Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always been a celebrity at the forefront. From his unique game strategy to his hobbies, MS Dhoni has always amazed us. After a successful cricket career of nearly 16 years, he retired from International Cricket.
Since then, we see MS Dhoni engage in organic farming. He owns a farm named “Eeja” located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It was spread over 43 acres, with strawberries, peppers, dragon fruit, watermelons, muskmelons, peas and other vegetables grown there.
On the occasion of Holi, the agricultural farm of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, “Eeja”, was opened to the public for three days.
“On the occasion of Holi, we have chosen to open the farm for three days so that people can observe and understand how agriculture is practiced and agricultural knowledge can be imparted,” said Raushan Kumar, agricultural adviser by MS Dhoni.
“We have created an integrated agricultural system in this farm, which includes all the components related to agriculture; dairy, poultry, fishing, agriculture and soon beekeeping and mushrooms will be added to the list” , he added.
People can pick and take fresh vegetables directly from the farms during these three days, according to the agricultural adviser.
“Visitors are free to pick their own fresh vegetables from the farm. We are offering an extra box of strawberries with the purchase of one as an incentive for individuals,” the farm adviser said.
The visitors, on the other hand, seemed to enjoy their visit to the farm, learning about agriculture and tasting fresh vegetables from Dhoni’s farm.
“I really enjoyed my visit to ‘Eeja’ farm because it is so big and has a variety of vegetables and fruits. I learned a lot about farming and agriculture. I tasted peas, peppers, strawberries here and it was really fresh and good,” a visitor said.
First published: March 19, 2022, 03:59 IST