Shining with Gold, Hima Das has become the new poster girl of Indian athletics. The 18-year-old from Assam, a daughter of a farmer, made India proud by winning the Gold medal by coming first in 400m race in IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland.
She has been on the cloud nine ever since her victory, and now she has all the more reasons to celebrate. The Chief Minister of Assam has announced that Hima will be the new sports ambassador of Assam. This comes after a Rs 50 lakh reward that was announced by the government for Hima.
Sonowal also felicitated Hima Das' parents with the traditional 'gamosa' (Assamese scarf of honour), 'sarai' (brass metal offering tray with a stand) and a citation.
It is also a privilege to meet @HimaDas8's family members and friends, part of the 'Mon Jai' group. I believe their constant support had played a big role in Hima's meteoric rise.July 17, 2018
Earlier, the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr G Parameshwara had taken to Twitter to congratulate Hima for her victory and had announced a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
If reports are to be believed, then the Indians residing in Finland too congratulated Hima Das by giving her a reward of Rs 1 lakh.
Truly, Hima Das has created history by winning Gold for the country and she deserves all the glory.