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WATCH: Forest Officer Dances in Joy as Rain Hits Odisha's Fire-hit Similipal, Wins Hearts Online

Video grab of woman dancing in the rain.
(Credit: Twitter/ @ykmohanta)

Video grab of woman dancing in the rain. (Credit: Twitter/ @ykmohanta)

A video has been doing rounds online showing a forest officer dancing as it rained in the forest in Odisha.

Only in Bollywood movies, we have seen people dancing to the heavy outpour with sheer happiness, but a similar scene was captured in Odisha’s Similipal biosphere. A video has been doing rounds online showing a forest officer dancing as it rained in the forest in Odisha.

Twitter user Dr Yugal Kishore Mohanta shared a video on March 1 of Sneha Dhal, a forest officer, dancing and shouting in joy as she is taking in the heavy downpour with open arms. The 23-seconds clip showing Dhal’s reaction to the arrival of rain is winning hearts on the internet.

The caption reads, “The real empowered Nature Lover Forester Mrs Sneha Dhal who has been involved in dousing the fire in Similipal 24×7 and finally happy with the grace of God –The Rain.”

Dancing in the heavy downpour, she can be spotted with her hands outstretched and a big grin on her face celebrating and welcoming the arrival of rain after weeks of raging wildfires engulfed the forests. It also destroyed large tracts of the Similipal National Park. She can be heard saying, “Give us more rain (Bahut jyada barsha de),” in the clip as she welcomes the outpour with open arms.

Over the course of more than two weeks, the vast tracts of Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district and other wildlife habitats nearby were devastated by a a massive fire. Forest officials and state authorities have been struggling to contain it but the fire was eventually put out after two weeks with the help of rainfall and a hailstorm.

The clip has viewed almost 2 lakh times and gained over 7000 likes and people showered the clip with their prayers and wishes. One of the users wrote how beautiful the video was as it showed her connection with the forest.

Another person applauded Dhal’s efforts and her love for her job.

Another concerned netizen wrote he never realized how much we owe to the forest officials.

People showered their love for the efforts of Dhal and other forest officers.

A massive forest fire ripped through the Simlipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Tuesday. The state government said 95 per cent of the fire points have been extinguished or attended to.

“The sustained proactive actions of the government and rigorous work by field staff has led to total containment of fire in Simlipal. Today Simlipal had only 26 FSI fire points & doused by field staff,” Sandeep Tripathi, the chief of the task force on forest fire Odisha informed on Twitter on March 9.