As the Rajya Sabha stint of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar came to a close, the sportsstar stunned the world by announcing to donate his entire salary and allowances to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
It need be mentioned that Tendulkar could have drawn nearly Rs 90 lakh in salaries and other monthly allowances over a tenure that lasted six years in all.
With the donation, the Prime Minister’s Office 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.”
This comes as Sachin Tendulkar as well as cine star Rekha have been criticized for their poor attendance in the Parliament all these years.
It is however said that Tendulkar adopted two villages under the Sansad Gram Adarsh Gram Yojana Scheme including Puttam Raju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh and Donja in Maharashtra.>