Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus termed the Nobel honor a great pride for the country and said it will encourage him further to dedicate himself for improving the lives of the poor.
Soon after hearing the news of getting the Nobel Peace Prize, professor Yunus said a world free from poverty is his dream and he will work to make Bangladesh as a poverty-free nation.
‘I am delighted. It is a matter of great joy for the country and countrymen. It’s such a pride that will elevate the country’s image abroad,’ Yunus said, giving his formal reaction to the media at his Mirpur residence.
Clad in his trademark fatua, a smiling Yunus was busy receiving friends, colleagues and admirers, who started flooding in their hundreds since the news broke in the afternoon to greet him.
Yunus said that he will donate all the prize money to the interest-free projects of the Grameen Bank to help economic development for the poor people.
About his next steps, the first-ever Bangladeshi Nobel prize winner said the war against poverty would get further boost across the world through a bigger network of micro-credit stretching from country to country.
Every poor person has the vision to live a decent life and there is a need to show them the way for making the vision true, he said.