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Sachin gifts 2003 WC t-shirt to Narendra Modi for fund-raising

india Updated: May 13, 2011 19:51 IST

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Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated his 2003 Cricket World Cup t-shirt to Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, which would be auctioned to raise funds for the state's `Save Girl Child' programme.

The blue t-shirt, with Tendulkar's name and number '10' written on it, was handed over to Modi on Thursday by Atul Bedade, former cricket player and Sachin's close friend.

"Sachin has given his t-shirt from the 2003 World Cup to be used for charity," Bedade told PTI.

Sources in the chief minister's office said that funds raised by auctioning the t-shirt would be used for the `Save The Girl Child' programme'.

Modi auctions the gifts he receives, and uses the funds for girl child welfare programmes.

Such auctions generated over Rs 1.25 crore last year.