If you’re really doing what you love, you would enjoy anything and everything it entails. And this is just one story where this woman IFS officer, who dared to go for her dreams, is living a life that looks no less than a vacation.
Swetha Boddu, a Maharashtra Cadre officer who is on her IFS training regimen, recently took on Twitter to share a thread detailing about her training experience. The lady seems to be having the time of her life riding horses, swimming, trekking and what not.
Through her story in pictures, Swetha aims to inspire women to join the Indian Forest Service.
INSAS Rifle shooting (~4.5kg) @ IMA, Dehradun— Swetha Boddu, IFS (@swethaboddu) October 19, 2020
Module on working of rifles, LMG, AK47, GLOCK, IED, grenade etc necessary for dealing with LWE in forest areas
Improves concentration & stamina for an officer
(Blurring intentional) 2/8 pic.twitter.com/ZrS04WbsGK
'Adventure fills soul'— Swetha Boddu, IFS (@swethaboddu) October 19, 2020
River #Rafting on the Ganges, organised by @ITBP_official
Devilish rapids – people falling out of boats & rescued later, cliff jumping and lots of adrenaline! Sad we don't have photos in action. (3/8) pic.twitter.com/ba4y7d5nMt
As an IFS officer, one gets to spend time amidst nature, learning how it responds and how it is an integral part of human existence. One as an officer gets to spend time with animals, tribes and promote human-animal existence for the betterment of the overall ecosystem. And that’s sometimes the best you can do for the world out there.
'You'll want to protect something you appreciate'— Swetha Boddu, IFS (@swethaboddu) October 19, 2020
Appreciating Nature in #water#ScubaDiving @ Havelock, Andaman to understand #CoralReefs & Marine diversity in pristine Islands. Its effect can only be experienced! (5/8) pic.twitter.com/LVpeKqI5kE
Appreciating Nature on #land— Swetha Boddu, IFS (@swethaboddu) October 19, 2020
2 day Trek to #ValleyOfFlowers 11k ft & Hemkund Sahib 15,200ft above MSL. Steep slope rain & cold were true test to our #endurance
You either go on your feet or someone's shoulders, no way else. Hence one of the most #pristine places on Earth!
There are countless other treks, field visits, PT exercises, inter service competitions to mould all-round #personality of the Officer Trainee (OT)
For #women aspirants, life needs purpose & empowerment needs confidence. IFS gives you both!
[8/8]— Swetha Boddu, IFS (@swethaboddu) October 19, 2020
The thread is a lesson that how doing something that might hurt right now, or something that is tough at the moment will eventually reap results and invariably give you more than you could ever imagine.
So with that in mind, make sure you never give up when it comes to chasing your goals.