Apart from winning the cricket match with Zimbabwe in the field of sports, Bangladesh has won the coveted Nobel prize for Peace when a Bangladeshi, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has bagged the Prize this year for the simple yet revolutionary idea of loaning tiny sums to poor people by founding the Grameen Bank in the country.
It is remarkable that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has chosen a non-nuclear state like Bangladesh to award the Nobel Peace Prize this year. One fondly hopes that this trend of promoting developing countries that are committed to the cause of total disarmament and world peace through advancing the cause of the poor – a mission the present powers of the world dominated by the terror card holder, the USA and the like, have shelved in order to advance their so-called national interest in the Arab world and elsewhere – would help make the world a better place to live in. The twin victory for Bangladesh both in sports and in peace missions through economic means is indeed historic and commendable.
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
JNU, New Delhi