After cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was not able to deliver his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the Master Blaster took to social media platform Facebook on Friday with the message of ‘transforming India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation’.
In the 15-minute long video, Tendulkar talked about his vision of a healthy and a fit India. He went on to say that being a sportsperson, he would talk about sports, health and fitness, for it has a telling impact on India’s economy.
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 🇮🇳
Posted by Sachin Tendulkar on Friday, 22 December 2017
Sachin Tendulkar delivered his Parliament speech on Facebook reiterating his desire to transform India from being a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation. He spoke of how fitness must be the primary priority of a young and developing India and how playing an active sport would help the nation achieve its fitness goal.
Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar was supposed to make a rare speech in the Rajya Sabha, of which he is a nominated member, on Thursday. But shouting Congress MPs drowned him out. So the cricket legend delivered his Parliament speech on Facebook Live on Friday, saying, “There were things that I wanted to say yesterday but couldn’t.”
Tendulkar also appreciated the North-East of India for its sporting culture. “The North-East of India, which has only 4 percent population of India, has a vibrant sporting culture,” he said.
On Thursday, Sachin Tendulkar stood for almost 10 minutes in the Upper House of Parliament, waiting to make his speech. Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is also chairman of the Rajya Sabha, asked the Congress’ protesting lawmakers to sit down and listen to what the cricketer had to say, but to no avail.