Srinagar, Mar 30 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today thanked cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for sanctioning over Rs 40 lakh from the MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds for construction of a school building in Kupwara district of North Kashmir. Also Read - As India Boosts Security at LoC, Pakistan’s ISI Tells LeT and Hizbul chiefs to Push Militants into Valley

“Thankful to @sachin_rt for using his MPLAD funds for the construction of a school building in Kashmir. Even off the field, he continues to inspire us all,” she said on Twitter. Also Read - Twitter Removes Post Diminishing Efficacy of Masks Against COVID-19 by Donald Trump's Advisor

Tendulkar, in a letter to the DM and District Collector (Office of Mumbai Suburban District, District Planning Committee), mentioned that the Imperial Educational Institute, Drugmulla, established in 2007, had requested for funds and “the request must be scrutinised”. Also Read - 'Why All Feminists Show Cleavage' - Sona Mohapatra Was Asked This on Twitter And Here's What She Said

The description of work requested include construction of a school building with 10 class rooms, four laboratories, an administrative block, six toilets and an assembly/prayer hall.

The institute is the only school in Drugmulla. It currently has 1,000 students in classes one to 10.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.