Managing Director from Grameen Bank participated at Laureates and Leaders Summit, Rastopoti Bhaban, New Delhi, India on 9-10, December 2016.

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Laureates and Leaders for children Summit held in Rastopoti Bhaban, New Delhi, India on 9-10, December, 2016. This Summit was organized by the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the chief guest. Nobel Lauriate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, presided over the Summit.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Princess Charlenc of Monaco, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Princess Laurentine of the Netherlands, UNESCO Special Envoy one Literacy for Development and Jose Ramos-Horta, former President of Timore-Leste, Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Gilbert Houngbo, Former Prime Minister of Togo, Ms. Laymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Lauriate, Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Ms. TawakkolKarman Nobel Peace Laureate Mr. AngelGuria, Sec-general Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development participate at this summit.

Mr. Ratan Kumar Nag, Acting Managing Director of Grameen Bank along with his wife Shampa Paul was also invited in this summit. Mr. Nag was also Moderator and Pannnelist speaker for two different Sessions which was held in Rastopoti Bhaban, New Delhi, India.

গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক বৃত্তিপ্রাপ্ত ছাত্র-ছাত্রীদের সনদপত্র বিতরণ অনুষ্ঠান সম্পন্ন

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সূত্রঃ দৈনিক ইত্তেফাক বৃহস্পতিবার, ২৯ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৬, ১৫ পৌষ ১৪২৩, ২৮ রবিউল আউয়াল ১৪৩৮

গ্রামীণ ব্যাংকের বৃত্তিপ্রাপ্ত ছাত্র-ছাত্রীদের সনদপত্র বিতরণ ও সাংস্কৃতিক অনুষ্ঠান গত মঙ্গলবার গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক অডিটরিয়ামে অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথি ছিলেন গ্রামীণ ব্যাংকের ভারপ্রাপ্ত ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক রতন কুমার নাগ।
ব্যাংকের সংস্থাপন বিভাগের মহাব্যবস্থাপক মো. আমীর খসরুর সভাপতিত্বে অনুষ্ঠানে বক্তব্য রাখেন— মহাব্যবস্থাপক মো. মাহবুবুর রহমান, মহাব্যবস্থাপক বাবুল সাহা, মহাব্যবস্থাপক আব্দুস সালাম, মো. দানেশ হাওলাদার, মো. নজরুল ইসলাম, মো. নাহিদুল ইসলাম, মো. সাকিব আফলাম প্রমুখ। পরে ব্যাংকের সংস্থাপন বিভাগের প্রধান আবুল কাসেম মো. মোকতাদুর রহমানের সঞ্চালনায় সাংস্কৃতিক অনুষ্ঠান হয়।

প্রধান অতিথির বক্তব্যে গ্রামীণ ব্যাংকের ভারপ্রাপ্ত ব্যবস্থাপনা পরিচালক রতন কুমার নাগ বলেন, গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক প্রতি বছর বিভিন্ন পর্যায়ে মোট ২৭ হাজার ছাত্র-ছাত্রীকে বৃত্তি প্রদান করে। এ পর্যন্ত গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক থেকে দুই লাখ ৪৮ হাজার ১৬৯ জন ছাত্র-ছাত্রীর মাঝে ৪৩.২৯ কোটি টাকা বৃত্তি প্রদান করা হয়েছে। —প্রেস বিজ্ঞপ্তি

Grameen Bank crossed the milestone of outstanding loan 11 thousand crore Taka

Grameen Bank crossed the milestone of outstanding loan 11 thousand crore Taka on August 30, 2016. Professor Muhammad Yunus initiated the microcredit program by providing 856 Taka loan from his own pocket to 42 poor people of Zobra Village of Chittagong district in the year 1976.Then from 1976 as an action research project under the Economics Department of Chitttagong University, from 1979 as a special project under Bangladesh bank and since October 1983 Grameen Bank has been running its activities as an institution made by a law. At present, Grameen bank is working in all the districts of Bangladesh and having a number of 86,17000 members.

Since inception to August 31, 2014, Grameen bank has disbursed a total loan of 1, 03465 crore taka. This loan has been disbursed to the landless, asset less and poor village people. Analyzing the loan disbursement of Grameen bank of every five years, it is observed that the loan disbursement amount has significantly increased at every five years. For instance, in August 1999, the total loan disbursement since inception was only 11,910 crore taka which reached at 20,796 crore taka in August 2004, an increase of 8,886 crore taka in total. In the next five years in August 2009 the loan disbursement reached at 47,167 crore taka, a total increase of 26,371 crore taka. In the next 5 years on August 2014 the loan disbursement reached at 1,03,465 crore taka , a total increase of 56,298 crore Taka. Continue reading

নোবেল জয়ের এক দশক

প্রথম আলো, অক্টোবর ১৪, ২০১৬

নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক | আপডেট: ০০:০৪, অক্টোবর ১৪, ২০১৬ | প্রিন্ট সংস্করণ

গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক ও এর প্রতিষ্ঠাতা ড. মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসকে শান্তিতে নোবেল পুরস্কার দেওয়ার ঘোষণা হয়েছিল ২০০৬ সালের ১৩ অক্টোবর। গতকাল বৃহস্পতিবার এ নোবেল জয়ের এক দশক পূর্ণ হলো।
২০০৬ সালের ১৩ অক্টোবর নরওয়ের নোবেল কমিটি শান্তিতে অবদান রাখার জন্য গ্রামীণ ব্যাংক ও এর প্রতিষ্ঠাতা ড. মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসকে নোবেল পুরস্কার দেওয়ার ঘোষণা দেয়। পরে ওই বছরের ১০ ডিসেম্বর নরওয়ের রাজধানী অসলোতে এক জাঁকজমকপূর্ণ অনুষ্ঠানে ড. ইউনূস ও গ্রামীণ ব্যাংকের প্রতিনিধি তাসলিমা বেগম এ পুরস্কার গ্রহণ করেন।

An agreement has been signed between Grameenphone Ltd and Grameen Bank

sighning-with-gp-1An agreement has been signed between Grameenphone Ltd and Grameen Bank where Grameen Bank, has opted for complete secured data connectivity solution “GP Connect? under Business Solutions package.

This agreement will allow Grameen Bank to avail cost effective and secured communication solutions for internal data transfer for all area office around the country through Grameenphone Business Solutions. These services availed by Grameen Bank will not only increase efficiency of daily operation but also will ensure faster communication.

Grameen Bank provides financial services to the rural poor of Bangladesh. Those services include loans, saving accounts, pension plans and loan insurance. The overall goal of Grameen Bank is poverty elimination. Grameen Bank provides credit to the poorest in Bangladesh, without any collateral.

Grasighning-with-gp-2meenphone will equip Grameen Bank with cost effective data communication for all its area office across the country. Mr. Abdus Salam, General Manager (Services), Grameen Bank and Mr. Sajjad Alam, Head of Direct Sales, Grameenphone Ltd signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. Mr. Ratan Kumar Nag (Acting Managing Director) of Grameen Bank and Mohammad Baqui Billah (General Manager), Siam ul Islam (Head of NGO Vertical), Khaled Hassan (Zone Manager) Md. Kamrul Islam, Account Manager from Grameenphone Limited was present during the event.

 

Grameen Bank crossed the milestone of disbursing 1 hundred thousand crore Taka loan.

Grameen Bank crossed the milestone of disbursing 1 hundred thousand crore Taka loan on May 31, 2014.  Professor Muhammad Yunus initiated the microcredit program by providing 856 Taka loan from his own pocket to 42 poor people of Zobra Village of Chittagong district in the year 1976.Then from 1976 as an action research project under the Economics Department of Chitttagong University, from 1979 as a special project under Bangladesh bank and since October 1983 Grameen Bank has been running its activities as an institution made by a law. At present, Grameen bank is working in all the districts of Bangladesh and having a number of 86,17000 members.

Since inception to August 31, 2014, Grameen bank has disbursed a total loan of 1, 03465 crore taka. This loan has been disbursed to the landless, asset less and poor village people. Analyzing the loan disbursement of Grameen bank of every five years, it is observed that the loan disbursement amount has significantly increased at every five years. For instance, in August 1999, the total loan disbursement since inception was only 11,910 crore taka which reached at 20,796 crore taka in August 2004, an increase of 8,886 crore taka in total. In the next five years in August 2009 the loan disbursement reached at 47,167 crore taka, a total increase of 26,371 crore taka. In the next 5 years on August 2014 the loan disbursement reached at 1,03,465 crore taka , a total increase of 56,298 crore Taka. Continue reading

Do not misuse term microcredit: Muhammad Yunus

Published: Saturday, Feb 19, 2011, 23:16 IST
By Priyanka Golikeri | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

“People with a motive of making profits should not use the term microcredit to describe their activities,? thundered Prof Muhammad Yunus, often hailed as the father of microfinance.

The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner was reacting to questions by journalists on the commercialisation of microfinance. The Bangladeshi economist said he was dismayed by the commercialisation of the concept he pioneered, whose sole aim is to benefit the poor.

“When we started the concept of microcredit, we didn’t go there to make money. If you want to commercialise this activity, then choose another term to describe yourself. Don’t call yourself a microcredit player,? said Yunus. who started the concept of giving micro-loans to the poor and eventually established the Grameen Bank to give microcredit to the needy.

Asked what he thought about Vikram Akula, founder of SKS Microfinance, Yunus said he was a great person who had started with Grameen, but later he went the money-making way.

“Both our countries need a regulatory authority which can help financial services reach the poorest. The interests of the receivers of microfinance should be protected,? said Yunus, adding that he is optimistic about the Malegam report which has capped interest rates at 24%.

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_do-not-misuse-term-microcredit-muhammad-yunus_1510377

Statement of Muhammand yunus at ITU

Winning the ITU World Information Society Award is a thrilling news of a life time. This is a global honour in an exciting area of technology. It is very inspiring. Thank you for choosing me for this award.

I do not come from technology background. I got interested in the information and communication technology (ICT) because I saw this as a powerful new technology which can help the poor people, particularly poor women, out of poverty very fast. I saw how microcredit can bridge the gap between the poor and the ICT. All you need to do is to find a business model where ICT can become an income-generating opportunity to the poor. I tried this through bringing mobile phones in the hands of the poor women in Bangladesh. It worked beautifully. Continue reading

Announcement of the Seoul Peace Prize Recipient 2006

SEOUL (September 6, 2006) Dr. Muhammad Yunus, father of the global microcredit movement andfounder and managing director of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, has beenawarded the prestigious 2006 Seoul Peace Prize for his decades-long dedicationto fighting poverty with an ingenious micro-credit system and for empoweringwomen as a major player of economic activities in a traditionally male-dominantsociety. Continue reading

The Nobel Peace Prize 2006

nobelprizefor their efforts to create economic and social development from below

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has Announced the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006, divided into two equal parts, to Dr. Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006, divided into two equal parts, to Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank for their efforts to create economic and social development from below. Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Micro-credit is one such means. Development from below also serves to advance democracy and human rights.

Muhammad Yunus has shown himself to be a leader who has managed to translate visions into practical action for the benefit of millions of people, not only in Bangladesh, but also in many other countries. Loans to poor people without any financial security had appeared to be an impossible idea. From modest beginnings three decades ago, Yunus has, first and foremost through Grameen Bank, developed micro-credit into an ever more important instrument in the struggle against poverty. Grameen Bank has been a source of ideas and models for the many institutions in the field of micro-credit that have sprung up around the world.

Every single individual on earth has both the potential and the right to live a decent life. Across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development.

Micro-credit has proved to be an important liberating force in societies where women in particular have to struggle against repressive social and economic conditions. Economic growth and political democracy can not achieve their full potential unless the female half of humanity participates on an equal footing with the male.

Yunus’s long-term vision is to eliminate poverty in the world. That vision can not be realised by means of micro-credit alone. But Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that, in the continuing efforts to achieve it, micro-credit must play a major part.