Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) India's one day cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has taken on a different role here, recording a message as part of an AIDS awareness campaign.
Dhoni, popularly known as Mahi, spoke of the need to combat AIDS and to promote anti-polio programmes. In a short film, he also exhorted children to study and desist from leaving school.
Praising Dhoni's work, Jharkhand Health Minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi told reporters Saturday: "Dhoni is getting his voice recorded free of cost when the ad people pay him millions of rupees".
Dhoni, who hails from Ranchi, is Jharkhand's brand ambassador.
"Daily I play cricket for the country, today I will speak about AIDS" is one the slogans that was recorded here Friday. The recording is likely to go on till Sunday.
"Education is must for