Points to Remember:
- Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar bagged the ‘Most Effective Swachhata Ambassador’ award at India Today Group’s fifth edition of the Safaigiri Awards for utilizing his popularity and fame to ensure India achieves its goal of a Swachh Bharat.
- Sachin Tendulkar has been promoting cleanliness drives in India for almost 10 years.
- On September 18, 2011, during Support My School telethon’, Sachin Tendulkar helped raise crores more than the target set for creation of basic facilities in 140 government schools across India, particularly toilets for girl students.
- Revered as the ‘god of cricket’, Sachin Tendulkar was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of India’s swachhata ambassadors’ in 2014. After accepting his nomination, Tendulkar’s first campaign was cleaning up a locality
near his home in Mumbai.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Which Cricket legend has been conferred with the ‘Most Effective Swachhata Ambassador’ award by President Ram Nath Kovind? Sachin Tendulkar
- In which year, Sachin Tendulkar was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as one of India’s swachhata ambassadors? 2014