Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Governor Dr. Atiur Rahman left the capital  Dhaka on Saturday night for Manila to receive the Gusi Peace Prize International for 2014, officials said.
The central bank chief has been awarded this prestigious recognition earlier this month for his contributions as a ‘Poor Man’s Economist’ as conferred in award citation.
Dr. Rahman is one of the 15 recipients of this year. The other winners are from Austria, China, Congo, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Nepal, Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland and Saudi Arabia. He is the second Bangladeshi to get this award.
The Gusi Peace Prize, one of the foremost peace prize in Asia and the whole world given by Gusi Peace Prize International, based in Manila, Philippines. In 2002 Gusi Peace Foundation introduced the peace award in the name of Javier Gusi who was a participant of Guerrilla war against Japan in the Second World War, turned politician, and became popular for his fight for human rights.
Main objectives of this prize is to give proper recognition through the conferment of awards of excellence and distinction to individuals or groups worldwide who have distinguished themselves as brilliant exemplars of society or who contributed toward the attainment of peace and respect for human life and dignity.
The award will be handed over to the laureates at a colorful award giving ceremony at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on November 26 in Manila.
The governor will participate in various pre-event talks and sessions as a part of the Gusi awarding ceremony.
During the visit, the BB governor is scheduled to meet the Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of Philippines)  Amando M. Tetangco, Jr.
Besides he will also deliver a talk on ‘Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development’ at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Head Quarter, Manila. He is expected to return on November 28.

BBN/SSR/AD-23Nov14-12:26 pm (BST)