Sachin Tendulkar stands up for society; donates INR 76 lakh for building school in West Bengal

Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar after excelling on the field during his heydays has now taken his duty as an honourable Member of Parliament (MP), Rajya Sabha and is now working for the welfare of the people. He has stepped up for the society and has done a commendable job recently. A school in a remote area of West Bengal wrote a letter to Tendulkar asking for his assistance or funds to build a school to which Tendulkar replied in a magnificent way as he famously did in on the cricket field by donating the money he has been levied for Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund. Tendulkar donated Rs 76 lakh as the school will now get a new building and the students are certainly ecstatic. READ MORE: India tour of Zimbabwe 2nd ODI, Pick of the tweets: Zimbabwe vs India at Harare

Uttam Kumar Mohanti, head master of Gobindapur Makrampur Swarnamoyee Sasmal Sikhsa Niketan, hardly had any hopes from the letter written to the Master Blaster. The situation was not very good and a response was not on the cards but it wasn’t to be. The school is located in Narayangarh and was founded back in 1965. It was a pretty old structure and needed rebuilding since last three years. The head master tried his hand at many places but didn’t get a productive response including the local councillor Prabodh Panda. READ MORE: Video: Jonny Bairstow, Shane Warne having a ball at Lord’s balcony


Tendulkar replied to the letter in August 2014 and guaranteed to donate a whopping amount of Rs 76 lakhs. The school’s official account was credited with 75 percent of the money by September 2015. As the construction has begun, Mohanty is now expecting to see Tendulkar turn up for the inauguration of the new school.