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Asian Games gold medalist Hima Das appointed as DSP in Assam Police

Saturday, February 27, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Sprinter Hima Das was officially inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police on Friday in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a ceremony held in Guwahati, which was also attended by top functionaries of the state government.

A video of the ceremony was posted by the official page of Assam Police where Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, DGP, Assam Police, felicitated Hima Das. "Welcome Aboard! Heartiest Congratulations to @HimaDas8 and all 597 newly selected Sub Inspectors of Assam Police. Together, we'll write a new saga of people friendly policing in the State, to serve the citizens of Assam," the caption of the post read. Following her induction as the DSP, the sprinter addressed the gathering and said that she had dreamed of becoming a police officer since her childhood days.

"People here know and I am not going to say anything different. Since my early school days, I harboured a wish to become a police officer one day and my mother also wished that. She would buy a gun (toy) during Durga Puja and tell me to work in Assam police, serve the people and become a good person. I got everything due to sports, I will try to work for betterment of sports in the state and try to make Assam one of the best performing states in the country, like Haryana. I will diligently work for Assam police but I must say sport will never take a back seat," the junior world champion stated.

Congratulating Hima Das, Chief Minister Sonowal stated that Hima's appointment as DSP will motivate the youth to pursue excellence in sports. "A proud day for Assam. Glad to ceremonially appoint ace athlete @HimaDas8 as Dy SP in @assampolice. An honour for her achievements under the Sports Policy, the appointment will further motivate youths to pursue excellence in sports," his tweet read.

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