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Im proud to be associated with CCI: Sachin

Published: Thursday, November 16, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar pitched in on Thursday for the cause of deprived children in the country. ''I am proud to associate myself with Child Care India (CCI) which is actively involved in the education of deprived children across 150 villages and slums,'' the former captain said after releasing its greeting cards here on Thursday.Tendulkar felt that the destiny of the nation lies in the well-being of the children. ''Their health, education and integrated development are the responsibility of not only parents and government, but of every citizen,'' he said.The master batsman said quality education to every deprived child in villages and slums is the only means of preventing child labour and positively building the nation.He appealed to individuals, corporates and responsible citizens to assist the noble venture generously. Commenting on the cards, the little master, who will be the Brand Ambassador of CCI, said they are unique paintings of children from villages and slums.He urged people to buy a card and help educate a needy child. The Bangalore-based voluntary organisation is involved in the academic and life education, which envisions to educate one lakh deprived children by 2005. UNI

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