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17 September, Friday

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammad Yunus awarded the Olympic Laureate - VIDEO

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The 81-year-old Nobel laureate accepts award via video link from his home in Dhaka.

Bangladeshi 'banker to the poor' Muhammad Yunus has written the name of his country into Olympic history, as he was awarded the Olympic Laurel at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics on Friday night.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Yunus will become the second recipient of the laurel, which was introduced in 2016 to honor people who have "made significant achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport."
Yunus Social Business Center and the International Eurasian Press Fund (IEPF) have been cooperating for many years. In 2016, at the initiative of the IEPF, prof. Mohammad Yunus paid a visit to our country, he was officially accepted by President Ilham Aliyev, then the Yunus Social Business Center was established at UNEC, and a lecture was given at ADA University. IEPF President Umud Mirzayev, on behalf of himself and his organization, signed a call for COVID-19 vaccines to be available to everyone around the world at the initiative of the Yunus Center.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate professor Yunus dedicated his life to eradicating poverty. One of his main beliefs is that the youth has all the potential to build a new civilization. With the power of technology and their fresh, creative minds, young people can create a better world and put poverty into museums.

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