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Sachin Tendulkar bats for gender equality on occasion of World Children’s Day

Sachin Tendulkar said that it is important for Indian parents to treat both boys and girls equally on the occasion of World Children’s Day.

cricket Updated: Nov 20, 2017 18:58 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during a friendly match of adolescent cricketers on World Children's Day in New Delhi. (PTI)

Sachin Tendulkar today said that parents in India must take the responsibility to treat girl children at par with boys.

“It is all about bonding with your children, loving them, hugging them. The first 1000 days (in raising a child) are very crucial in that regard. It is our responsibility to treat both (boys and girls) equally and look after them,” said Tendulkar on the occasion of World Children’s Day.

At the event, Tendulkar also played cricket with a group of specially abled children.

The Indian cricket legend conceded that the current generation is much smarter than children of his time.

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“Today’s generation is confident. I interact with so many children and have to say that they are a lot smarter than the time when I was a kid.”

He feels technology is making the current generation a smarter lot.

“Thanks to technology, you can find out in no time about what is happening in any part of the world. You see actually a three-year-old kid sitting in front of the computer comfortably, he knows exactly what to do. He knows how to use a mobile phone whether it is calling or texting.

“To add to that, all these fancy gadgets are there today and it gives them new perspective,” said Tendulkar.

First Published: Nov 20, 2017 18:58 IST