Dhoni leaves for Delhi, to visit Siachen on Wednesday
Indian Cricket captain MS Dhoni left for Delhi on Monday after meeting new General Officer Commanding (GOC) designate of Srinagar based Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General Om Prakash.india Updated: Jun 04, 2012 22:08 IST
Indian Cricket captain MS Dhoni left for Delhi on Monday after meeting new General Officer Commanding (GOC) designate of Srinagar based Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General Om Prakash.
The captain who is goodwill ambassador of the Indian Army, spent his day in Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar interacting with patients, officers and troops besides meeting the new General Officer Commanding (GOC).
“Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) MS Dhoni met the GOC designate of Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General Om Prakash, who is scheduled to take over the reins on June 09, 2012,” JS Brar, Srinagar based Defence Spokesperson said.
The spokesman said that Dhoni also interacted with officers and troops of the Chinar Corps in Badami Bagh cantonment in addition to school children from downtown Srinagar.
“Thereafter, he met patients at the 92 Base Hospital and besides thanking them for their sacrifices in the duty of the nation, also presented them gifts,” the officer said. Being a Territorial Army Officer, Dhoni visited two TA battalions based in Srinagar.
Speaking to the troops, he exhorted them to keep performing their tasks zealously, and also posed for a group photograph with the troops, the spokesman added.
Dhoni left for Delhi later in the day. His Leh and Siachen visit will start on Tuesday.
First Published: Jun 04, 2012 22:06 IST