New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In what is a great gesture of kindness, former Team India spinner Harbhajan Singh on Saturday said that he would donate his Rajya Sabha salary for the education of daughters of poor farmers.
“As a Rajya Sabha member, I want to contribute my RS salary to the daughters of farmers for their education & welfare. I’ve joined to contribute to the betterment of our nation and will do everything I can. Jai Hind,” the Indian bowling legend said on microblogging site Twitter.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed on an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket last month.
The AAP had registered a landslide victory in Punjab Assembly elections 2022, winning 92 seats in the 117-member Assembly.
Harbhajan is India’s most successful off-spin bowler who played for the Indian national cricket team between 1998 and 2016. Singh was captain of the Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians and captained Punjab for the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy season. Under his captaincy, Mumbai won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. An Arjuna and Padma Shri awardee, Singh has been actively working for the upliftment of disadvantaged children through the Smile Train Foundation and Tera Tera Foundation.