New Delhi: In a proud moment for India, Asian Games gold medallist Hima Das has been appointed as the first-ever youth ambassador of UNICEF.
The announcement was made by UNICEF on her Twitter handle.
— UNICEF India (@UNICEFIndia) November 14, 2018
Hima said she was honoured to be chosen for the role. She said the recognition from UNICEF will inspire more children to follow their dreams.
She will be working towards raising awareness about the rights and needs of children.
Hima holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres. She won a gold medal in the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere (Finland). She is the first Indian to win a gold medal at an international track event.