Yesterday, 18 year old rice farmer’s daughter Hima Das made history when she won India its first Gold medal in running at IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. She clocked 52.10 seconds to finish 400 mtr track to win the semifinals.
Hima made history by being first Indian athlete to win Gold medal in World championship. While we can’t stop congratulating her, today we came across an adorable video of Hima that is going viral on social media. Hima gets emotional when Indian national anthem is playing just after her winning moment. Moments like these fill our chest with pride. The video literally gave me goosebumps.
Many celebrities including our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketer Gautam Gambhir and entrepreneur Anand Mahindra shared the moment on Twitter.
“If this doesn’t move you, nothing will.”
Wrote Anand Mahindra.
PM Narendra Modi said,
Seeing her passionately searching for the Tricolor immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched me deeply. I was extremely moved. Which Indian won’t have tears of joy seeing this!
Check out the Tweet.
Unforgettable moments from @HimaDas8’s victory.
Seeing her passionately search for the Tricolour immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched me deeply. I was extremely moved.
Which Indian won’t have tears of joy seeing this! pic.twitter.com/8mG9xmEuuM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 14, 2018
Cricketer Gautam Gambhir also Tweeted the video.
Normally it’s the citizens who are proud of their national anthem. In this instance I think national anthem must have felt proud to be part of #HimaDas moment!!! And all this while some are still debating whether to stand for it or not. pic.twitter.com/S6UcZ4KBkZ
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 14, 2018
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Anand Mahindra was also moved by this gesture of Hima.
If this doesn’t move you, nothing will… pic.twitter.com/qBqP9yZaAd
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 13, 2018