On Friday, Indian PM Narendra Modi gave an appreciation letter to Yuvraj Singh for his philanthropic work through his foundation.
Yuvraj had started an initiative called ‘Youwecan Foundation’ which aims to help cancer patients by spreading awareness about the disease. The foundation was launched by the cricketer in July 2012.
In the letter, PM Modi wrote, “Dear Yuvraj, It is with great joy that I received your letter. I am delighted to know about your deep passion towards social service and the rich community service you are involved in through your foundation. As a noted cricketer and someone who has successfully fought cancer, several Indians derive immense inspiration from you. May you continue to serve society with same zeal and enthusiasm.’
In November 2016, Yuvraj visited PM Modi to invite him to his wedding with model-actress Hazel Keech scheduled for December. He had then accompanied his mother Shabnam to meet with the Indian PM.
Taking about the meeting, Shabnam said, “He (Modi) was very happy for my son (Yuvraj) and asked him about his health and how he was doing now. He expressed his concern when Yuvi was not well and shared how he used to send messages to him through social media.”
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 1, 2017