SOLAN, India, October 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
On Tuesday Shoolini University announced scholarships for wards of cancer survivorsÂ
Star Indian cricketer, entrepreneur and humanitarian,Â Yuvraj Singh launched an offsite centre for his foundation -Â YouWeCan on 3rd October at the Solan-based Shoolini UniversityÂ in collaboration with volunteer students who are supporting his foundation which aims at cancer awareness. He was at the university toÂ talk about his vision forÂ YouWeCan and encourage the work done byÂ the university students.
Shoolini University also announced some scholarships for wards of cancer survivors and a MoU was signed on the occasion with regard to the Shoolini students who are already volunteering for the cause.
Yuvraj also addressed a packed gathering of students and staff at the 'Guru Series Lecture' of the university. In a candid conservation, he shared a number of anecdotes about his career, fight with cancer andÂ his dream to spread awareness via his foundation -Â YouWeCan.
He shared how his mother has been a great support in his recovery, adding that the wishes of people of this country had helped a lot in his recovery. He said it is difficult to generate funds and hence would like more people to join the initiative.
EarlierÂ that day,Â Yuvraj inaugurated the new cricket ground of the universityÂ named after him, which was followed byÂ a Kashmir Willow tree plantation initiative. The plantation signified the country's love for cricket asÂ theÂ Kashmir Willow is used for making quality cricket bats.
The ace cricketer also interacted with Shoolini studentsÂ who are volunteeringÂ with YouWeCan. The students, as part of their social project, have been working to spread awareness about cancer in Solan and surrounding villages for the past few years. They have also conducted cancer awareness and detection camps, rallies and street play to promote early detection of the diseases. Yuvraj also inaugurated the YouWeCan Shoolini Office at the university premises from where all the students' activities of the foundation at Shoolini will be coordinated.
Speaking on the occasion, Yuvraj Singh said, "I am always the happiest being around young, energetic and positive minds. This is what I have witnessed here at Shoolini University. The campus is brimming with talent and it is really heartening for me to see like-minded students who have taken up and shared my cause and passion associated with YouWeCan foundation. Together, I believe, we can achieve a lot for cancer awareness and work towards making the world a better place for cancer survivors."
In 2012,Â Yuvraj SinghÂ started YouWeCan, an initiative to combat cancer by spreading awareness about the disease and fighting the stigma attached to it.
Expressing his gratitude, Prof PK Khosla, Vice Chancellor of Shoolini University, said that it was a glorious day for the university, as a youth icon like Yuvraj had shared his experiences with the students and staff. He expressed hope that like Yuvraj, the students of the university would follow their passion and make the country proud.
About YouWeCan Foundation:Â
YouWeCanFoundation, is a non-profit charitable organization, an NGO started by Cricketer Yuvraj Singh in 2012 under the Bombay Trust Act 1950.Â After he was diagnosed with cancer and survived, Yuvraj Singh drew inspiration from the Livestrong Foundation in the USA and has emerged as a crusader in the fight against cancer. Back home he took active steps towards creating a consciousness on cancer prevention, early detection and fighting against stigma.
YouWeCan Foundation endeavors to help cancer patients and survivors to get access to the right treatment including raising funds for underprivileged patients. The foundation also supports survivors through the rehabilitation process and creating a better life for themselves without having to live in the shadow of the disease. The focus is to educate the masses so that nobody fights cancer alone, and towards creating awareness and eradicating socio-psychological stigma attached with cancer.
About Shoolini University:
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences is committed to excellence in all aspects of graduate and postgraduate learning, the transmission of relevant knowledge and skills, and free thinking needed to address the challenges of the modern world. It is a non-profit multi-disciplinary private university with a vision to be a top 200 global university in the next ten years. In addition, it aspires to provide quality and relevant education to its students at an affordable and subsidized fee structure.
For more details, visit: http://www.shooliniuniversity.com
Assistant Director Public Relations
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences