NGO News Report :: Dr Yunus Jobra VillageNobel Laureate Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Jobra Museum & Archive. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Jobra Museum and Archives in the village of Jobra where Grameen Bank was born in 1976 on September 19.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus inaugurated the Jobra Museum and Archive, on September 19, in the village of Jobra where Grameen Bank was born in 1976.
Interesting feature of the event was the gathering of most of the former staff of the first branch of Grameen Bank as well as Professor H. I. Latifee who had coordinated all the activities of Professor Yunus during early years. The opening ceremony was also attended by distinguished guests from Chittagong, Chittagong University, Mr ASM Mohiuddin, Acting Managing Director, Grameen Bank, senior executives of the bank. Professor Yunus narrated the story how it all began in Jobra with collaboration between the people of Jobra village and an academic from the university. He recalled the role played by the village youth and the elders in his initiative of creating Nabajug Tebhaga Khamar in 1974 for producing an irrigated crop in the village, to add a third crop in their crop cycle.
Professor Sekander Khan, former Chairman of Department of Economics, Chittagong talked about the role played by students of various departments of the university to make the project successful.