Higher Secondary Finals: It’s Exam Time for ‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das

Hima Das appearing her HS examination
Hima Das appearing her HS examination

Dhing, February 12, 2019

Arjuna Awardee and famed athlete Hima Das appeared for her Higher Secondary (HS) final examination on February 12th, 2019. The ‘Dhing Express’ is a Class 12 student of Dhing College in the Arts stream.

The ‘Golden Girl’ who recently returned from Turkey was spotted in Dhing College on Tuesday morning. Dressed in her college uniform, Das reached her examination centre at 8 AM in an Innova car with her father and uncle.

Like lakhs of students across the state, Das also appeared for her English paper on the first day of the HS finals, 2019 with a pounding heart.

The Dhing Express also expressed her happiness on getting to meet her classmates and teachers after a long time.

“I try very hard to continue my studies parallelly with my sports. I need to address different people and media at the international platforms from time to time… How will I be able to speak fluent English if I ignore my studies???”, said Hima while talking to Time8.

Hima recently found her name among the top 30 achievers that featured on Forbes India’s sixth annual ‘Forbes India 30 Under 30’ list for extraordinary and disruptive achievements in business.

Hima also bagged the Vogue Sports Women of the Year 2018 at a function in October 2018. She created history after winning the gold medal in the women’s 400-metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland in July 2018 and in the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia where she won one gold medal two silver medals.

A local wishes Hima for her HS exam. Photo: TIME8
A local wishes Hima for her HS exam. Photo: TIME8

According to her family members, she reached Kandhulimari village, near the town of Dhing on February 10th, 2019 and read “daily for two-three hours” for her examination. On February 12th, 2019, dressed in a white salwar-kameez and a blue scarf, she left for her home in a car. The locals visited her house in the morning to extend their wishes for the examination.

Hima leaves home to appear for the exam. Photo: TIME8
Hima leaves home to appear for the exam. Photo: TIME8

Exam time

The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will be conducting the HS Examination from February 12th, 2019 to March 14th, 2019. For the first time ever, in order to prevent hi-tech cheating, statutory examination-conducting bodies have been allowed to use mobile-phone jammers.

The examination will be conducted across 772 centres of the state. As many as 2,42,843 students will appear for the HS examination of which 1,86,187 students will appear from the Arts stream, 37,455 from the Science stream and 18,291 from the Commerce stream and 910 students from the vocational courses.

Inputs: Hemen Raja