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Sachin Tendulkar Visited Bhutan To Promote UNICEF’s Hand Washing Initiative
By CricShots - Oct 23, 2018 2:49 pm
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The Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been involved with various projects off the field throughout his playing career and post-retirement as well. Recently, he was in Bhutan for UNICEF’s Hand Washing Initiative as an ambassador and took some time out to interact with members of Bhutan’s national cricket team.

Sachin Tendulkar with the kids in Bhutan

With Global Handwashing Day which was observed on 15th October annually, Tendulkar arrived in Bhutan shortly after and spent a couple of days doing various activities and interacting with different groups, one of which was spending time with the country’s cricket team.

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Tendulkar tweeted about how he was enjoying playing cricket in the mountains, and the players would have surely learned a thing or two from one of the all-time greats of the game. His tweet read: “The only thing better than playing cricket, is playing cricket in the mountains. Enjoyed being back on the pitch with Bhutan’s Cricket Team. Wishing them all the best for the future..

Earlier, Tendulkar played football with school children and then spent time with them explaining the importance of washing one’s hands after any activity and before eating food. His tweet read: “Had a great time playing football with these cute little kids in Bhutan. After the game, we washed our hands with soap to demonstrate that playing is important but what’s even more important is to wash our hands after any activity, especially before eating food. #IWashMyHands”.

Sachin also spent time with the Interim Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Wangchuk and discussed various sanitation awareness initiatives. His tweet read: “Meeting the Interim Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, was an honor. Was wonderful discussing the various hand sanitation awareness initiatives. @UNICEFROSA”.

Tendulkar’s association with the UNICEF is more than a decade long. Apart from sanitation awareness, he has also featured in most of their campaigns including spreading awareness about Polio.

In 2003, Sachin put his weight behind an initiative focused on creating awareness about polio and polio prevention in India. He has also been involved with UNICEF’s initiative to promote hygiene and sanitation in communities in 2008. In 2013, he was appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia to advocate this important cause all the region.