This is not an IAS officer or her father in the picture

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The girl in the picture is neither an IAS officer nor its her father the sitting in the rickshaw

A picture is making rounds on social media in which a girl is seen pulling a rickshaw with its owner sitting in it.

The texts along with the picture claim that the girl in the picture is an IAS topper and the man in a rickshaw as her father.

Chairman of Minority Department Tamil Nadu Congress Committee also tweeted the picture hailing the girl.

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Several Facebook pages also shared the picture with the same claims.

FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile Fact Check the viral picture through google reverse image search, it was reveled that the claims attached with the picture are completely false.

In fact the picture is the part of Wildcraft’s marketing campaign.

As we come across the girl’s Instagram profile, we found out that the girl in the picture is Shramona Poddar who is an Instagrammer posted photo from her travel.

She is not an IAS and the man sitting in the rickshaw is her father.

As she shares the story behind the picture:

Repost from @wildcraftin

So here goes the story behind this.

Since childhood, whenever I used to visit the north and central part of Calcutta essentially, I would feel sympathetic every time I would spot a hand-pulled rickshaw, thereby choosing not to use them. Until recently when my sympathy coincided with the realization that we’re helping to earn their bread and butter only when we’re taking a ride.

So last time I was in Calcutta, the #wildcraftwildling in me decided to pull a handful rickshaw instead, to see how difficult and strenuous it really is. I asked the rickshaw uncle to have a seat while I pulled him around on the streets of Shobhabazar, tickling the bell at intervals while the whole street stood and watched in awe.

I realized though there’s a lot of mechanisms involved, it wasn’t a piece of cake at all. All my years of inquisitiveness transpired to salutation for the extreme precision and relentless efforts that go in during each trip made. Yet each day they wake up with the same enthusiasm to battle the odds. This spirit is what inspires me to be #ReadyforAnything.

#GoStreet #kolkata #calcutta #calcuttacacaphony #travel #handpullrickshaw #wildcraft #adventure #kolkatatourism #MishtiAndMeatftWildcraft

 

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Repost from @wildcraftin So here goes the story behind this. Since childhood, whenever I used to visit the north and central part of Calcutta essentially, I would feel sympathetic everytime I would spot a hand pulled rickshaw, thereby choosing not to use them. Until recently when my sympathy coincided with the realization that we’re helping to earn their bread and butter only when we’re taking a ride. So last time I was in Calcutta, the #wildcraftwildling in me decided to pull a handpull rickshaw instead, to see how difficult and strenuous it really is. I asked the rickshaw uncle to have a seat while I pulled him around on the streets of Shobhabazar, tickling the bell at intervals while the whole street stood and watched in awe. I realized though there’s a lot of mechanism involved, it wasn’t a piece of cake at all. All my years of inquistiveness transpired to salutation for the extreme precision and relentless efforts that go in during each trip made. Yet each day they wake up with the same enthusiasm to battle the odds. This spirit is what inspires me to be #ReadyforAnything. #GoStreet #kolkata #calcutta #calcuttacacaphony #travel #handpullrickshaw #wildcraft #adventure #kolkatatourism #MishtiAndMeatftWildcraft Photo by @bhaskar_0007

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