Hima Das is Unicef-India’s 1st youth ambassador

New Delhi: Indian sprinter and Asian Games Gold medallist Hima Das and UNICEF India Chief (Supply and procurement Section) Laura K Siegrist Fouche during a programme where the former was appointed as UNICEF India's Youth Ambassador, in New Delhi on Nov 14, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

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.

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.

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“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.

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.

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