Addressing a mass gathering at Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was all praises for athlete Hima Das.
“Assam’s Hima Das has made her nation proud. After her record win, she asked for the Tiranga but she did not forget the Assamese Gamusa as well. When our national anthem was being played, we could all see the tears in her eyes. This shows Hima’s love for her nation” said Modi.
Modi inaugurated the Bansagar Irrigation Project and laid foundation stones of a 229-crore project for widening the Mirzapur-Allahabad national highway during his Mirzapur visit..
The ULFA (I) has also sent greetings to Hima Das on her victory. A press release by ULFA (I) said “We congratulate Hima Das on her victory in Finland. She has made her as well as Assam’s mark in history. We also send our heartiest congratulations to her parents and trainers. We are hopeful that she will continue to make her state proud in the coming days.”