Assam’s golden girl Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award for 2018.
The 18-year-old won one gold and two silver medals at the recently held Asian Games also known as Jakarta-Pelambang 2018.
Junior World Champion and Asian Games medalist Hima trained in the lush green rice fields of Dhing and then touched dizzying heights of success at Tampere in Finland when she became the only Indian athlete to have won gold at an international event – at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.
Hima always dreamt big – she would often tell her father Ranjit Das when she was a child that one day she would fly in an airplane and visit foreign lands. Today, she is running in tracks across the world.