Bharat Army Announces Association with the YouWeCan Foundation
"The Bharat Army, Team India's No.1 Global Supporters Group are proud to announce their association this #IndianSummer in Support of Yuvraj Singh's YouWeCan Foundation.
Bharat Army members around the world for many years have had the pleasure of witnessing Yuvraj represent his country with great pride, while at the same time giving people all over the world immense pleasure with his flamboyant style of cricket.
"Having supported Yuvraj throughout his career as a player and having tremendous admiration for what he has achieved on and off the field, I'm extremely happy The Bharat Army has an opportunity to continue supporting Yuvraj via the YOUWECAN Foundation and look forward to helping them meet their objectives". said the founder of The Bharat Army, Rakesh Patel
This Summer in England, The Bharat Army would like to thank Yuvraj for all his contribution while representing Team India and his country by helping raise Awareness and Funds for his noble YouWeCan Foundation.
“I am absolutely delighted to get the support of Bharat Army. As fans of Indian cricket they have supported us all across the world and now there members have come forward to support the agenda of YOUWECAN. I am sure like on the field they will make their presence felt here as well, I am looking forward to their support and contributions“ said Yuvraj Singh on this association.
Please visit www.bharat-army.com to find out how you can help The Bharat Army support The YouWeCan Foundation.
The Bharat Army look forward to a successful partnership, helping Yuvraj and the YouWeCan Foundation meet their short and long term goals and objectives".
Event : YOUWECAN FIGHT CANCER
In the company of…
The Indian Team, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, and Sachin Tendulkar
Hosted by Mark Nicholas
Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh is one of the leading stars of India's golden generation of cricketers. One of the most entertaining batters of his time, Yuvraj is known for his huge hitting and enjoyment of the game.
In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with lung cancer which he successfully recovered from to return to the Indian national side. Yuvraj subsequently set up YouWeCan to raise money for the awareness and early detection of cancer. With every 550 rupees raised (about £5) another person can be screened against cancer.
Yuvraj is looking forward to celebrating the Indian series with his UK based supporters and help raise funds for YouWeCan in the process. Yuvraj will be joined by celebrity friends, team-mates from the current Indian national side including Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly and the greatest cricketer of all time, Sachin Tendulkar.
To help raise funds for YouWeCan there will be a fantastic auction on the night. Auction lots will include unique cricketing memorabilia such as Sachin Tendulkar's shirt from his 200th Test Match, 2011 World Cup winners medal, dinner and nets session with Yuvi and bat signed by 5 highest run scorers in Test history.
Yuvi has always been a fighter. It was his courage that helped him beat cancer. Through the journey, we learnt an important lesson in all this – cancer is detectable and curable. All it takes is 550 rupees, and tons of courage. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have either. So we had a thought – how do we help these unfortunate people? YouWeCan is the answer to that question.
5th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards
" She is the hand that rocks the cradle, the mother of tomorrow; a woman shapes the destiny of civilization. Such is the tragic irony of fate, that a beautiful creation such as the girl child is today one of the gravest concerns facing humanity." - Anonymous
PEHCHAN, an NGO working for the Girl Child and Empowerment of Women organized 5th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards evening on August 29, 2014. Where the ACHIEVERS in society were HONORED by Dr. Karan Singh ji, Mr. Oscar Fernandes, Mr. Manish Tewari Former Minister and AICC spokesperson and the following people who are Achievers in their distinguished careers and are serving the society in various ways were awarded amidst the huge gathering of guests. Speakers one by one remembered Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on the occasion. Prominent awardees were - Mr.Yuvraj Singh, Ms. Arti Sehwag, Mr. K.T Tulsi, Devi & Dilp Cherian, Dr. Rajiv Kant- CMD Canara Bank, Ms. Divya Khosla Kumar – T Series and Ms. Neena Grewal (M.P from Canada). Ms. Tashi Malik & Ms. Nungshi Malik - Twin Sisters for climbing the Mount Everest were among the few. Complete list is appended below.
India is said to be a developing country. It is not just developing with regards to infrastructure. Even the mind, the ideology of the common man in India is going through a revolutionary phase, a developing phase. Ancient ideas of gender bias, dowry system are in the process of being weeded out. The Indian society is also trying hard to uproot the hitherto deep seated social evils like female feticide & child marriages. Having said this, we are also alarmed by the growing number of crimes against women. The sheer number of crimes is such that even the growing amount of government action to curb these is falling short! By our own observation, at least two incidents of molestation are reported each day in the newspapers. And this number excludes the unreported crimes. But, there are still thousands of girls, who step out of their homes despite these reports and news about such incidents. It is this undying spirit of the girl child that inspires us at PEHCHAN.
PEHCHAN, an NGO, is an initiative by a group of Media professionals and was founded with the central objective of nurturing the girl child. We at PEHCHAN strongly believe that the pen is mightier than the sword, and that a girl’s biggest armor against all the hardships is empowerment. And empowerment and education go hand in hand. With this goal in mind, we at PEHCHAN strive to provide a strong foundation in the form of education and support to girls.
Since our Late Prime Minister was a sincere supporter of the girl child, these awards have been instituted in his name to HONOR and cherish his fond memory. It is his name that guides us each day at PEHCHAN. Through these Awards we wish to HONOR and reward the hard work & outstanding performance of the ACHIEVERS in the society.
These awards, year after year, identify and HONOR outstanding personalities who have created a niche for themselves in the society and inspire others to follow suit.
At 5th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards evening, we have HONORED the following people who are Achievers in their distinguished careers and are serving the society in various ways. They are –
5th Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Awards
First there are special category awards- The Pehchan awards for the unsung heroes of our society. They are:
1. Ms. Nishi Rastogi Bharatnatyam Performer doing dance performances for charity
2. Mr. Mahip Trehan Social worker in Rural sector helping poor peasants with seeds and fertilizers
3. Ms. Shikha working in remote villages to enhance the ratio of Girl Child
4. Ms. Tashi Malik & Ms. Nungshi Malik Twin Sisters for climbing the Mount Everest
Regular Award categories
1. Best CHARITY working for Cancer Awareness –
YouWeCan - Yuvraj Singh
2. Rajiv Gandhi Award for creating world class School
Mrs. Aarti Sehwag, Sehwag International School
3. Woman of Substance
Ms. Divya Khosla Kumar, Director & Producer
4. Most Respected Social Activist of the Year
Ms. Sanjana Jon, Working for the Welfare of Girl Child
5. Most Vibrant COUPLE of the year –
Devi & Dilip Cherian
6. Legal Eagle of the year
Mr. K T S Tulsi – Eminent Lawyer and Member of Parliament– Rajya Sabha
7. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Communal Harmony
Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Saiyed, Chairman – Minority Cell, AICC
8. Best Classical Dancer of the year
Ms. Arushi Mudgal
9. Best Literary Personality of the year
Ms. Reema Abassi, Writer from Pakistan for a book on Pakistani Temples
10. Best Contemporary Artist of the year
Ms. Nupur Kundu
11. Best University of the Year
Hindustan University - Chennai
12. Best Journalist from overseas
Dr. Waeil Awwad
13. Best Realtor of the Year
Mr. Sanjeev Jain, RISHABH Group // CLOUD 9
14. Best Tourism State in Tourism Sector
15. Rajiv Gandhi Award for the Most Enterprising NRI
Mr. S P S Oberoi, Apex Group, Dubai
16. Most Enterprising CEO – Power sector
Mr. R N Nayak, CMD - PowerGrid Corpn.
17. Best Banker of the Year
Mr. Rajiv Dubey, CANARA BANK
18. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Philanthropist and Charitable Works of the year
Mrs. Neena Grewal, MP- Canada
19. Rajiv Gandhi Award for the Most Enterprising CEO of the
Mrs. Neeru Abrol, CMD, NFL
20. Most Enterprising CEO – Housing & Urban Development
Mr. Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, IAS, HUDCO