Faculty Development Program titled "Social Business: Road Map to a Better Future"
3 July 2018
Jain (Deemed-to-be University) had organized Faculty Development Program titled "Social Business: Road Map to a Better Future" on 30 June 2018.
The esteemed world-renowned Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, Nobel laureate, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, visited Jain (Deemed-to-be University) and shared his valuable ideas to the faculty.
Prof. Yunus addressed the gathering and stated how this social movement was never pre-planned by him; rather he was driven by circumstances of famine in the country. Having initiated the concept of micro-finance and eventually being termed as the ‘Father of Micro-Finance’, Prof. Yunus, has been involved in social entrepreneurship, breaking barriers of poverty and empowering the working poor to become job-creators rather than job-seekers. The lack of support to the poor from banks and moneylenders, motivated him to establish the Grameen Bank, mainly consisting of farmers, craftsmen and women.
He made a profound statement. The idea of unemployment arises from the concept of employment, so we must aim at becoming entrepreneurs. All it takes is a micro-credit, to become an entrepreneur, and if a person with limited education can become one, why not anybody else?
The Magsaysay Awardee closed with a revolving idea - all problems are created by human beings, and all problems can be solved by human beings themselves. We must learn to look at things through the bi-focal lenses that brings forth world-changing views within us. "Use education to discover yourself, define your destination, and create a world you are proud of."