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Jharkhand to confer doctorate; Captain to become Dr Dhoni

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
Ranchi, Apr 3: The nation continues to felicitate it warriors who brought the cricket World Cup after 28 years. After the historic win against Sri Lanka in final, various state governments declared gifts and awards to the members of World Cup squad.

Following Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat's step in honouring its brave hearts, Jharkhand government announced that it would confer an honorary doctorate degree on Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

"We will soon initiate the process to award honorary doctorate degree to Dhoni," said Baijnath Ram, human resource development (HRD) minister of Jharkhand.

The 29-year-old Indian Captain, who earlier led India to Twenty-Twenty World Championship victory, has not yet completed his graduation and is doing his graduation from St Xavier's College in Ranchi.

Earlier before the World Cup, Jharkhand HRD minister announced that government would award a doctorate degree to Dhoni if India win the tournament.

Delhi government announced Rs 2 crore reward for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rs 1 crore each to the Delhi boys - Virendra Sehwag, Gautan Ganbhir, Virat Kohli and Ashish Nehra

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati announced Kanshiram International Sports awards to Suresh Raina and Piyush Chawla, and Gujarat Chief Minister declared Eklavya Award to Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, April 3, 2011, 18:33 [IST]
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