Dhaka, July 17 (UNB) - Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus led the procession of artists at the 15th International Folk Art Market at Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 12.
Prof Yunus was invited to chair the 15th annual celebration of folk art at the historic Santa Fe Plaza which is the largest market of its kind worldwide, said a press release on Tuesday.
The yearly bazaar is a global amalgamation of artists and consumers of folk art coming from all over the world. The three-day market serves as a platform for cultural exchange and provides for an outlet for the artists to showcase and trade their creations.
Underscoring the damage laid across by mainstream capitalism, Prof Yunus shared his vision of a novel economic system which recognises both the selfless and selfish nature of humans, but is built on the former. He said, “The real human being is a mixture of both selfishness and selflessness; modern economists have thrown away the selfless.”
Prof Yunus was greeted by Mayor of Santa Fe, Alan Webber, IFAM Board Chairman, Kathryn King Coleman and IFAM CEO, Jeff Snell.
The International Folk Art Market Sante Fe was attended by 20,000 people generating over $ 3.5 million turnover.