Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar called upon youngsters to take care of senior citizens and respect the “golden generation” of the society.
Speaking as chief guest after launching the Thane police’s new initiative ‘Kartavya’ for senior citizens, Tendulkar said he learnt from his father to respect elders.
He said he is most pained whenever there is injustice meted out to the elders.
“I can never forget the guidance of seniors. If you do not have the blessings of the elders you cannot progress in your life,” he said addressing a gathering.
Tendulkar said he had drawn inspiration and taken guidance from his mother, grandmother and father at all times.
He also asked the citizens not to forget those who worked towards the independence of the country.
Thane Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde and Police Commissioner Parambir Singh were among others present on the occasion.