Houston, one of the America's largest cities, has declared January 14 'Muhammad Yunus Day' to honour Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus who is currently on a tour of the US.
Mayor Bill White made the declaration on Monday at a reception accorded to Prof Yunus, who was visiting Houston, Texas, as part of his whistle-stop tour to promote his new book 'Creating a world without poverty: Social business and the future of capitalism'.
The mayor also handed over a copy of the proclamation to Prof Yunus at the function attended by over 500 personalities, reports News World.
Prof Yunus described how micro-credit and social business can help alleviate poverty and move a country like Bangladesh forward.
He also addressed two other reception ceremonies hosted by the World Affairs Council and the Bangladesh-American Society. Over 2,000 people attended the functions.