Indian sprinter Hima Das is UNICEF India's first youth ambassador

Updated: Nov 16, 2018, 11:51 IST | IANS

The name of the champion athlete from Assam was announced by UNICEF in a tweet on Wednesday coinciding with Children's Day celebrated on November 14 and commemorating the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday.

Hima Das
Hima Das

The United Nations Children's Fund-India (UNICEF India) has appointed Asian Games gold medallist sprinter Hima Das as the country's first youth ambassador.

The name of the champion athlete from Assam was announced by UNICEF in a tweet on Wednesday coinciding with Children's Day celebrated on November 14 and 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 said. Hailing from Nagaon district, Das clinched a gold medal in the women's 4x400 m relay event at the 2018 Asian Games. She also bagged n a silver medal in the 400m event.

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