Andhra University Creates Yunus Social Business Centre

Press Release (07 January, 2017)

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is being ceremonially honoured during the observation of the 90th anniversary of Andhra University , Vishakhapatnam, India and the 10th anniversary of the Nobel Peace prize of Professor Yunus.

Andhra University , Vishakhapatnam , India received Professor Yunus on 5 January as Chief Guest in its three day observation of the  90th anniversary of the university and the 10th anniversary of the Nobel Peace prize of Professor Yunus . On this occasion a symposium on Social Business for Sustainable development was organized . Professor Yunus gave the keynote speech  in the inaugural session. Before his speech the Human Development Minister of Andhra Pradesh Ganta Srinivasa Rao and the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Nageshwara Rao  welcomed Professor Yunus and declared that the university is in the process of creating a Yunus Centre of Social Business as an interdepartmental facility to take up research on social business and to inspire young entrepreneurs in it. Professor Raghu Babu on behalf of the organizers explained the inspiration by Prof. Yunus's ideas and actions that led the university to make this decision.

Attended not only by the faculty and students of the university but also the academia and young students from nearby districts attended Prof. Yunus's very inspiring speech. He narrated how the idea of social business spread out and how can Andhra University play an important role in it. He also emphasised that the social business model will bring about a qualitative change for the better across the world, not just for Third World countries. Exhorting youngsters to turn entrepreneurs rather than job-seekers, Yunus said south asian countries can make use of the demographic dividend if the spirit of entrepreneurship is inculcated in the youth.

Professor Yunus addresses Indian Science Congress and Challenges the Scientists to devise Technology Exclusively to Solve People's Problems

Press Release (05 January 2017)

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressing a plenary session of the 104th Indian Science Congress on January 4, 2017. The congress is being held at Sri Venkateswaran University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Professor Yunus addressed a plenary session of the 104th Indian Science Congress on 4 January. The huge auditorium of Sri Venkateswaran University in Tirupati , Andhra Pradesh , the venue of the congress, was full to the brim with scientists, students and others coming from all over India. Professor Yunus in his hour-long speech explained the latest progress of the social business all over the world and especially in India. He explained the finer points of this concept of non-dividend business to solve social problem. In a hall full of India's brightest young scientists and young technologists he asked them to be entrepreneurs, not job seekers and create new ideas in social business so as to banish forever poverty, unemployment, carbon emission - the three zeros advocated by him.

OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE COUNCIL TO END THE HUMAN CRISIS OF ROHINGYAS IN MYANMAR

Dear President and Members of the Security Council,

As you are aware, a human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity is unfolding in Myanmar.

Over the past two months, a military offensive by the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State has led to the killing of hundreds of Rohingya people. Over 30,000 people have been displaced. Houses have been burned, women raped, many civilians arbitrarily arrested, and children killed. Crucially, access for humanitarian aid organisations has been almost completely denied, creating an appalling humanitarian crisis in an area already extremely poor. Thousands have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, only to be sent back. Some international experts have warned of the potential for genocide. It has all the hallmarks of recent past tragedies - Rwanda, Darfur, Bosnia, Kosovo.

Yunus Receives Gold Medal From Modi

Press Release (04 January, 2017)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi honours Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus for his contribution to the society with a gold medal while inaugurating the 104th Indian Science Congress in Triputi India on January 3, 2017. Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, is also seen beside him. Photo: Collected

Indian PM Narendra Modi has awarded a gold medal to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus while inaugurating The 104th Indian Science Congress in Triputi India on January 3, 2017. Professor Yunus received this award along with five other Nobel Laureates who were invited as the key speakers in the Congress.Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and several Union Minister as well as good number of famous Indian scientists also spoke during the inauguration.

49 Nurses Graduates from Grameen Caledonian Nursing College

Press Release (22 December, 2016)

320 Children of Grameen Borrowers Pursuing Nursing Degree

Nobel Laureate and Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University(GCU) Professor Muhammad Yunus awarding the top student during the Fifth Graduation Ceremony of Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) on Wednesday 21st December, 2016. A total of 49 students graduated this year from the college who are all children of Grameen Bank members.  Photo: Yunus Centre

Fifth graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) with 49 students graduating who are all children of Grameen Bank  borrowers.  Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus presided over the graduation ceremony as the Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland. Mr Frank Crossan, Professor, GC University & Executive Director, Grameen Caledonian Nursing College represented Vice Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian university at the graduation ceremony. All 49 graduating nurses of this class have been hired by a top private specialized hospital already.

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