India's first and only individual Olympic gold-medallist, Bindra said he received IOA's invitation today and immediately agreed for the role. IOA has also approached Tendulkar and Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman with a similar offer.
"Received a letter this afternoon from the President and Secretary General of the IOA inviting me to be a goodwill ambassador. I am humbled that they thought I am worthy enough for this honour. I respectfully accept this with gratitude," Bindra said in a series of tweets.
The rifle shooter, who is also a former World Championships gold-medallist, will be competing in the Rio Games come August and said he would write to all the Olympics-bound athletes to motivate them.
"I have lived my life for the OG &have always done my best to work for the betterment of the Olympic movement in India &I will continue. While my focus will be to perform at Rio,I will be writing to every member of the Indian Olympic team &offering them any help they may want," he added.
"Every Indian Olympian is a champion in his or her own right I would just be sharing my experiences with them! I would be open to doing this until the 15 th of July &after that my focus will completely be towards my own performance until my event." Tendulkar and Rahman, however, are yet to respond to the IOA's offer.

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