Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar accompanied by Coldplay’s front man Chris Martin met students of the Shri Gadge Maharaja Vidyalay on Friday. Chris arrived in India to attend the Global Citizen Festival Of India 2016.
Chris was introduced to the students by State Minister Poonam Mahajan and Global Citizen's CEO Hugh Evans. The highly cited event will take place on Saturday at the MMRDA grounds in Mumbai.
The students had written essays on topic like better education, increased equality and improved sanitation and what it would mean to them in the future. 600 students- aged from 5 to 15 were gifted school supplies. Also HP, The IT Company donated six laptops to help the students to continue their learning.
Apart from Coldplay, Jay Z, Demi Lovato and The Vamps from abroad and Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and more from Indian filmdom are expected at the maiden edition of the festival -- expected to be attended by a crowd of around 80,000.
As many as 80 per cent of the tickets were given away free to those taking social good actions in support of Global Citizen India's sanitation, education and gender equality campaigns across the country.
(With IANS Inputs)