Sachin gifts 2003 WC t-shirt to Narendra Modi

Updated: May 14, 2011, 00:15 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar has donated his 2003 Cricket World Cup t-shirt to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, which would be auctioned to raise funds for the state`s `Save Girl Child` programme.

The blue t-shirt, with Tendulkar`s name and number `10` written on it, was handed over to Modi on Thursday by Atul Bedade, former cricket player and Sachin`s close friend.

"Sachin has given his t-shirt from the 2003 World Cup to be used for charity," Bedade said.

Sources in the Chief Minister`s office said that funds raised by auctioning the t-shirt would be used for the `Save The Girl Child` programme`.

Modi auctions the gifts he receives, and uses the funds for girl child welfare programmes.

Such auctions generated over Rs 1.25 crore last year.