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Hope to secure future of young girls in the country: Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan pledges support girl child education and skills

On International Women’s Day, the KPH Dream Cricket Limited via the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings (PBKS) announced their partnership with Shikhar Dhawan Foundation & M3M Foundation to support girl child education and skills.

As part of the partnership, PBKS will help in amplifying the initiative with implementation partners Shikhar Dhawan Foundation (SDF), in collaboration with Funding partner M3M Foundation.

In an innovative scholarship, the M3M Foundation with its implementing partner Shikhar Dhawan Foundation, will commit support to one girl child for her vocational education for every 25 runs scored or 3 wickets taken by Punjab Kings during their home games. Through the initiative, the organisation will offer vocational education support to 111 girls for up to Rs. 5 Lakhs, covering a total amount of Rs. 5.55 crore over the next five years.

Speaking on the initiative, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan said: “I am delighted that my IPL franchise decided to partner with our cause and amplify our initiative in such a unique and interesting way. With the support of our Shers, we hope to secure the future of young girls in the country and to ensure our aid reaches those who are in need to have a sustainable future.”

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Dhawan’s valiant unbeaten knock however, went in vain as DY Patil Blue lost to CAG by six wickets in the first quarter-final of the ongoing tournament.