Dancing video of a woman falsely shared as IAS officer continues her culture in Rajasthan.
The lady who is dancing is no ordinary woman, She is *Rukmani Riyad, the Collecter of Ganganagar, Rajasthan* Despite being an IAS Officer she continues her link with her culture and tradition.
A 2:20-minute video of a woman dancing with a pot balanced on a glass placed on her head is widely shared to claim that she is Rukmani Riyad, the Collector of Ganganagar, Rajasthan. The viral post also mentions that despite being an IAS Officer she continues her link with her culture and tradition. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.
The lady who is dancing is no ordinary woman, She is the Collecter of Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Despite being an IAS Officer she continues her link with her culture and tradition. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 That's MY INDIA 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/6AHwbvdQ1y
— Mumbeye (@AmitavaSumat) April 18, 2023
What is the truth?
When reverse searching the keyframes of the viral video it is found that the woman in the viral video is not Rukmani Riar, Collector of Ganganagar, Rajasthan. The viral video is found posted on a Facebook page on 13, June 2019 with the caption roughly translated as “Jatni from Shekhawati region of Rajasthan danced beautifully while balancing a glass and pot on her head.”
The viral video is also found uploaded on 19, December 2020 on the ‘Rajasthan Online Media’ Youtube channel mentioning in Hindi that it is not Ganganagar collector who is dancing in the video.
Rukmani Riar cracked the UPSC exams in 2011 and also secured All India Rank 2 in her first attempt. She took charge of the Sriganganagar Collector office in 2022.
DNA India article dated 24, February 2022 titled “Meet IAS officer Rukmani Riar, who failed class 6 but secured AIR 2 in UPSC exam in first attempt” is found carrying multiple photographs of Rukmani Riar. When comparing those images with the woman dancing in the viral video, we found that both are different persons.
It is found that the woman dancing in the viral video is not Rukmani Riar, the Collector of Ganganagar. It is to be noted that the viral video is in circulation even before she became an IAS officer in 2022.