The United Nations Children’s Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country’s first ever youth ambassador.
— UNICEF India (@UNICEFIndia) November 14, 2018
The name of the woman athlete from Assam was announced by the world organisation in a tweet on Wednesday eveing coinciding with the Children’s Day celebrated on November 14 commemorating the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday.
“I’m honoured to be chosen as Unicef India’s Youth Ambassador, and I hope I will be able to inspire more children to follow their dreams,” Das mentioned.
November 20th is #WorldChildrensDay – a chance to celebrate children all over the 🌏!
Join @UNICEF in helping kids chase their dreams, whatever they are.
RT, and pass it on! #ForEveryChild@AllBlacks @BlackFerns @AllBlacks7s @UNICEFPacific @unicefaustralia @unicefireland pic.twitter.com/AgS6RYsvqs
— UNICEF New Zealand (@UNICEFNZ) November 8, 2018
Hailing from Nagaon district, Das clinched a gold medal in Women’s 4×400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games. She also won a silver in the Women’s 400m Race event.