Sachin Tendulkar Spokes out regarding lock down after PM Modi meeting
Sachin Tendulkar Spokes out regarding lock down after PM Modi meeting

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was one among the 40-odd elite sports persons with whom Prime Minister Narendra Modi  had a one-hour video call to discuss the prevailing situation.

Corona death rate in India

In India the deadly corona virus affects 2902 persons with a death count of 68 as on Saturday (04-04-2020) morning. Earlier Indian government announced a 21 day lock down to control the spread.

Like everyone else, Tendulkar is also practising social distancing and said he now folds his hands to say ”Namaste” instead of shaking hands.

Tendulkar attends a video conference meeting with PM Modi

The legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has donated a sum of 50 lakhs(INR) towards the corona virus relief fund. And also advice peoples to maintain social distancing via social media.

Regarding the one hour meeting on Friday Sachin said managing the period after April 14 would be crucial to how India fares in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, a belief which was shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference with sports persons.

“He (PM Modi) highlighted and reaffirmed my belief that we should not let our guard down after the 14th of April, & how we manage that period will be very critical,” Tendulkar said in a statement after the interaction.

Like everyone else, Tendulkar is also practising social distancing and said he now folds his hands to say ”Namaste” instead of shaking hands.

“I also suggested that as much as possible, I will use our way of greeting – saying ”Namaste” instead of shaking hands, even after we overcome this pandemic,” he said.

Modi also spoke about this being the time when elderly people, who are more vulnerable, should be taken care of.

“Taking care of our elders who are most vulnerable and using this time to hear from them, their stories and experiences was something the Prime Minister resonated with.”

The mental aspect of a lockdown was also discussed.

“We also spoke about mental fitness being as important as physical fitness during this phase, and shared what I”m doing at home to keep fit.

“This is the time for our entire nation to come together and keep each other motivated. Like team spirit wins us games in sports, our nation should work as one team to overcome this,” Tendulkar concluded.

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