Family, Twitterati celebrate Hima’s historic Gold



The whole of India and not just Assam went into celebratory mood after sprinter Hima Das made the nation as well as her home State proud by winning a historic gold in the women’s 400 metres event at the IAAF Under-20 World Championships in Finland.

While her parents, relatives, friends and well-wishers were overjoyed with Hima’s achievements, twitterati went gaga over the exploits of the 18-year-old Assam sprinter as congratulatory messages poured in from Prime Minister Modi, President Kovind, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Indian football captain Sunil Chettri and a host of other prominent politicians, sports persons and other celebrities.

“She has made us proud, Assam and the entire nation very proud. We knew that she will someday conquer the world. And she has done exactly that. She has worked very hard and I hope she continues to prosper and win more medals,” Hima’s father Ranjit Das said.


This is how people reacted to Hima’s historic feat on social media: