After being disrupted from making his maiden speech in Rajya Sabha, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to share his message for the nation. In a 15-minute-long video posted on Facebook and Twitter, Tendulkar talks about sports, fitness and importance of a healthy India. He urged everyone to transform the country from sports-loving nation to a sports-playing nation. Meanwhile, he also shared an important message for parents.
In the beginning of his speech, he thanked his father for all the support and encouragement he gave to him. Sachin says that the greatest gift he got from his dad was freedom and right to play. He also reminded us that India is the diabetic capital in the world and it also holds third position in obesity. This is alarming, said the cricketer.
Sachin's speech was also focussed on women empowerment and equality. He said that Saina Nehwal, Sakshi Malik and other female sportspersons have been able to achieve success in their lives only because of the constant support of coach and family. He urged parents not to discriminate between a boy and a girl and to give equal opportunity and encouragement.
Sachin also pointed how immobile we have become in the era of mobile. He requested people to play a sport regularly. Besides, he also asked authorities to assist athletes in the best possible way. From providing full time support staff to an athlete to financial stability to a retired sportsperson, Sachin's speech touched various aspects of sports and its importance.
''It is my endeavour to transform India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation. I urge you all to participate in this effort and help make my dream, our dream. Always remember, dreams do come true! Jai Hind,'' wrote the living legend on his social media accounts along with the video clip.
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