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Tendulkar donates relief materials for J&K flood victims

Last updated on: September 21, 2014 10:09 IST

India's cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday came in support of people affected by the devastating flood in Jammu and Kashmir by donating truckloads of relief which consists of five tons of eatables and 1000 blankets apart from other important stuff, informed Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association official Ranjeet Kalra.

The first consignment of two truckloads of relief material comprised 400 water filters, which will supply clean drinking water to 10,000 people daily. It also contained 100,000 chlorine tablets to purify water for 10,000 households for the next three months, five tons of eatables comprising of dry food and vegetables and 1,000 blankets.

The above items were sent by Tendulkar with support from SAR group of companies (Luminous/ Livpure) and were received in Jammu by Divisional Commissioner Shantmanu.

IAS officer Shantmanu thanked Tendulkar on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir government and chief minister Omar Abdullah and assured the that the relief material shall soon be dispatched to various flood affected districts of the state.

Kalra, who co-ordinated Tendulkar's relief efforts in Jammu and Kashmir, while extending gratitude to the cricketer and the SAR group of companies for their generous help, hoped that this noble gesture shall inspire more and more people to come forward and extend their helping hand.

Kalra said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir shall never forget the concern and large-heartedness of Tendulkar, who has come forward to share the pain of people of the state in these testing times.