Sachin, Ayushmann join football match for UNICEF

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar joined actor Ayushmann Khurrana in a futsal match for UNICEF India to celebrate World Children's Day.

Sachin Tendulkar, Ayushmann Khurrana Join UNICEF World Children's Day Event In New Delhi
Sachin Tendulkar, Ayushmann Khurrana playin futsal at UNICEF World Children's Day Event In New Delhi. Photo courtesy: UNICEF

"Today we celebrate the diversity and equality of our children, who deserve equal opportunities everywhere. Happy #WorldChildrensDay to all our kids across the world! Had a wonderful time this week in New Delhi for World Children’s Day event!" the Master Blaster tweeted.

“The World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s Global Day of Action for children, by children. Sports promotes participation, breaks gender stereotypes and social barriers, and is a powerful tool to achieve gender equity. This year, children will leverage the power of sports to highlight inclusion and non-discrimination for every child. We must ensure that every child is celebrated and safe from any kind of discrimination,” said Cynthia McCaffery, UNICEF Representative to India. 

Iconic buildings and monuments across the country and the world will go blue on World Children’s Day in solidarity with child rights. The Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Parliament Building, State Legislative Assembly buildings and iconic historical monuments across India in #GoBlue light. The colour blue symbolizes and draws attention to rights for #EveryChild both in India and globally. 

Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises every child's right to rest, leisure, and play. Sport is important to a child's physical and mental development, in building life skills, promoting inclusion and leadership.