand new NH Super Speciality Cancer Hospital in Mysore, built by Narayana Health Systems in Mysore. Professor Yunus was especially invited by Dr. Devi Shetty, the well-known founder of Narayana Health who has built more than 32 hospitals all across India, to be chief guest at the event.