The decision to appoint Hima as DSP was taken in an Assam cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Dispur on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old grabbed headlines earlier this year when he became only the second Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
Anu Raghavan's fourth-place finish in the women's 400m hurdles event has been upgraded to bronze medal after the AIU annulled the results of Kemi Adekoya, who originally won the race.
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was all praise for Hima's announcement as he lauded the sprinter's efforts to make a difference.
Hima Das could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women's 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.
The Assam sprinter said that "people went crazy after eating the dal," the aroma of which had filled her room.
The 19-year-old sprinter won her fifth gold medal within three weeks in Europe.
The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games.