Cassian Baliarsingh

There is a common belief that IAS officers are usually bookworms. But Subarnapur District Collector Aboli Naravane has proved that she is not only a brilliant mind but also an exceptional talent who can outshine the areas she touches.

The Civil Servant is winning hearts like a boss, all thanks to her dance moves on the occasion of Subarnapur Lok Mahotsav. The self-confessed dance and fitness enthusiast shared glimpses of her performance that have now taken social media by storm.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote, "Glimpses of my performance on the song O Ri Chiraiya on the occasion of Subarnapur City Festival and Lok Mahotsav. The theme was Prevention of Child Marriage and sending girls back to school. Dance style Semi Classical (Kathak)."

Since being shared online, the video has amassed a whopping 14.4K views and counting. Social media users cannot help but praised the Collector for her amazing dance moves.

“Wow, this is just beautiful… I used to perform Odissi and Sambalpuri and this is so inspirational. Every art form can make a positive impact on the society. May Maa Samlei bless you with so much love and happiness,” commented a user.

Another user wrote, “Watched ur performance through sm. It was amazing. U r d true inspiration for many youngsters. I  hv never heard any Collector performing on a city festival. U r doing everything to connect people from grassroots.”

“Never heard any bureaucrat staging for a cause through such performance. Kudos!” commented a third user.

Aboli Naravane, the 2015 bath IAS officer of Odisha cadre, is known for her never-say-never attitude. Hailing for Pune in Maharashtra, the former ADM of Rourkela is currently posted as the Collector of Sonepur.

For the uninitiated, Aboli had briefly joined as an IRS officer. However, the iron-willed woman finally became an IAS officer on her third attempt. She is a self-confessed die-hard fan of the 'God of Cricket', Sachin Tendulkar.