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Residents to organise ‘yagna’ for Yuvraj

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's well-wishers in Gurgaon have planned to hold a 'yagna' to pray for his fast recovery and good health.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2012 01:19 AM IST

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's well-wishers in Gurgaon have planned to hold a 'yagna' to pray for his fast recovery and good health.

Several resident welfare associations and the Gurgaon Citizens' Council are organising the yagna at the Arya Samaj temple in DLF City (Phase 2) on Sunday.

RS Rathee, president of the Gurgaon Citizens’ Council said, “Yuvraj and his mother Shabnam Singh are residents of DLF City and we are worried about him. We want Yuvraj to be back in perfect health so we thought of organising the yagna for his speedy recovery. He is our national pride and has to represent India in many more matches. The cricketing legend still has many records to conquer.”

Yuvraj Singh is currently undergoing chemotherapy for germ cell cancer in the United States.

Meanwhile, aspiring cricketers at the Yuvraj Singh Center of Excellence at the Pathways School in Gurgaon too are hoping for the best and wish to see their mentor back on the cricket pitch soon.

“We hope he will come and guide us,” said Kripin Kaila, a student of Class 12.

I have a valid degree: Yuvraj’s physiotherapist In response to allegations of having a “fake” medical degree, cricketer Yuvraj Singh's physiotherapist Jatin Chaudhary has said that he is a certified practitioner and has been registered with the All India Association of Physiotherapy.

But the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP), another professional body, has contradicted Chaudhary’s claim saying that he is not a qualified physiotherapist.

“He (Chaudhary) is not registered with Delhi Council of Physiotherapy and occupational therapy, and hence he is not allowed to use the title of physiotherapist,” said Dr Nitesh Bansal, convener, IAP, Noida. Chaudhary claims to have a degree from Allahabad Agriculture University but does not mention the name of the college or institution.

“Probably, he must have obtained a degree from some off-campus centre of the university,” Bansal said. The Delhi Medical Council on Tuesday said that Chaudhary does not have a degree from a recognised institute and he is not registered with any professional body.

(With inputs from Astha Saxena in Noida)

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