Free Press Journal

Tendulkar bats for girls’ rights


New Delhi : Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday batted for girls’ rights, saying its time India should do away with discrimination of girl child and provide a level playing field to help them nurture their dreams.

Speaking on the occasion of International Day of the Child Girls here, UNICEF Goodwill ambassador, Tendulkar called on parents to support their girlchild.

“My achievement in life is inspired by my parents and family who appreciated my talent as well as supported me as a young child. Parents and communities must see their daughters as assets – as individuals capable of standing on their feet and contributing to society, and not as burdens to be married in haste,” the former India batsman said during a panel discussion.

“There is no place for discrimination. There should be a fair platform. The parameter should be same for boys and girls. We need to give freedom to our girls,” he added.