A picture of a snow-capped view of Mt Everest apparently seen from a village in Bihar has gone viral and earned thousands of likes and retweets. The picture was posted by Ritu Jaiswal, the mukhiya of Singhwahini village in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, on twitter.
The village is close to the Indo-Nepal border. Jaiswal claimed that this was the first time in decades that Mt Everest was visible although some other mountains of Nepal are often visible after the rain. It is believed that the lack of pollution and the resultant clear air is what enabled the visibility.
हम सीतामढ़ी जिले के अपने गाँव #सिंहवाहिनी में अपने छत से #MtEverest देख सकते हैं आज। प्रकृति खुद को संतुलित कर रही है। नेपाल के नज़दीक वाले पहाड़ तो बारिश के बाद साफ मौसम में कभी कभी दिख जाते थे। असल हिमालय के दर्शन अपने गाँव से आज पहली बार हुए।#NatureisBalancing@KashishBihar pic.twitter.com/Ss3UHAzxWN
— Ritu Jaiswal (@activistritu) May 4, 2020
“We can see Mt Everest from the roofs of our houses in Singhwahini village,” she worte in Hindi. To a query on how she could be sure if it was Mt Everest and not any other mountain she said that Everest was to the north east of the village and this was the north east part of the village from where the picture was taken. Also she said that only the highest of the snowy peaks of Himalayas can be seen. The village is around 200 km away from Mt Everest.