Assam sprinter Hima Das, who caught the limelight of the entire nation by reaching the women’s 400 metre sprint finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and eventually finishing 6th with a personal best timing of 51.32 seconds, has now been offered a job in the Railways.
Rajen Gohain, Minister of State, Railways, made the announcement through his twitter handle and facebook account, stating that her performance has made the whole of Assam proud and that the Railway ministry has decided to offer her a job under the sports quota.
“A very proud moment for entire Assam at the excellent performance of #HimaDas in #CWG2018 in Australia. I am proud to state that Railways has offered her a job under Sports Quota yesterday. We are waiting for her to join us on her return,” Gohain tweeted.
A very proud moment for entire Assam at the excellent performance of #HimaDas in #CWG2018 in Australia. I am proud to state that Railways has offered her a job under Sports Quota yesterday. We are waiting for her to join us on her return @sarbanandsonwal @Ra_THORe @BJP4Assam pic.twitter.com/RCZ7Chnra1
— Rajen Gohain 🇮🇳 (@rgohainbjp) April 11, 2018
Incidentally, NF Railway has already sent an offer letter addressed to the sprinter, offering her a job for her exceptional shows in past competitions as well as her feat in the ongoing Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.
The 18-year-old sprinter had made the entire nation and more particularly people of Assam proud by storming into the final of the women’s 400 metre individual sprint event where she, despite finishing 6th, clocked a personal best of 51.32 seconds and improving the 51.53 seconds timing she set in the semi-finals on Tuesday.
Hima, who hails from Kandulimari village in Dhing in Assam’s Nagaon district, is already being hailed as the new Indian sprint sensation after her incredibly superb performance in the Gold Coast Games.
You've taken a giant leap forward very early in your career #HimaDas and you have miles to go. I wish you the very best for your future. Your performance at #CWG2018 was stupendous and the learnings from here would greatly help you in your endeavors. Keep shining. pic.twitter.com/SvMY5E65QG
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 11, 2018
Kudos to #HimaDas !!!#TeamIndia 's Hima Das ran in the finals of #GC2018Athletics Women's 400m Final and she put all her might into it! Finishing 6th, Hima clocked 51.32 improving on her #PersonalBest #WellDone Hima! Only more prouder of you 🇮🇳👏👏👍 pic.twitter.com/bxB6xAHPjA
— IOA – Team India (@ioaindia) April 11, 2018