Sprinter Hima Das, secured first division in the Arts and Humanities stream of the exams conducted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council. She secured a total of 349 marks out of 500 with letter marks (80 or above) in Assamese language. The 19-year-old had appeared for the Class XII exam in February after a year's gap, coming straight from her athletics training in Turkey. She gave her exam at the Dhing College in her hometown Dhing, about 120 km from Guwahati. A total of 2,42,843 candidates had appeared for the Class XII exams this year - 1,86,187 in Arts, 37,455 in Science and 18,291 in Commerce stream.
Source: The Hindu May 25, 2019 06:56 UTC