Home > News >

Sachin Tendulkar felicitates Commonwealth Games’ medal winners in SAI function

Sachin-Tendulkar-speaks-during-a-press-conference-after-his-masterclass-session-with-young-cricke
Sachin Tendulkar low attendance at the Rajya Sabha has come under much scrutiny recently © Getty Images

New Delhi: Aug 8, 2014

Even as a controversy raged in the Rajya Sabha over his low attendance, Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar attended a function at Vigyan Bhawan here to give away awards to the medal winners of the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Tendulkar and Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took turns to give away the awards at a felicitation function, organised by the Sports Authority of India.

A large contingent of media personnel, who had gathered at the venue were surprised to see Tendulkar on the dais as invitation letter had not mentioned anything about his presence. The batting legend, dressed in a black-and-white check shirt and black trousers was seen exchanging greetings as he handed over the awards to the medal winners, which included stars such as boxer Vijender Singh, shooters Gagan Narang and Jitu Rai and shuttlers P Kashyap and P V Sindhu.

Apart from Tendulkar and Sonowal, Minister of State for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju, BJP leader and sports administrator Anurag Thakur, Sports Secretary Ajit Sharan and SAI DG Jiji Thomson were also on the dais. Gold medal winning shooter Abhinav Bindra and discus thrower Vikas Gowda were not present at the function.

India had finished in the fifth position with a total haul of 64 medals, including 15 gold, at the Glasgow Games. Tendulkar and yesteryears Bollywood star Rekha earlier the day came under attack in the Upper House for attending the House for only three and seven days, respectively, since their nomination two years back. P Rajeeve of CPI-M raised the issue of long-duration absence of celebrities as he wanted to know whether they have sought permission for it.

Responding to this, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said Rajeev and some other members had raised the issue earlier but there was no violation of the rules.

“As per Article 104 of the Constitution, if a member is absent from either House of Parliament for a period of 60 days then the seat is considered vacant. In case of Sachin Tendulkar, he has not attended the Parliament for 40 days whereas Rekha’s absence is less than this,” he observed.

Kurien said Tendulkar was nominated to the Upper House in April 2012 and has attended the session for three days. “Last time he had come to the House on December 13, 2013,” he said.

About Rekha, he said she had joined in April 2012 and has attended the session for seven days. “Last time she attended the House on February 19, 2014.”

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC

More

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

Phil Hughes passes away: Video tribute

Live Cricket Score Deodhar Trophy Central Zone vs South Zone Quarter Final: South lose three

Sean Abbott will find the road ahead a living nightmare

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Phillip Hughes 63 not out, forever

Phil Hughes: Remembering his most memorable knocks

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd ODI Colombo 2014: Start delayed due to rain

Deodhar Trophy, Quarter final, Central Zone vs South Zone 2014: South Zone crawl past 50

Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test at Sharjah: Brendon McCullum, Mark Craig put New Zealand on the driver’s seat

Live Streaming: Sri Lanka vs England 2014, 2nd ODI at Colombo

Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI at Colombo

Murali Vijay in India vs Australia Test series: Will he be an integral part?

Phillip Hughes’ unfortunate demise: Ahmed Shehzad was lucky, Phil Hughes was not

Shakib Al Hasan becomes highest wicket-taker against Zimbabwe in ODIs

Phil Hughes passes away: Cricket gradually gets off and running a day later

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

Fifty Shades of Grey: Watch Ellen DeGeneres featuring in the brand new trailer of the erotic movie

‘एक्शन-जैक्सन’ मूवी के लिए अजय देवगण ने कैसे वज़न घटाया

Bigg Boss 8 highlights: Ali Quli Mirza left alone, Gautam Gulati gets special present from Diandra Soares

Birthday special: A look at unknown facts about Fawad Khan and his hottest pictures!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

वज़न घटाने का नुस्ख़ा #43: वज्रासन से वज़न घटायें

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI; take 4-0 lead in series

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here