AIZAWL, March 3: It’s not a common sight to see a ranking official entertaining the crowd on any occasion. A junior IPS officer Shasank Jaiswal, currently serving as SP of Mamit district in western Mizoram, literally rocked it when he enthralled the crowd with a popular Mizo song during Chapchar Kut festival at the district headquarters on Friday. Revellers of the festival swung to the beats when Jaiswal beautifully rendered the 1990s’ hit ‘Di Chambawihpuii’, originally sung by popular Mizo singer C Lalrinmawia, and 2017’s hit ‘Sarah, I Zunzam A Ni’ making the festival more lively.  

Video clip of the IPS officer rocking the crowd became an instant hit when it was uploaded in social media. “We never knew our SP had such a good voice and could sing a Mizo song in such perfection,” said a resident of Mamit. In a society like Mizoram where many non-locals, especially people from the plains who are called as ‘Vais’, find it difficult to mingle with the crowd, the friendly and downto-earth gesture of the IPS officer may build better relations with the people in the border district where communal issues occasionally flare up. Jaiswal was posted as SP of Mamit district in August 2018, after he was transferred from New Delhi. 

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