Indian captain MS Dhoni will be the guest of honour at the 34th National Games to be held here from February 12 to 26.

Dhoni is expected to grace to be present during the inauguration on February 12.

Sudesh Mahato, the Deputy Chief Minister and the Sports Minister of Jharkhand, told PTI that the State government has invited Dhoni to grace the event either during the inauguration or the closing ceremony and it is expected that he will be attending the inaugural ceremony of the games.

“Dhoni is from Ranchi and he is the son of the soil. He has given his consent and most probably he will be an added attraction at the inaugural ceremony of the National Games,” Mahato said.

He said that the State government is planning to invite President Pratibha Patil to inaugurate the games and the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the closing ceremony.

“In all 24 events will be organised in which 7063 players, 862 team officials, 1552 technical support officials and 490 local officials will attend,” Mahato said.

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