Thanks to the efforts of Forest Officials, Fire Service Personnel, ODRAF Team as well as the BJD Youth and Women Volunteers aided by the ‘Rain God’, the Similipal fire seems to be under control now. However, the ruling party has managed to create a Twitter storm today after a long gap.
Critics may be upset, but the BJD under the directive of its Organisational Secretary Pranab Prakash Das and with the support from youth leader Subrat Chhatoi, has outwitted them fair and square.
If they continuously tried to put the Govt and party on back foot with their hashtag campaigns, BJD had an answer with #BJDWithSimilipal which was trending at No. 2 and No. 3 for two hours today. The Twitter campaign may be an online strategy, but the party posted real photos and videos that proved their presence at the ground unlike many others who never visited Similipal or don’t wish to do so in future.
The battle between these two groups of Twitter Warriors continues. There is nothing wrong. But, whoever wins, Similipal should heave a sigh of relief!
ଶିମିଳିପାଳରେ ବନାଗ୍ନି ନିୟନ୍ତ୍ରଣ ପାଇଁ ରାଜ୍ୟସଭା ସାଂସଦ ମମତା ମହାନ୍ତଙ୍କ ସହ ଦଳୀୟ କର୍ମକର୍ତ୍ତାଙ୍କ ଉଦ୍ୟମ ବେଶ ପ୍ରଶଂସନୀୟ। ଶିମିଳିପାଳ ଦେଶର ବୃହତ୍ତମ ଜୈବମଣ୍ଡଳ। ଏହାର ସୁରକ୍ଷା ପାଇଁ ଆସନ୍ତୁ ସମସ୍ତେ ଏକ ହୋଇ କାମ କରିବା। ଆମ ପରିବେଶ ଓ ପ୍ରାକୃତିକ ସମ୍ପଦକୁ ସୁରକ୍ଷିତ ରଖିବା। #BJDWithSimilipal pic.twitter.com/4SddUgwmVi
— Pranab Prakash Das (@pranabpdas) March 10, 2021
Odisha Govt alongwith its Task Force is working tirelessly 24×7 to control and eliminate the fire in Simlipal. The BJD volunteers on ground and working in tandem to douse the fire. Thousands of Forest Officials, ODRAF Personnel, Fire Services are at work. #BJDWithSimilipal
— Dr. Sasmit Patra I ଡ଼ଃ ସସ୍ମିତ ପାତ୍ର (@sasmitpatra) March 10, 2021
I appreciate the efforts of all BJD Volunteers who have been working relentlessly to save Similipal – a symbol of pride for Odisha.
— Sujeet Kumar (@SujeetKOfficial) March 10, 2021
HCM Shri Naveen Patnaik has directed all @bjd_odisha workers to volunteer for rescue operations at Similipal Forest. The forest fire in Similipal is very unfortunate incident and Govt. Of Odisha is taking necessary measures to tackle the fire.#BJDwithSIMILIPAL pic.twitter.com/z4UzaYrt8L
— Pratap Jena (@jenapratap66) March 10, 2021
— Tusharkanti Behera (@btushar02) March 10, 2021
#Similipal is the Pride of Odisha. Gratitude to all Forest Officials, Fire Services Personnel and ODRAF Team who are working 24×7 to control the forest fire.
— Subrat Chhatoi (@subratchhatoi) March 10, 2021
Mayurbhanj @BYJD_Odisha and @bcjd_team team went inside the SIMLIPAL range to create awareness among the people to refrain from burning the forest any further and how important it is to preserve the precious SIMLIPAL forest. #BJDWithSimilipal pic.twitter.com/10Dg8Jc4Jh
— Chhabi Mahali (@ChhabiMahali) March 10, 2021
It's our collective responsibility to #SaveSimilipal .
Forest Officials, ODRAF, Fire Services personnel are at work to douse the fire. BJD Youth Workers are there too. We need your support.
— Subrat Chhatoi (@subratchhatoi) March 9, 2021
When it comes to nature, there is no Politics. We need United efforts to #SaveSimilipal . And, our BJD Women, Youth and Students have joined the efforts. Let's encourage the officials and work in tandem with them to douse the fire. #BJDWithSimilipal pic.twitter.com/85nii0E8wO
— Dr. Lopamudra Baxipatra (@LopaBaxipatra) March 10, 2021
Simlipal the Marang Buru of all Adivasi of India,We should protect Simlipal for future generations Smilipal gives us oxygen,helps in controlling global warming,climate Simlipal has many streams like Deokund,SitaKund,Barheipani. Save Simlipal Save Mother Earth.#BJDwithSimilipal pic.twitter.com/8xoDobH7gt
— Elina Dash (@Elinadash_07) March 10, 2021