Ace sprinter Hima Das has been inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police. Assam Police's official Twitter handle posted a video of the ceremony in which Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, DGP, Assam Police, felicitated the star sprinter. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was also present at the ceremony.
Addressing the gathering after her induction as DSP, Hima said that she had dreamt of becoming a police officer when she was young and it was like a childhood dream come true. Further, Sonowal said Hima’s appointment as DSP will motivate the youth to pursue excellence in sports.
Hima Das, in her first competitive race in more than a year, bagged gold at the Indian Grand Prix II in the women's 200m event on Thursday. She clocked 23.31 seconds to finish first.
Hima, who is yet to qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, had run her last competitive race in August 2019. She had suffered a lower back injury at the 2018 Asian Games and that forced her to miss the World Championships in Doha in September 2019.