Sachin Tendulkar has shown why the people of the country respect him. Tendulkar, whose Rajya Sabha term ended recently, has donated his entire salary and allowances to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
Tendulkar drew over INR 90 lakh in salaries and allowances in the past six years.
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.”
Though Sachin Tendulkar received flak for his low attendance in the Rajya Sabha, he was one of the few members to utilize their MP Local Area Development fund for good.
According to data released by Tendulkar’s office, he has claimed to have sanctioned 185 projects across the country with Rs 7.4 crore out of his allocated Rs 30 crore being 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.
(With Inputs from HindustanTimes.com)