Sachin Tendulkar lends support to 560 underprivileged children

Recently, he provided financial help for the treatment of children from low economic backgrounds at SRCC Children's Hospital in Mumbai.

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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has collaborated with a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) to help 560 tribal children from economically backward section. The legendary Master Blaster has joined hands with ‘NGO Parivaar’, which has set up Seva Kutirs in villages at the Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh.

The children Sachin pledged to serve are mostly from Barela Bhil and Gond tribes. For the time being, he is lending his helping hard and providing nourished meals and education to children from villages Sewaniya, Beelpati, Khapa, Nayapura and Jamunjheel in Sehore district.

“This initiative by Sachin is testimony to his concern towards tribal children in Madhya Pradesh who have been plagued by malnutrition and illiteracy,” a press release stated, reported by Times Now.

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket back in 2013, has often been lauded for his tireless efforts towards helping the needy and underprivileged. Tendulkar is a goodwill ambassador of UNICEF and has always spoken about topics like ‘Early Childhood Development’. Recently, he provided financial help for the treatment of children from low economic backgrounds at SRCC Children’s Hospital in Mumbai.

Back in December 2019, the veteran, through his ‘Spreading Happiness InDiya Foundation’, set up solar lighting systems at Shri Gadge Maharaj Ashram School, Bhivali, Mumbai. The same was to provide green energy to run digital classrooms, equipped with modern means of learning, and sports facility.

Sachin Tendulkar helps in COVID-19 pandemic

Back in March when the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to crank up, Sachin showed his humble side as well. He donated 25 lakhs each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. He also promised to feed 5000 people for a month. A non-profit organisation named Apnalaya also thanked him for doing his bit.

“Thankyou,@sachin_rt for stepping in & helping Apnalaya help the ones suffering the most during this lockdown. He will be taking care of the ration of around 5000 people for a month. There are many more individuals who need your support, people! Donate below!”

Replying to the same, Sachin wrote, “My best wishes to @ApnalayaTweets to continue your work in the service of the distressed and needy. Keep up your good work.