Commonwealth Games 2022 | Hima Das presents Assam’s traditional gamcha wrapped with immense gratitude to PM Modi – India Today


Sprinter Hima Das presented Assam’s traditional gamcha to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an interaction with India’s 2022 Commonwealth Games contingent at his residence.

The Prime Minister hosted the Indian athletes to hail their achievements in Birmingham. India finished fourth in the medal tally with a total of 61 medals – 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze.

“Elated to receive blessings from our honourable Prime Minister – Shri @narendramodi Ji, by virtue of Commonwealth Games 2022. Fortunate to have presented him with our traditional gamcha, wrapped with immense gratitude from all of Assam,” Hima tweeted.

Hima Das missed out on a berth in the women’s 200m final as she finished 10th in the semi-final at the 2022 Games earlier this month. The Indian sprinter missed out on the final berth by the barest of margins – 0-01s. She finished third in the second of the three heats in the women’s 100m semi-final.

Hima clocked 23.42s but Australia’s Ella Conolly secured the second spot and the automatic qualified for semi-final Heat 2 with a timing of 23.41s. The top two from each of the three heats and two runners with the next best timings qualified for the finals from the semi-final heats. Hima finished 10th overall in the semi-final.

During his interaction with the athletes on Saturday, the Prime Minister said: “This is just the beginning for our Yuva Shakti…the Golden age of Indian sports has just begun! In the past few weeks, nation recorded two major achievements in field of sports. Besides historic performance in CWG, for the first time country hosted Chess Olympiad.

“Before commencement of Commonwealth Games, I had told you and promised you in a way that when you come back we’ll celebrate ‘Vijayotsav’ together. I was confident that you’ll come back victorious, I had also thought of meeting you even if I would be busy & celebrate Vijayotsav.”

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