Modi praises Tendulkar's 'phenomenal' efforts for 'Swachh Bharat'; Cricket legend to adopt village

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Tendulkar and his wife Anjali meeting Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB Twitter page
New Delhi, Oct 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for taking part in "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" (Clean India Mission) and called his efforts for a clean India as "phenomenal".

Tendulkar, along with his wife Anjali, today met Modi and talked about his plans for "Swachh Bharat" campaign.

"Met @sachin_rt. He talked about his contribution towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. His efforts towards a Clean India are phenomenal!," Modi tweeted on Thursday afternoon (October 16).

In another tweet, Modi said Tendulkar will adopt a village under "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana".

"I am delighted to know that the sporting legend will adopt a village under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. @sachin_rt," Modi wrote.

On his Twitter page, Tendulkar wrote, "It was wonderful meeting Prime Minister Modiji. Enthusiastically heard thoughts on #SportsForAll."

Tendulkar was one of the several celebrities tagged on Twitter by Modi for "Swachh Bharat" campaign on the day of its launch on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary.

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