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Hima Das’ achievement will inspire girls: CM Banerjee

PTI
Published : Jul 14, 2018, 5:45 am IST
Updated : Jul 14, 2018, 5:45 am IST

who became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at a global event the World Under-20 Championships in Finland.

Mamata Banerjee
 Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hailed sprinter Hima Das, who became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at a global event  the World Under-20 Championships in Finland.

Ms Banerjee said that Das’ achievement would surely inspire other girls to believe in themselves. “Hima Das the nation is so proud of you. My congratulations to you for your Under20 win in Finland. Your historic achievement of winning India’s first ever track athletics world title will inspire girls to believe that nothing is impossible,” Ms Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle on Friday.

Das has clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships held in Tampere, Finland on Thursday.    

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