Muhammad Yunus and the Presidential Medal of Freedom


Muhammad Yunus attended a reception in his honor, following his receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and delivered a stirring speech about his 33 year fight against poverty and what he plans in for the future.

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5 Responses to “Muhammad Yunus and the Presidential Medal of Freedom”

  1. President Obama Awards Dr. Yunus With Medal Of Honor | San Diego Micro-Finance Says:

    […] the growth of the microfinance industry and has earned him a number of globally-renowned awards.  Watch The Video of Dr. Yunus after receiving the Medal of […]

  2. Jubli Makka Says:

    I wish to join millions across the to congratulate and rejoice with Professor Yunus for this well deserved award. You certainly have left a legacy in the field of micro finance which has become the greatest tool to fight poverty. Iam glad to associate with your noble goal of fighting poverty.

  3. President Obama Awards Muhammad Yunus Medal of Freedom « Paderborner S'J Web Blog Says:

    […] Professor Yunus’ Remarks […]

  4. Saulat Kamran Says:

    Congratulation to Dr. Mohammad Yunus.
    Thank you Dr. Mohammad Yunus for proposing to build a South Asian Union (SAU) In South Asian region. I am already proposing and propagating idea since 2005 by different websites, news papers and news media of the world. I thanks again to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Yunus for proposing at proper place in Indian parliament I think about that, who can put up this proposal in proper place in government level like parliament or in ministry levels of my proposed 44 countries of South Asia because I am common man of the country. I have web site . I like to approach it in all levels of all government places of 44 South Asian countries. I also gave 12 point road map to implement South Asian Union (SAU).
    Process of South Asian Union (SAU) Implementation
    1. Forming union by including 44 countries as mentioned above.
    2. The Nations of the region can form South Asian Parliament by approving the appointment of Presidents, Kings, Prime ministers, Foreign ministers, Home ministers, Defense ministers & ministers for trade & commerce as members of the SAU parliament.
    3. Establishing a powerful single currency like EURO, for example South Asian Currency (SACU) or dollar or any other selected by the forum. And valuation can be fixed by averaging the currency values of the nations concerned.
    4. Abolishing visa system in order to promote traveling freely, and adopting free trade among the regional countries.
    5. Forming a joint military council to establish security of state, countries of the union & for common people.
    6. Paving ways for the people of the Union to seek jobs according to their capabilities.
    7. Making good uses of cultural and sports organizations through which the participating nations can establish their identity to understand each other.
    8. Funding should be made by member nations to establish Research Centers for medicines, incurable diseases, and science & technology for the benefit of general people.
    9. Establishing Bank such as Union Bank of South Asia to educate mass population, provide fund for natural disaster. Also making ways to drive homeless and astray people into employment through cottage industries to make their livelihood better so as to stop them from becoming smugglers, miscreants, or terrorists.
    10. Regarding child labor, concrete steps should be taken by providing free education established by the Union in the form of NGO. Orphans to be included in this establishment.
    11. Each state should be responsible to stop smuggler from drug/ arms trafficking. Also find ways to stop women & children trafficking.
    12. State to State disputes should be resolved for the best interest of the people. If necessary, the SAU may be called in the process of settlement.

    South Asia (Political Map) 1999

    Proposal for Future South Asian Union (SAU)
    The Proposed countries are Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan and Philippine.
    Saulat Kamran
    E-Mail Address:
    House No -28, Road No-4, Dhanmandi R/A.
    Dhaka, Bangladesh.


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