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On the 28th June, 2010, the first Social Business Day's daylong program was held at the Pan-Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. The whole place was buzzing, and the buzzword was social business. Stalls were set up by various Grameen Social Businesses and other partners right outside the Ball Room to provide visitors with information on how their projects are making the social impact necessary to alleviate and, eventually, eradicate poverty. GHS was present with a stall where free eye examinations provided by GC Eye Hospital (focused on treating easily curable eye diseases, namely cataracts) - visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the services of existing social businesses themselves!



The second Social Business Day was observed at Pan Pacific Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka on 28 June 2011. The theme of day was ‘achieving millennium development goals by social business’. The premier discussion started at 10 am. The session was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Yunus himself. In this event some stall were set to project the social business activities that the companies and institutions were promoting. The stalls including GHS were of Grameen Bank, Yunus Centre, Grameen Dannone, Grameen-BASF, Grameen Veolia, Japan Kyushu University, Grameen Nursing College, A solar energy from India, Grameen Shakti and few more. after the premier program, Dr. Yunus visited the stalls and gave time to listen their ideas of projections.GHS provide free eye care services to visitor in this event.

 



The Third Social Business Day was observed at Gonoshasthaya Kendroa in Savar on 28 June 2012. The theme of day was ‘Transforming Societies Through Social Business’. The premier discussion started at 9.30 am. The session was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Yunus himself. In this event some stall were set to project the social business activities that the companies and institutions were promoting. The stalls were set by Grameen Health Care Services Ltd, Grameen Bank, Yunus Centre, Grameen Dannone, Grameen-BASF, Grameen Veolia water, Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Nursing College, Grameen Shakti and few more. The presenter tried to understand the visitors how their projects can solve the social problems which will alleviate and eventually eradicate poverty. GHS, a social business initiative, was present with a stall and provide eye examinations to the visitors which they are arranging in a regular basis at the villages for the poor.

 



The 4th Social Business Day was observed at Hotel Radission in Dhaka on 28 June 2013.The premier discussion started at 9.30 am. The session was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Yunus himself. In this event some stall were set to project the social business activities that the companies and institutions were promoting. The stalls were set by Grameen Health Care Services Ltd, Grameen Bank, Yunus Centre, Grameen Dannone, Grameen-BASF, Grameen Veolia water, Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Nursing College, Grameen Shakti and few more.

 

 



The 5th Social Business Day was observed at Hotel Radission in Dhaka on 28 June 2014.The premier discussion started at 9.15 am. The session was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Yunus himself. In this event some stall were set to project the social business activities that the companies and institutions were promoting. The stalls were set by Grameen Health Care Services Ltd, Grameen Bank, Yunus Centre, Grameen Dannone, Grameen-BASF, Grameen Veolia water, Grameen Kalyan, Grameen Nursing College, Grameen Shakti and few more.

 

 



The 6th annual Social Business Day organized by Yunus Centre held today, May 28, 2015 with the theme of “We Are Not Job-Seekers, We Are Job-Givers—Turning Unemployment into Entrepreneurship” at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka. The event hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was attended by more than 1600 participants, among them over 250 international participants from 30 countries. Professor Muhammad Yunus gave the keynote speech. In his speech Professor Yunus emphasized on breaking the curse of poverty and unemployment by using creative power of youths and scientific knowhow. There was a Social Business Marketplace which showcases the products and programmes of social business. As a highlight, there was a special Mela or fair of Nobin Udyokta's (new entrepreneurs) products which displayed at the marketplace. There was three plenary sessions including Meet the Nobin Udyoktas, Sharing Experiences in Social Business around the World, and the Road Map Forward, with speakers from around the world giving their insights and programmes in discussions moderated by Professor Muhammad Yunus. There was a special panel on Social Business in Greater China. This year about 90 participants attended from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. These panel sessions covered concept and best practices, present status, future plans of social business around the globe and enabled a rich interaction among speakers. The Social Business Day is observed every year on June 28. This year because of Ramadan the date has been shifted forward to May 28. Next year, also for the same reason, the Day will be celebrated on May 28, 2016.