Yuvraj Singh also wishes that the issue gets resolved as swiftly as possible.
Yuvraj Singh’s Birthday Wish
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh turns 39 today (12 December 2020). As wishes poured in from around the society, Yuvraj took to social media to announce his birthday wish. He wrote that he wished for a speedy resolution of the ongoing conflict between farmers and the Central government, rather than celebrating his birthday.
He also stayed away from remarks made by Yograj Singh, his father, which endorsed sportspersons who returned their awards to support the agitation.
Yuvraj Singh’s Tweet
Yuvraj Singh shared a statement on Twitter at the stroke of midnight. On that, he wrote:
Birthdays are an opportunity to fulfil a wish or desire and this birthday, rather than celebrating, I only wish and pray for a swift resolution of the ongoing talks between our farmers and our government.
He also added:
Undoubtedly, farmers are the lifeblood of the nation and I truly believe that the problem could be resolved through peaceful dialogue.
Regarding his father’s remarks, he said:
I am saddened and upset by the statements made by Mr Yograj Singh. I wish to clarify that his remarks have been made in an individual capacity and my ideologies are not the same in any manner.
Yuvraj concluded his statement, reminding people of Covid-19 pandemic. He urged people to take precautions to fight the virus and wrote the slogan: Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan! Jai Hind.
Yograj Singh’s Words
On Monday (7 December 2020), Yograj Singh urged the Central Government to listen to the demands of the farmers. He also backed sportspersons who were returning their awards to support the protesting farmers. He stated:
“Farmers are demanding the right thing, the government should listen to them. It is really high time that the government should come up with solutions in this regard and I back all those sportspersons who are returning their prestigious award.”
Sportspersons to return Awards
On Sunday (6 December 2020), renowned Boxer Vijender Singh joined the farmers’ agitation at Haryana-Delhi border and said that he would return his Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award if the new agriculture laws are not withdrawn.
Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu, former national boxing coach, is also ready to return his Dronacharya Award to show solidarity with the agitating farmers.
In and around Delhi, thousands of farmers have gathered to protest against the three farm laws. The laws were passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament in September by voice vote, despite objections raised by the opposition.
These laws are:
- Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020.
- Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020.
- Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.