The state of Jharkhand has given India, one of the most consistent performers of all time. Recalling some of their feats, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday (September 30) said former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made Ranchi famous in the world of cricket.
While speaking at the 33rd convocation ceremony of Ranchi University, the President said, “MS Dhoni met me at Raj Bhavan yesterday (Sunday) as a courtesy call. I felt good. I told him he maintains a low profile but people are fond of him as he is talented.”
The President also praised the achievements of archer Deepika Kumari and 1928 Olympics gold-winning hockey captain Jaipal Singh Munda.
Other than sportspersons, the President also recalled famous personalities such as Albert Ekka, who was posthumously conferred with the Param Veer Chakra for his bravery during the 1971 War.
He spoke about the distinguished alumni of Ranchi University including Chief Minister Raghubar Das and retired Supreme Court judge, Justice MY Iqbal.
First Lady Savita Kovind, Governor Droupadi Murmu, Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Education Minister Neera Yadav, Ranchi University Chancellor RK Pandey and Pro Vice-Chancellor Kamini Kumar also shared the dais with President Kovind.
(With inputs from agencies)