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Athlete Hima Das secures first division in Assam AHSEC examination

Assam AHSEC results 2019: When asked about Hima's result, her father Ranjit Das said, “We are very happy — despite training she passed with a first division.”

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Athlete Hima Das secured first division in Assam Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) examination. Designed by Rajan Sharma

Assam AHSEC results 2019: Athlete Hima Das secured first division in Assam Higher Secondary examination, the result of which was declared on Saturday, May 25. When asked about Hima’s result, her father Ranjit Das said, “We are very happy — despite training she passed with a first division.”

Hima secured 63 marks in English, Assamese-84, Advanced Assamese- 60, Political Science- 75, Education- 67 and 46 in Geography.

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A month before her exams, Hima was training in Turkey. “She started preparing for her exams then itself. Her teacher from Dhing College had couriered her all the books,” says Ranjit.

At the end of January, a fortnight before the Assam Higher Secondary exams commenced, she came back home. The step wasn’t considered ideal by many, her coachers included. “Even we had suggested that she sit for the exams after the Olympics 2020, but Hima was adamant that she do it now itself. She had told me: ‘If I don’t do it now, it will just keep getting delayed. And education is important’,” says her Guwahati coach, Nabajit Malakar, “There was no arguing with that.”

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While she was in Assam, well-wishers and media would frequently visit the family’s house in Khandulimari village in Dhing. “Hima would come to Dhing to sit for the exam then head back to Guwahati to study during the gaps between two subjects,” says Ranjit, adding that his daughter was certain that it was the local Dhing Public School (about 1.5 km from their home) where she wanted to  appear in the exam from.

After her exams finished, Hima hit the tracks after a six-week break for the Federation Cup in Patiala, where she won the gold in the 400m race by clocking 52.88 seconds — however, this was below her national record, 50.79 seconds.

Currently training in Turkey, Hima is aiming to compete next at the World Championships in Doha, tentatively slated for September-October.

A total of 75.14 per cent students cleared the Arts stream examination successfully. Out of 17,797 students who appeared for the Commerce examination, 87.59 per cent have passed it. The pass percentage for 36,469 students who appeared for the Science examination is 86.59 per cent.

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Ashim Sarkar has obtained first position in Commerce stream with 474 marks. Syan Mazumdar and Bitupan Arandhara jointly topped from Science stream with 478 marks. Khushboo Firdous has secured the first position in Arts stream with 478 marks.

With inputs from Tora Agarwala, Northeast Correspondent