Shane Watson bats for P&G Shiksha programme

Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Veteran Australian cricketer Shane Watson on Thursday batted for P&G’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programme P&G Shiksha and emphasised the importance of education in the lives of children.

P&G Shiksha has supported over 450 schools till date, reaching over 8,00,000 underprivileged children. In its 12th year, it launched ‘Shiksha Superheroes’, a campaign to acknowledge consumers, the real-life superheroes who make a simple brand choice of buying P&G products.

Watson attended an event at the P&G Shiksha School here. The 34-year-old encouraged the people of India and Bengaluru to be Shiksha Superheroes by simply choosing P&G products and contribute to the education of underprivileged children.

During the event, Watson also shared his school memories with the children and emphasised on the importance of sports and extra-curricular activities in their holistic development while teaching them a few cricketing strokes.

The Shiksha school children were quite excited to meet their hero and also requested him to play the guitar. Watson immediately obliged and charmed his young fans by strumming the guitar on his favourite song.

During the school visit, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder remarked, “Today, while I spent time with P&G Shiksha children, I was nostalgic reminiscing my school days.

“It felt amazing to interact with these young kids who are really talented and have a bright future ahead of them.

“This is the first time I associated with P&G Shiksha and I am delighted to witness the difference that P&G Shiksha has made by building and supporting more than 450 schools that will impact the lives of 800,000 children.“

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