Star Indian cricketer, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Yuvraj Singh launched an offsite centre for his foundation - YouWeCan on 3rd October at the Solan-based Shoolini University in collaboration with volunteer students who are supporting his foundation which aims at cancer awareness. He was at the university to talk about his vision for YouWeCan and encourage the work done by 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 and his dream to spread awareness via his foundation - YouWeCan.
Earlier that day, Yuvraj inaugurated the new cricket ground of the university named after him, which was followed by a Kashmir Willow tree plantation initiative. The plantation signified the country's love for cricket as the Kashmir Willow is used for making quality cricket bats.
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, Yuvraj Singh started YouWeCan, an initiative to combat cancer by spreading awareness about the disease and fighting the stigma attached to it.