Overwhelmed with joy at India's glorious victory in the World Cup 2011, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has congratulated the Indian team on behalf of the people of Uttarakhand. Rolling a red carpet out to the 'son of the soil', skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he announced that the Government will honour Dhoni with the Uttarakhand Ratan Award.
Nishank on Sunday said a residential plot or a house would be given to the Indian cricket team captain and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for winning the World Cup after a gap of 28 years.
Dhoni and Tendulkar would be given a residential plot or a house in the picturesque town of Mussoorie of Uttarakhand, a Government spokesman said. Nishank has also decided to name a sports stadium in Dehradun after Dhoni.
While Tendulkar is a frequent visitor to Mussoorie, Dhoni's ancestral house is in Almora district of Uttarakhand. Dhoni's parents belong to district Almora and migrated to Ranchi. His wife Sakshi belongs to Dehradun and they tied the nupital knot here in 2010. Nishank also congratulated the Indian Cricket team for winning the World Cup defeating Sri Lanka in Mumbai by calling him on telephone.
The CM said the entire Indian cricket team would be invited for the platinum jubilee celebrations of the famous Jim Corbett Park. The Uttarakhand government has appointed Dhoni as the wildlife warden of Corbett park as well as brand ambassador for wildlife conservation.