India is a land of spirituality, cultures, strength, unity in diversity and talent personified. Talent has no class, no color or no creed. Talent does not require platform, because Hima Das has proved us again that talent has no discrimination but it has power that can transform water in a bucket to large ocean.
Hima Das was born in Kandhulimari village in Kandulimari, Dhing, Nagaon, Assam. Her father is Ronjit Das, a rice farmer and mother is Jonali Das. She has four siblings. Right from childhood she was always involved in sports activities with boys. She always wanted to be a soccer player. Shamsul Haque a physical education teacher recommended her to take participate in athletics. He also let her meet Gowri Shankar Roy of the Nagaon Sports Association. Her distinctive performance at district level, caught Napon Das’s attention during an inter-district competition. He is an athletics coach from the Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare. He asked her to shift to Guwahati for best training.
After permission from parents, she then joined Saarusajai Sports Complex where she got training in athletics along with boxing and soccer. She also competed in 2018 common wealth games in 400 meters where she stood sixth. In the same event she along with team of four participated relay race of 4 * 400 meter, in which they were seventh. It was World U-20 Championships 2018 at Tampere, Finland, in Women’s 400m in which she became the first Indian track athlete to hold a global title on winning the Gold medal. After the victory she was crying silently while our Anthem was playing. She has done the amazing stuff at 18 years of age.
It was the last week when she was trending high on twitter and many celebs were congratulating her. She is now a global icon.
Goosebumps. Hima Das in silent tears during the medal distribution and national anthem ceremony after winning first-ever gold for India at a track event in a world championship. She is just 18 years old and daughter of a rice farmer from Assam. Such an inspiration for all! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/eflN6ymFAb
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) July 13, 2018
Normally it’s the citizens who are proud of their national anthem. In this instance I think national anthem must have felt proud to be part of #HimaDas moment!!! And all this while some are still debating whether to stand for it or not. pic.twitter.com/S6UcZ4KBkZ
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 14, 2018
Incredible feat by #HimaDas. One of the brightest moment in the history of Indian sports. Super proud & super happy for you, @HimaDas8… Congratulations! 👏👏#HimaDasGoldenGirl #MakingIndiaProud🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/qUwhgUv0oV
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) July 14, 2018
The Social media was so much engaged when our PM Modi said Commentators at the stadium were also mesmerised that the daughter of India has left everyone behind. When she went up the podium, the National Anthem was played & she cried there, she was dedicated to Bharat Ma. That scene inspires the people of India.
Hima Das has made her legacy that will inspire many generations! Jai Hind.