Khaleda’s letter to Dr Yunus, reassurance of support

A two-member BNP delegation on Sunday handed over a congratulatory letter of its chairperson Khaleda Zia to Dr Muhammad Yunus for receiving the US Congressional Gold Medal and said the party will remain beside the country’s lone Nobel laureate and the Grameen Bank. “BNP will always remain beside Grameen Bank and its founder Dr Yunus in protecting the entity of the bank,” said BNP vice chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury.
He came up with his party’s stance on the Grameen Bank while talking to reporters at Yunus Centre in Mirpur after handing over the letter.
Mobin said the contributions of the bank to the development of rural people are rare in history. “BNP wishes continued success of the Nobel Prize-wining organisation.”
In her letter, Khaleda, also leader of the opposition in parliament, described Yunus as a globally acclaimed person and greeted him for receiving the Congressional Gold Medal.
She also wished long life of the Grameen Bank founder.
The delegation members Shamsher Mobin and Dr Osman Farroque also presented a bouquet to Yunus on behalf of Khaleda.
Talking to the journalists, Yunus said, “I’ve received the Congressional Award on behalf of the country and its people. It’s not my lone achievement, but the country’s all people.”
On April 17 this year, Prof Muhammad Yunus received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award of the United States, in recognition of his efforts towards combating global poverty.
Earlier on Friday, opposition BNP condemned the recommendations of Grameen Bank Inquiry Commission to bring a change to the legal structure of the bank terming it a plot to destroy the globally acclaimed microcredit organisation.
In a statement, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also urged the government to immediately stop maneuvering over the future of the bank of the poor and disadvantaged people, and discard its evil-design to destroy the Nobel Prize-wining organisation. (Source: UNB)

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