Bollywood's overwhelming support to Tendulkar's 'Support My School' campaign

The raised money will be used for creating toilets for girls and facilities for drinking water, rainwater harvesting, and sports and games in each of the schools

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 20, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar s ‘Support My School found an overwhelming support by Bollywood superstars on Sunday.

Numerous celebrities joined Sachin Tendulkar in the 12 Hour LIVE Telethon telecasted across the NDTV Network Channels generating over Rs. 7 Crore which will be utilized to give Indian children a better tomorrow.

Tendulkar dedicated nine hours of the day to the 12-hour Coca-Cola-NDTV Support My School telethon on Sunday. He also answered questions from schoolchildren ranging from improving their game to balancing their studies with sports.

The funds generated will reach out to transform over 142 schools across length and breadth of the country providing basic infrastructure, sports, and recreation facilities.

Some of the key Bollywood Contributors:

Amol Gupte 20 Lakh

Sanjay Dutt 11 Lakh

Ajay Devgn 10 Lakh

Akshay Kumar 10 Lakh

Sachin Tendulkar himself made a personal contribution of Rs. 10 Lakh on behalf of his children. The money will be used, at Rs500, 000 per school, for creating toilets for girls and facilities for drinking water, rainwater harvesting, and sports and games in each of the schools.

There were few valuable contributions made by corporate as well.

Corporate contributions:

Coca Cola & UNHABITAT 1.35 Crore

Nita Ambani 1 Crore

Coke Bottlers 40 Lakh

Ajay Bijli 15 Lakh

Other Bollywood celebrities who contributed to the noble cause are Govinda, Imran Khan, Boman Irani, Darsheel Safary, Gulshan Kumar, Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza, Raageshwari.

Boman Irani and Govinda visited a few Government schools in Mumbai, where the children not only learnt something new, but also showcased their dancing talents. A special quiz show on Sachin named ‘All About Sachin’ quiz was also undertaken with stars like Sanjay Dutt, Dia Mirza, Raageshwari and Boman Irani hosting the quiz.