NEW DELHI: Union Youth Affairs and Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday stated that sprinter Hima Das will proceed working for the nation even after the Assam government decided to appoint her as a Deputy Superintendent of Police within the state.
The 21-year-old is at present making ready for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics qualification at Netaji Subhas Nationwide Institute of Sports activities, Patiala.
Rijiju additional added that sportspersons are employed in numerous sectors and but they proceed to play.
“Many individuals are asking, what about Hima’s sports activities profession? She is coaching for Olympic qualification at NIS Patiala and can maintain working for India. Our elite Athletes are employed in varied jobs but proceed to play. Even after retirement, they are going to be engaged in selling sports activities,” Rijiju tweeted.
Earlier, Rijiju hailed the Assam cupboard’s resolution to nominate Hima as DSP.
“Properly achieved! Assam Cupboard, headed by CM @sarbanandsonwal has determined to supply the publish of DSP in Assam Police to sprinter queen @HimaDas8!” Rijiju had tweeted.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonwal in a gathering Council of Ministers (CoM) at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati on Wednesday determined to nominate ace sprinter Das as a DSP within the state.
The cupboard additionally amended the built-in sports activities coverage of the state for the appointment of sportspersons as Class-I and Class-II officers in numerous departments of the state authorities.
“The CoM accepted modification to the Built-in Sports activities Coverage for the State offering for appointment to medal winners of Olympics, Asian Video games, CWG (Class 1) and medal winners of World Championships senior (Class 2) officers. Hima Das might be appointed as Deputy Superintendent,” Sonowal tweeted.
Hima turned the primary Indian lady and in addition the first-ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal in any format of a worldwide observe occasion on the IAAF World U20 Championships when she clocked a velocity of 51.46 seconds.
Hima had clinched 5 gold medals in 2019. She gained the fifth medal on the Nove Mesto Athletics Meet on July 20, 2019. She had clocked a timing of 52.09 seconds to finish the 400m race, registering her season-best timing. Hima additionally gained gold in 200m in Tabor Athletic Meet.
Hima, often called ‘Dhing Specific’, gained three gold medals at completely different occasions – Klado Athletic Meet, Kunto Athletics Meet, and Poznan Athletics Grand Prix.