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Govt gives nod to ‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das as Assam Police DSP

GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet, headed by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, has given its nod to appointment of Junior World Championship and Asian Games medal-winning sprinter Hima Das as a deputy superintendent of police in Assam Police.

The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by CM Sonowal on Wednesday night.
While it was decided to appoint Hima Das as a DSP rank officer in the Assam police, the medal winners in Olympics, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games were appointed as Class- I state government officers.

Thanking CM Sonowal Hima Das wrote on Twitter, “I thank our Hon’ble Chief Minister @sarbanandsonwal sir @himantabiswa sir for my appointment as Deputy SP with @assampolice The decision is a huge motivation for me. I look forward to be of service to my state and my nation. Jai Hind!”

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Lauding the move, Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports Kiren Rijiju wrote on Twitter, “Well done! Assam Cabinet, headed by CM @sarbanandsonwal Ji has decided to offer the post of DSP in Assam Police to sprinter queen @HimaDas8 .”

Hima Das who is commonly known as ‘Dhing Express’ is a 20-year-old Indian sprinter from Assam born in January 9, 2000.

She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 seconds that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the track event at IAAF World U20 Championships.

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