Watch: Asian Games Gold Medallist Hima Das Thanks PM Modi, Says He Is Solving Issues Plaguing The NortheastAsian Games gold medallist (Stephen Pond/Getty Images for IAAF)

Athlete Hima Das, who won one gold and two silver medals at the recently concluded Asian Games, has gone on record praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping solve issues plaguing the Northeast.

Das won a gold medal in the women’s 4x400 metres relay, and bagged silver medals in 400 metres and mixed 4x400 metres relay respectively. She also won the gold medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships.

Das, who hails from Assam says that she felt encouraged when the PM and President took to Twitter to congratulate her. She felt supported on social media, and said it helped her get over nervousness since she felt inexperienced.

She said that the Prime Minister has done much towards improving the face of sports in India, with schemes like ‘Khelo India’, and went on to praise his North-East policy.

She also said that tea is something that PM likes, and she comes from a place (Assam) where tea is extensively grown.

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