Legendary Indian cricketers join forces with Amitabh Shah

Rashi Bhattacharyya
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Legendary Indian cricketers join forces with Amitabh Shah
Legendary Indian cricketers join forces with Amitabh Shah

20 Nov 2020: Legendary Indian cricketers join forces with Amitabh Shah

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Yuva Unstoppable, founded by Amitabh Shah, has been at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic with their many relief programs.

Soon after the launch of these relief programs, many legendary Indian cricketers like Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Parthiv Patel, Suresh Raina, Yuzvendra Chahal and more have joined Yuva Unstoppable in its noble cause.

Programs: Prominent relief programs by Yuva Unstoppable

The non-profit, in collaboration with various partners, has provided ration and hygiene kits to benefit about 1,00,000 frontline warriors (i.e., police and health workers) and marginalized communities across India.

The beneficiaries are spread across states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka, West Bengal, Delhi/Gurugram, Punjab, Chandigarh, UP and many more.

Additionally, it has also empowered hundreds of youth scholars through online mentoring sessions.

Collaboration: Collaboration between Yuva Unstoppable and cricketers benefited many

Yuva Unstoppable and the Men in Blue's collaboration has benefited daily wage earners, migrant laborers, sex workers, displaced and rehabilitated youth, HIV+ children, municipal school students, police force, health workers, and other needy people.

This initiative has facilitated the distribution of ration kits (essentials like rice, wheat flour, pulses, spices, refined oil, etc.) and hygiene kits (hand sanitizers, gloves, soaps, masks, etc.)

Irfan Pathan: Irfan Pathan praised the initiative for helping people

Praising Yuva Unstoppable's work, bowling all-rounder Irfan Pathan said, "Thank you so much, Yuva Unstoppable, for providing ration kits to so many needy people around me. I hope people continue to support each other like this amidst these testing times."

He added that he could see the joy on the faces of the cricket staff when they received the kits.

Anil Kumble: Anil Kumble is part of the organization's 'Unstoppable Police Project'

Further, former Team India captain Anil Kumble has also joined Yuva Unstoppable in its "Unstoppable Police Project."

Handing over the Police Kits to CP Office, Bengaluru, he expressed gratitude toward the police for doing an excellent job.

He said, "These kits will take care of their basic hygiene needs. Yuva Unstoppable's work is real and rooted, and I congratulate them for it."

VVS Laxman: VVS Laxman mentored young scholars under the 'Janta Mentorship Program'

Additionally, legendary batsman and philanthropist VVS Laxman mentored Yuva Unstoppable's young and talented yet needy scholars under their "Janta Mentorship Program."

His most important piece of advice to them? "Always identify your strengths and weaknesses, and start working on your weaknesses. Look at the brighter side and you will find that every problem has a solution. You only need to look for it."

Fact: Parthiv Patel also praised Yuva Unstoppable's efforts

Wicket-keeper and batsman Parthiv Patel also complimented Yuva Unstoppable. "I applaud them for providing so many essential supplies to the needy. It was delightful to personally distribute ration kits among some of the less privileged students who are supported by Yuva Unstoppable," said Patel.

Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina is also part of the organization

Suresh Raina, one of the best fielders in world cricket, was happy to contribute to the movement.

"It's a great honor to be associated with Yuva Unstoppable. I believe supporting something as noble as this makes you feel better and happier. And (it) enables you to sleep peacefully at the end of the day."

Raina has been actively supporting Yuva Unstoppable's work.

Fact: Raina's ongoing projects with Yuva Unstoppable

To empower the country's underprivileged children and youth, Raina has started an initiative with the NGO to provide better sanitation amenities and smart classrooms. They also transformed the first (of many) less privileged schools in Ghaziabad, which is Raina's hometown.

Fact: Yuzvendra Chahal holds the organization's initiatives in high regards

Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal holds the non-profit's programs and initiatives in high regards. He said, "Yuva Unstoppable has distributed ration kits in many places. They have done a lot of work and adopted schools across the country. It's indeed a pleasure to join hands with them."

Quote: Amitabh Shah thanked everyone who contributed to the movement

Founder Amitabh Shah thanked all those who contributed to the organization's mission of spreading cheer and hope during a difficult time.

"I am also thankful to my wife Rashmi Amitabh Shah, for feeding five needy folks every day and inspiring me. We look forward to empowering more people in these tough times," he said.

Details: More about Yuva Unstoppable and their partners

A reputed non-profit organization, Yuva Unstoppable empowers various disadvantaged sections of society by providing better sanitation and hygiene facilities, drinking water facilities, scholarships, digital classrooms, and behavior-change training.

The organization impacted over 8,00,000 underprivileged children and transformed over 1,800 schools since 2005 in partnership with over 100 top corporates like Vedanta, VIP Bags, SGS India, HDFC Bank, NCML, Ramboll, Exide, and others.