Bhubaneswar: After a span of more than two weeks, the fury of nature finally seems to have quelled. Similipal Biosphere Reserve which has been facing the wrath of fire for quite some time received a fresh spell of rains today evening.
While the Forest Department and other agencies of the State Government undertook arduous efforts and were largely successful to douse the forest, today’s downpour was reason to cheer.
A video showing a Forest Department personnel rejoicing the drizzle is making rounds on the Internet. Sneha Dhal, a Forester posted in Similipal, engaged in Fire Fighting duty is seen dancing in joy in the rains, in the laps of nature.
“The rain God has finally heeded our prayers. It is raining and the fire will stop now. Our Similipal has been saved,” she is seen screaming in delight.