Daily Excelsior – Shiban Khaibri
Proud of daughters, this country has always shown that simplicity, contentment, hard work, resolute determination, lion hearted spirit to fight back and showing enviable results have been some of the chief characteristics of its ancient civilization which continues to flourish even at times under trying circumstances.
- Having been from humble beginnings and very much part of muddy and marshy paddy fields of Dhing village , water plough-ing oxen, paddy field terraces , sowing, harvesting, winnowing , braving rains, hard work ,living village rustic life and helping her family in rice growing , Hima, the exuberant girl was fond of playing football with village children and would ensure that the team she was in, necessarily won and was always claiming the prized money of an amount ranging between Rs.
- President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav and others congratulated Hima Das, the feisty girl for her sensational victory in world U 20 Championship.
- The Assam Chief Minister has announced a reward of Rs.50 lac for Hima for her historic feat and doing proud to the country.
- Hima’s case is unique in that without the support of politicians and any political party, but just a coach or two , those who saw a bright spark of talent in her, could succeed in bringing Hima out from an Indian village to show her talent in a distant country and emerge at the top.
- The young talent especially the women shall get lot of inspiration from the wonder girl Hima and many could aspire to do what the village girl from Assam did recently for the country.