Tendulkar, Anju George to be part of Olympic torch relay

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New Delhi, Apr 7 (UNI) With master blaster Sachin Tendulkar volunteering to be a part of the run here on April 17, the Indian leg of the belegaured Olympic torch relay got a big boost.

Confirming this here, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Suresh Kalmadi said,''It's a matter of great pride that the torch would pass through India. There is a big rush among the sportspersons to be part of it. Sachin Tendulkar called up this morning and asked if we would like him to carry the torch.'' He said among others champion runner Milkha Singh, star shuttler P Gopichand and world medal winner jumper Anju Bobby George will be there in the relay and I appreciate their enthusiasm. In fact, there is a big demand to include them and we would accommodate as many as possible.'' The IOA chief assetrd that there will be adequate security in place, the relay would go without any hiccup.

''The torch relay is a matter of pride and we would ensure that no untoward incident takes place. Everything has been planned and there would be adequate security measures,'' he said.

''We are making adequate provision so that the common public and school students can watch it.'' he added.

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