Indian sprinter Hima Das also known as dhing express and Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu urged people to stay at home and adhere to the guidelines given by the government.
“This lockdown is a very good step taken by the government and not allowing anyone to go out except to buy essential services. This is for good sake for us and everybody should follow this move of government and support,” said Chanu.
“If we will not go out and stay home, we will overcome this virus soon. So I request all please be home. See it’s time to stay united and fight with this virus. No one can tackle this virus individually. We are Indian we can do this all together. We just need to stay home and follow what the government is saying,” she added.
The 25-year-old became the first Indian to win a Gold medal at the World Championships when she bagged the top honours at the 2017 edition of the prestigious event in Anaheim, United States.
Mirabai also won a Silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The sensational weightlifter was awarded the country’s top sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, in 2018, for her contributions in the sport.
On the other hand, in the video posted on Twitter, Hima said, “I request everyone to stay inside their house with family and please follow the lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Watch movie, listen to songs, practice art but stay inside your house with family. You can also do yoga to maintain your overall health,” she added.
Hima Das won five gold in 19 days last year, at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2, followed by a second gold in 200m at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. Das won her third gold in 200m at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic with a timing of 23.43 seconds. Her fourth gold came in 200m at the Tabor Athletics Meet on July 17.