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Sachin Tendulkar pads up for Andhra Pradesh village, to adopt a second one

Sachin Tendulkar has developed a village in Andhra Pradesh under his MP Local Area Development Scheme funds.

cricket Updated: Nov 17, 2016 12:35 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar

The village in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh has gone a huge transformation after Sachin Tendulkar decided to adopt it in 2014. (PTI Photo)

Sachin Tendulkar, on Wednesday, paid a visit Andhra Pradesh’s Puttamraju Kandrika village which he had adopted under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

The Rajya Sabha member also inaugurated various development works completed at a cost of Rs 2.79 crore under his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds.

The village in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh has gone a huge transformation after Sachin Tendulkar decided to adopt it in 2014 and on Wednesday, he declared it “Open defecation free”.

“I am satisfied with the complete transformation of the village,” the batting legend said after inaugurating a community centre.

The former India captain also distributed cricket kits among the village youth and interacted with a few families about the development of the village.

He stressed on the fact that the nation needs to work together as one in order to make central government’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ initiative a success and assured that he will be providing all assistance to the authorities’ plan to build a stadium in the village.

Tendulkar also announced that he would adopt Gollapalli village, half a km from Puttamrajuvari Kandriga. It would be developed with an amount of about Rs 3.05 crore, he said.