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Hima Das donates half-month’s salary for #AssamFloods relief

Sprint star Hima Das who grabbed the headlines by winning three back to back gold medals in span of 11 days has donated half of her month’s salary to the Assam chief minister’s relief fund on July 16.

Hima who is presently in the Czech Republic, participating at the Kladno Athletics Meet transferred the amount on July 16, reported The Bridge.

Hima works at the Indian Oil Corporation in Guwahati as an HR officer.

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In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Hima clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2. After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on July 7 with a time of 23.97 seconds.

Following that she won gold in 200m at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno, Czech Republic on July 13 with an improved time of 23.43 seconds.

Later in the day, Hima tweeted urging people to help the flood affected people in the state.

“I have contributed my bit and requesting others also to please help people of Assam. Flood situation in our state Assam is very critical, 30 out of 33 districts are currently affected. So I would like to request big corporate and individuals to kindly come forward and help our state in this difficult situation,” said Hima in a tweet.

The flood situation continues to worsen in the state with around 45 lakh people have been affected so far.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has also appealed to the people of the state to donate for the relief fund. You too may contribute here.

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