Sachin Tendulkar has donated his entire Rajya Sabha salary in Prime Minister's Relief Fund. The total amount was nearly INR 90 lakh which includes salary and monthly allowances.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has issued a letter acknowledging his thoughtful gesture.
To educate our children is to give them a chance at a bright future where all their dreams come true. I'm grateful to be a small part of that big dream with this recommendation, thank you @MehboobaMufti. https://t.co/PxizVy8uuQ— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 30, 2018
"These contributions will be of immense help in providing assistance to the person in distress", the letter says.
He adopted two villages, Donja in Maharastra and Puttam Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
Tendulkar's office has sanctioned 185 projects across the country. His office claimed that INR 7.4 crore were put in educational development for building classrooms and improving infrastructure.