Fans celebrate Padma Shri award to Dhoni

January 26th, 2009 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni being selected for the prestigious Padma Shri award poured in, thousands of fans of the Indian cricket captain celebrated the occasion by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets. “We congratulate Dhoni and his family members for Padma Shri award. Dhoni is first person of Jharkhand to get the award,” screamed the banners displayed by the Dhoni Fans Club members.

The club members gathered near Albert Ekka ground here and burst fire crackers and distributed sweets.

“Dhoni is achieving one milestone after another and making people of Jharkhand proud. This is a great moment for us. We wish Dhoni all the best in future,” said Jitendra Singh, president of the fan club.

In the past the state government had conferred Jharkhand Ratan award to the iconic cricketer.

The club members are building a huge statue of Dhoni which will be stalled later this year.

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