Mumbai: Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said that the mission of ‘Swachh Bharat’ is good but apart from that the mission of ‘Swasth Bharat’ need to be widely promoted and adopted in the country. He also said that healthy India is going to be our strength and with the young blood we have to consider Swasth Bharat and talk about it.
While talking to the media, he went on to say: “I would want everyone to play some or the other sport. It is extremely important for us to have Swachh Bharat, of which I am one of the ambassadors, but along with that… With the young population that we have, we also need to talk about Swasth Bharat. That is equally important.”
Would he take on a role as ‘Swasth Bharat’ ambassador?
“Very much… 110 per cent. I feel healthy India is going to be our real strength, because with (a majority of) young population, we need to be healthy. Young and unhealthy population can be dangerous. We need to address that for sure, without any doubt,” said the 44-year-old, looking fit as a fiddle.
He said some physical activity “gives a level of fitness which gives you better results in any profession”.
“You need not be a sportsperson… You can be a doctor, engineer, a journalist… whoever, but you should be fit.”