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Chris Martin, Sachin Tendulkar visit Mumbai school and play cricket with students

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin and Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar visit a Mumbai community school as part of the Global Citizen Initiative.

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This weekend is surely going to be the best one this season. With international singer and Coldplay performer Chris Martin in India, his fans are going gaga. Chris will be performing at the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai on Saturday, and no, not unannounced this time, but with proper plans. Hence, every news about him is at top of trending charts. But before Chris takes to the big stage of the concert, he has been meeting our Bollywood celebs and the A-listers of the social circuit. But if he is having an exciting evening with our stars, mornings are meant for something meaningful.

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Chris made a surprise visit at a Mumbai community school named Gadage Maharaj School, Kurla on Friday morning, along with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar. Chris, who is the curator of the Global Citizen Festival, was introduced to Tendulkar through Poonam Mahajan and Global Citizen's CEO Hugh Evans. Tendulkar's wife Anjali and Madhukeshwar Desai- National VP, were also present.

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The two icons met with 120 students at the school and spend some happy moments. Tendulkar, a UNICEF Brand Ambassador, spoke on cleanliness. Chris on his part spoke on the importance of global cleanliness. There was even a demonstration for the students about the importance to wash hands and the correct way of doing that.

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Even the school kids spoke about sustainable development goals, in Marathi and English. The visit was a part of the Global Citizen India initiative.

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The duo gifted school supplies for the 600 children, aged from 5 to 15.

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The team donated six laptops to help the students in their studies. Chris and Tendulkar also exchanged signed bats and guitars with the students.

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The two even played cricket with the kids. The main concert will take place today. Chris Martin's band Coldplay will be performing at the event.

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As many as 80 percent of the tickets for the gala event have been given away free to those taking social good actions in support of Global Citizen India's sanitation, education and gender equality campaigns across the country.

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Several Bollywood celebrities will perform as well as attend the concert too.