Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday congratulated athlete Hima Das for making the people of the country proud by winning the 400 meter sprint silver medal at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta.
The chief minister said that the Assamese youngster’s rare feat has delighted the countrymen and made them proud, a statement issued from CMO said.
Saying that Hima has elated the people of the country and the state with her achievements for the second time as she recently won the gold at the 400 metre final at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, chief minister Sonowal stated that Hima’s success is more remarkable as she broke the national record for fastest timing on her way to win the silver medal in 50.79 seconds.
This is the result of the athlete’s great tenacity and her rigorous practice, he said.
The chief minister also hoped that Hima will be able to sustain her stupendous success in future as well and give the people of the country a reason to feel proud by consistently bettering her performances.
Hima’s remarkable feats at the world stage would inspire the youngsters of the state to excel in the sporting arena and give a fillip to the sports scenario of the state as a whole, Sonowal said.