Bollywood stars vs MPs: Cricket match for a cause
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, Jimmy Shergill and Sonu Sood will compete with a team of members of Parliament at the picturesque cricket ground of Dharamsala as part of TB-Free India Summit later this week.
It will be a two-day affair where the Mumbai Heroes and Members of Parliament XI will play a T20 game of cricket. Actor Bobby Deol will lead the team of Bollywood celebrities, and former BCCI President Anurag Thakur will captain the MPs’ team.
The TB-Free India Summit and India vs TB cricket tournament is being organised under the initiative of Call to Action for a TB-Free India.
It aims to bring top government officials and members of Parliament together with film celebrities to raise awareness among key stakeholders and audience on tuberculosis and build the momentum to eradicate the disease from India by 2025.
The event will provide a platform for TB experts, scientists, patients, doctors, and government representatives to suggest strategies for fast-tracking TB Control efforts.
Some of the speakers and participants at the summit will include Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda, and members of Parliament Manoj Tiwari, Rajiv Shukla, Babul Supriyo and Nishikant Dubey along with others.