#MuchWow: India's Star Sprinter Hima Das Donates Half Of Her Monthly Salary To Assam's Flood Relief

Hima on Tuesday donated half of her month's salary for the relief work in flood-ravaged Assam.

India’s star sprinter Hima Das is not only winning accolades but also winning hearts.
Hima on Tuesday donated half of her month’s salary for the relief work in flood-ravaged Assam, which is her home state, reported The Bridge.
The 19-year-old sprinter, who works at the Indian Oil Corporation in Guwahati as an HR officer, had reportedly made the donation to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. She has also tweeted urging everyone to contribute for the same cause.”Flood situation in our state Assam is very critical, 30 out of 33 districts are currently affected. So I would like to request big corporates and individuals to kindly come forward and help our state in this difficult situation,” she posted on Twitter.

Over 10 people have lost their lives and more than 26 lakh have been affected by the flood situation in Assam, The Indian Express reported. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 3,181 villages were underwater and 87,607 hectares of crop areas had been damaged, the report said.

Hima has been on a winning spree recently, grabbing three international gold medal in less than two weeks. She has bagged gold medal for the 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet in Czech Republic on Saturday. Last week, the Assam runner had bagged gold in 200m race in Poland and also at the Kutno Athletics Meet.