Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh anointed with doctorate
Recently, the swashbuckling batsman has been crowned with a doctorate degree in Philosophy Honoris Causa (Ph.D h.c.) by ITM University, Gwalior.
Updated - Nov 30, 2017 6:57 pm
Yuvraj Singh has been an inspirational figure in the history of Indian cricket. From bagging the Man of the Tournament award in the 2011 World Cup, combating cancer to staging a stupendous comeback thereafter, his career has shaped into a motivational saga. Yuvraj is currently struggling for a spot in the national team after he was evicted from the team following some lacklustre performances.
He last played for India during the Men in Blue’s tour of the Windies in July. However, as far as his career is concerned, he is currently grilling it out for Punjab n the Ranji Trophy. Apart from that, he has been in the thick of things in the other aspects of his career. Recently, the swashbuckling batsman has been crowned with a doctorate degree in Philosophy Honoris Causa (Ph.D h.c.) by ITM University, Gwalior.
Yuvraj was provided with the doctorate for his “extraordinary sporting prowess and as a catalyst of change with great integrity and humility”. After receiving the award, Yuvraj expressed his jubilation to the media. “I am honoured to have been awarded this doctorate. In a way, it gives me an additional responsibility of holding the honour with great integrity and continue to live by example in everything I do.” the Chandigarh-born cricketer said as per the quotes on PTC News.
Apart from Yuvraj, other prominent personalities like Dr. A.S. Kiran Kumar (Space) Govind Nihalani (Film), Dr. Ashok Vajpayi (Poetry), Rajat Sharma (Media), Dr. R.A. Mashelkar (Science & Technology and Aruna Roy (Social Work) also received the award.
YouWeCan- A feather in the hat of Yuvraj
After surviving cancer, Yuvraj inaugurated his own non-charitable organisation- YouWeCan Foundation in 2012 under the Bombay Trust Act 1950. After he recovered from the deadly disease, Yuvraj drew inspiration from the Livingstone Foundation in the United States of America (USA) and opened the organisation as a part of his goal to fight against cancer.