Nellore, Nov 16 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has expressed happiness over the transformation of Puttamraju Kandrika, a village adopted by him in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.
Two years after he adopted the village, Sachin visited it on Wednesday and inaugurated various development works completed at a cost of Rs.2.79 crore under his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds.
"I am satisfied with the complete transformation of the village," the batting legend said after inaugurating a community centre.
The former India captain distributed cricket kits among the village youth and interacted with a few families about the development of the village.
He stressed the need for united efforts by all to make the central government's 'Swachh Bharat' initiative a success.
Sachin also assured all assistance to the authorities' plan to build a stadium here. He said the facility should be used not just for cricket but to promote other sports as well.
He also promised to provide Rs.90 lakh under the MPLADS for development of Gollapally village in the same district.
Sachin reached Chennai by air and from there travelled by road to reach the village.
He had visited the village in October 2014 after announcing that he is adopting it under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.