Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar had, few years back, said he will continue batting for India in his second innings. His second innings seems to be mirroring his first – he has now scored another century off-the-field, after having scored a century of centuries on-the-field.
Sachin, through his foundation, has supported the treatment of 100 underprivileged children so far, across six states – Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. He has been doing this since November 2019.
While Sachin has already been doing good work for needy children in the healthcare space through SRCC Hospital in Mumbai, this partnership is with a foundation called Ekam, and is targeted at children receiving treatment in government and trust hospitals. Children from underprivileged families, suffering from critical ailments, cannot afford to follow up on their elective medical costs. The support from Sachin’s foundation helps parents to complete medical treatments for their children by availing elective treatments.
Ms Ameeta Chatterjee, Managing Partner, Ekam Foundation said, “The association with Mr Sachin Tendulkar through his foundation has been very fruitful and Sachin has done some very good work in the healthcare space. The association has worked towards providing quality healthcare for the underprivileged.”
Earlier this month, there were reports about Sachin’s support for children’s paediatric equipments in Makunda Hospital in North East India – bordering Assam, Mizoram, and Tripura. This is expected to benefit more than 2000 children every year. Sachin had also participated in an initiative with UNICEF on World Children’s Day, encouraging children to play a key part in shaping future of the world. His commitment towards the cause of children seems to be consistent and unwavering.