Sachin Tendulkar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, briefs him on upcoming movie ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’

Sachin Tendulkar recently posted a pitcure in his social media with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 19, 2017 2:22 pm
Earlier, Narendra Modi cited Sachin Tendulkar as an example for students to compete with oneself and not with others (Source: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been travelling around the country to promote the upcoming film, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams.” While promoting the movie which is based on his life and career,  the cricketing great recently posted a picture on his social media account with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Briefed our Hon’ble PM @narendramodi about the film #SachinABillionDreams & received his blessings, (sic.)” said Tendulkar on his post.

After this Narendra Modi too responded on twitter and wrote,”Had a very good meeting with @sachin_rt. His life journey & accomplishments make every Indian proud & inspire 1.25 billion people.”

It may be recalled here that earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cited Sachin Tendulkar as an example for students to compete with oneself and not with others, the cricket legend thanked him and stressed that preparation is key for everyone, be it a student or a player.
“Thank you @PMOIndia for the mention. Preparation is key for everyone… be it a student or a player. Focus makes the challenge less daunting,” Tendulkar said in a tweet.

His tweet was in response to Modi mentioning him in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ broadcast aimed at students preparing for upcoming exams.
“Look at the life of @sachin_rt. He kept challenging himself and bettered his own records. That is what is inspiring,” the Prime Minister later tweeted.
He asked students to choose ‘anuspardha’ (competing with self) over ‘pratispardha’ (competing with others) as he gave Tendulkar’s example saying he kept challenging himself and bettered his records.

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    Govind
    May 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    It is a large hearted Modiji's compliment. But how large hearted is this man called Sachin? What charity has he done for the countrymen. Minting money is the only aim it seems. Why he still wants to be an MP? GOD SAVE THIS COUNTRY.
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      Neon
      May 19, 2017 at 8:32 pm
      My only question...why wasting time of the PM of the country to release a commercial movie? PM obliged all right but this exposes your profiteering tendency Sachin
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        T DUTTA
        May 19, 2017 at 8:18 pm
        HE MAY HAVE LEGAL ADVISORS TO ADVISE HIM ON CONS UTIONAL MATTERS
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          T DUTTA
          May 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm
          SOME EMINENT SPORTSMAN MAY BE PRESIDENT OF INDIA---first citizen of the country need not always be a politician
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            anonymous
            May 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm
            Pathetic. He is complete failure as Member of Parliament. Only running after money.
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              jackal
              May 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm
              Most selfish and over rated spotsperson, who always pla for himself and never gave back anything to the nation is trying for another tax exemption.
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                Ari C
                May 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm
                Want Tax break for movie?
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                  Moon
                  May 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm
                  remember he was MP and he didnt do anything with the position he was holding and his ry includes perks was 30lakhs a year, now to our PM you have time to meet him but no time to meet our soldiers? have you ever met common man likethis ? do you have guts to debate on 3year of achievements of BJP ?
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                    Sanjeev
                    May 19, 2017 at 4:07 pm
                    PM Sir please give this guy something more if you can. You have time to meet people like him but when s take away heads of our Soldiers you dont have a minute for them. What consequence is this man for a common Indian. What does he give to the society except sitting in lap of Ambanis. May be you have special time for people like him / film actors. Common man is not very happy with what he is seeing. We dont have much options other than BJP as of now .....but there are still two years for us to think. I am expressing fee s of young educated Indians.
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                      dinesh lal yadav
                      May 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm
                      sachin should make movie on how BJP RSS got into power by tampering EVM
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                        prasanna
                        May 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm
                        shame on you you got your FERRARI tax of 1 crore exempted - lakhs of farmers suicides dying with starvation and you roaming in FERRARI by TAX PAYERS MONEY
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                          manian
                          May 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm
                          There are media reports that PM does not give appointments to public activists like farmers& others with some genuine agenda, But he is ever wil to meet celebrities like film stars,sportsmen.This certainly does not go well with his image that he cares for common people more than others. Is promotion of a movie that important? This gives rise to unfounded comments that this govt. is biased towards the rich,famous & powerful people.NDA should not go the UPA way.
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                            seshu
                            May 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                            recently one CM also was not given appointment to meet modi - as he said he is first pradhan sevak of RSS and their chela chapatas and celebrities like sachin then if time permits he is PM
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                            Ravi
                            May 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm
                            Sachin one of the selfish greedy guy...hungry to make more money..why he can donate Maharastra poor farmers at least 5 of his incomes interest? keeps moving with Reliance big shots but not pays tax to state or claims rebate..
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                              Ag
                              May 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm
                              Both are good for nothing waste of time and public money,
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                                AW
                                May 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm
                                first show billion dreams - only two audience guess who sachin and modi ha ha ha ha ha
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                                The Observer
                                May 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm
                                While SRT's achievement and contribution to Indian cricket / sports is remarkable, he had lateron become very money minded, arrogant and selfish. His attempts to evade tax (modelled for Fiat car , got Ferrari as gift in return and then asked for customs duty waver for the gift). This after signing Rs120 crore endor t / management deal ..
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                                  sohail
                                  May 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm
                                  cricket is not a sports but a game of gamb where you can be made run out by your colleague , you can leave catch for money - its game of lavish people , no talent required for it - and it wastes w day - if all indians instead of playing and seeing cricket would have worked - INDIA would have been super power but now begging US france an for technology - shame shame shame it was invented by our invaders BRITISH and whose slaves were RSS chaddis - why to play such dirty videshi game of british
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                                    m
                                    May 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm
                                    A raja sabha and a Bharat ratna - young and no initiative in working on govt shcme to uplift sports or tribal or girls education etc
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                                      cool indian
                                      May 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm
                                      pathetic man self praise is so ugly as nobody even bothered to ask him so planting self praise with whom - it is you scratch mine i will scratch yours - disgusting
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                                        jacob
                                        May 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm
                                        it is shameful that they ( media ) portray him as GOD and some herione as GODESS - even jesus said i am not god , even vedas mention god is formless quran also mention same - when no religion accept any living person as GOD it is only india where mediocre people by their ill goten wealth and paid media portray them as GODS - ridiculous
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                                          Ravi
                                          May 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm
                                          Boss media is big Mafia..He is the uselss guy
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                                            jacob
                                            May 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                                            see media cal deepika padukone as godess - ridiculous - media liking ill goten wealth from these mediocre people who have no talent and merit -
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                                              Cherub
                                              May 19, 2017 at 7:48 pm
                                              @Jacob-About which Jesus do you say? Jesus of the bible claimed to be God, that's y they have executed Him. Read the Bible as it says, not what do you want it say. Read these verses-John 8:58, Mark 14:62, John 14:9, John 10:30, Matthew 12:6, John 14:6, Isaiah 9:6...etc
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                                            dhiraj jadhav
                                            May 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm
                                            dhoni kapil dev kohli are great criketers pla for country not for self sachin , gavaskar , ravi shastri , vengsarkar are utter failures on ground
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                                              chandan saxena
                                              May 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm
                                              failed in cricket failed in rajya sabha - why waste time in movies - learn from jadeja who tried bollywood - and got tight slap
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