Hima Das will keep running for country: Rijiju after Assam govt appoints sprinter as DSP

Assam government in a meeting Council of Ministers (CoM) at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati on Wednesday decided to appoint ace sprinter Hima Das as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state. Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that sprinter will continue running for the country even after the Assam government decided to appoint her as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state.

Rijiju took to Twitter and wrote,"Many people are asking, what about Hima's sports career? She is training for Olympic qualification at NIS Patiala and will keep running for India. Our elite Athletes are employed in various jobs yet continue to play. Even after retirement, they will be engaged in promoting sports."Rijiju further added that sportspersons are employed in different sectors and yet they continue to play.

Earlier, the official Twitter handle of Chief Minister of Assam wrote,"The CoM approved amendment to the Integrated Sports Policy for the State providing for appointment to medal winners of Olympics, Asian Games, CWG (Class 1) and medal winners of World Championships senior (Class 2) officers. Hima Das will be appointed as Deputy Superintendent."

Hima das is currently preparing for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics qualification at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

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