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Sprint queen Hima Das returns home to hero′s welcome

Guwahati, September 7: India’s star sprinter Hima Das finally reached Guwahati on Friday.

To welcome the “amar ghoror suwali”, an unique welcome was lined up for her. With track markings, a carpet was laid out for her at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport, Guwahati.

She landed at the LGBI Airport at 1 pm by a SpiceJet aircraft. The Assam Government will felicitate Hima in a grand function which will be held at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra here on Friday. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was himself present at the LGBI Airport to receive Hima.
The premises of the LGBI Airport was choc-a-block as the locals, fans, members of students’ bodies thronged to the airport to welcome her. Rhythmic beats of Bihu dance welcomed Hima to Guwahati.
Straight from the airport, Hima will visit the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Samadhi Kshetra in Jalukbari to pay homage to the musical icon. From Jalukbari, she will go to the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Sarusajai to offer her salute from where she started her journey. The state felicitation programme is scheduled to start at 5 pm.

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