The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha after his retirement from the International Cricket. There were many questions raised against his election and people often went crazy over his absence from the assembly.
Recently, as his Rajya Sabha’s term came to an end, the legend decided to donate his entire 6 year salary to the PM Relief Fund.
In the past 6 years, he drew nearly 90 lakh in the form of salary and other allowances.
The PMO has also issued a letter of acknowledgement which states: “Prime Minister acknowledges this thoughtful gesture and conveys his gratitude. These contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the persons in distress.”
According to data released by Tendulkar’s office, he has claimed to have sanctioned 185 projects across the country. Out of his allocated Rs. 30 crore, Rs. 7.4 crore has been used for educational and related structural development, including building and renovation of classrooms.
Tendulkar also adopted two villages under the Sansad Gram Adarsh Gram Yojana Scheme, including Puttam Raju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh and Donja in Maharashtra.
He was not just a great cricketer, but is also a great human being. He is someone who inspired generations every time he entered the cricket field displaying that unmatchable zeal and passion.
And now, he is again inspiring people around in an all new sphere by carrying out such acts of kindness and generosity.
If you want to see a person who is a complete human being, he is the one. He was passionate about his profession all throughout the 24 years. And after that, he did everything, big or small, in his power to make his nation better.
I hope, he continues to inspire and motivate generations in the same way for years to come.