Sachin Tendulkar also urged the district administration to keep him informed of the sanction and progress of the implementation © IANS
Sachin Tendulkar also urged the district administration to keep him informed of the sanction and progress of the implementation © IANS

Kochi: Cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has sanctioned Rs 25 lakh from the MPLAD scheme for setting up a digital X-ray unit at Ernakulam Government General Hospital. Ernakulam MLA Hybi Eden said he had made a request to Tendulkar for funds to help set up the digital X-ray machine and dialysis units at the hospital for providing better services to the poor. He said the legendary cricketer had written to Ernakulam district Collector to provide technical, financial and administrative sanctions to the project within 75 days. “The sanctioned work should be approved and completed if they are compliant under the guidelines of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme,” Tendulkar said in his letter sent to the Collector. Sachin Tendulkar felicitates Babasaheb Purandare

Tendulkar also urged the district administration to keep him informed of the sanction and progress of the implementation. Ernakulam General Hospital was founded in 1845 by the erstwhile king of Kochi. Eden said Tendulkar’s involvement in the development of the hospital would take the prestigious healthcare centre in the city to newer heights. Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has lauded historian Balwant Moreshwar alias Babasaheb Purandare for his works on Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Purandare, known for his various works including books and a play “Janata Raja” on Shivaji, turned 95 on July 29. Sachin Tendulkar supports Narendra Modi for praising Indian women’s cricket team

Tendulkar felicitated Purandare, who is a recipient of the prestigious ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’ award, at a programme organised by Swargandhar and Jeevan Gani in suburban Vile Parle last night. Addressing the gathering, Tendulkar said, “During childhood, when I was [staying] in Sahitya Sahawas, [my] father used to sit in the hall with his friends…while chatting and having tea, many names came on my ears. Since I was young, I did not take interest and was not a part of those conversations.”