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BD's success stories impress GSBS global audience

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UNB, Wolfsburg (Germany) :
Bangladesh's impressive success stories in various areas, including women empowerment, came in the limelight repeatedly here as the ninth edition of two-day Global Social Business Summit (GSBS) began on Thursday promising to build a new civilization and better future.
Each Bangladesh national attending the annual event and the leading conference on social business or entrepreneurship got a proud moment when speakers repeatedly referred to Bangladesh for its success stories.
Around 800 participants from 55 countries, including youngsters, experts from the private sector, civil society, governments and academia are participating in the event with the theme - 'Building a new civilization'.
Board Member of Grameen Creative Lab Monica Yunus sang a Bangla song - Ami Banglar Gaan Gai- keeping key members of Bangladesh delegation on stage that that impressed huge international audience in the conference hall and people who   
watched from other global destinations live.
The smart kid - her son - added colour when he started waving a traditional hand fan in one hand holding his mother with another hand.
Later, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus recalled when he first came here alone, then with his daughter Monica and this time with his grandchild symbolising that he wants a beautiful world for all representing these three generations.
"Just take it as a challenge and we'll do that-creating a new civilization," he said.
The founder of Grameen Bank said he created his picture of new civilization. "You create your own picture of new civilization. Let's work together hand in hand. And it'll happen (creation of new civilization)."

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