India’s ‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das appointed as DSP in Assam PoliceGUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday ceremonially handed over appointment letters to ace athlete Hima Das who has been appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam Police. Sonowal also handed over the appointment letters to another 597 sub-inspectors who were recruited recently.
The appointment came hours after the star Indian sprinter Hima Das, also known as the ‘Dhing Express’, ran her first competitive race in more than a year and won a gold in the women’s 200m in the Indian Grand Prix II at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports campus on Thursday.
Earlier, the state cabinet had decided that Das will be appointed as a DSP rank officer in the Assam police and medal winners in Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will be appointed as Class- I officers.
The cabinet had too decided to amend the integrated sports policy of the state by appointing sportspersons as Class-I and Class-II officers in different departments of the state like police, excise, transport etc.
“It’s a great privilege for me to serve my nation not only through my sports but also with the responsibility bestowed upon me. I will try to do justice to it. I wish that all the people and parents must encourage their children for sports because it is an essential element for peace and prosperity,” Das said after receiving her appointment.