Tendulkar was among the many 40-odd elite sportspersons with whom the PM had a one hour video name to debate the prevailing scenario which has claimed greater than 50 lives in India with 2000 plus optimistic instances. The nation is presently in a 21-day lockdown which ends on April 14.
“He (PM Modi) highlighted and reaffirmed my belief that we should not let our guard down after the 14th of April, & how we manage that period will be very critical,” Tendulkar mentioned in an announcement after the interplay.
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Like everybody else, Tendulkar can be practising social distancing and mentioned he now folds his arms to say ‘Namaste’ as an alternative of shaking arms.
“I also suggested that as much as possible, I will use our way of greeting – saying ‘Namaste’ instead of shaking hands, even after we overcome this pandemic,” he mentioned.
Modi additionally spoke about this being the time when aged individuals, who’re extra susceptible, needs to be taken care of.
“Taking care of our elders who are most vulnerable and using this time to hear from them, their stories and experiences was something the Prime Minister resonated with.”
The psychological side of a lockdown was additionally mentioned.
“We additionally spoke about psychological health being as vital as bodily health throughout this section, and shared what I’m doing at residence to maintain match.
“This is the time for our entire nation to come together and keep each other motivated. Like team spirit wins us games in sports, our nation should work as one team to overcome this,” Tendulkar concluded.