Departments bid farewell to outgoing officers
Dimapur, April 1 (EMN): Nagaland Public Work Department (NPWD) and the Power department bade farewell to the outgoing engineer-in-chief during a programme held in Kohima on March 31 and April 1 respectively.
NPWD bade farewell to its outgoing engineer-in-chief, Limadongdang Jamir, on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the principal secretary of Works and Housing department, Menukhol John, congratulated Jamir for retiring from service in good health. Describing the outgoing officer as a ‘man of action with little words,’ he reminded the officers and staff to follow his footsteps by setting good examples for upcoming generations to follow.
‘On the day when we all go out, let’s go out in a blaze of glory leaving behind our footprints in the department of which we have done, so that people may follow suit,’ John said.
John further wished the outgoing officer a happy retired life. He also congratulated the new engineer-in-chief, K Theunuo.
Also speaking on the occasion, Theunuo lauded the outgoing officer for his “leadership, guidance and supervision.”
In his farewell address, Jamir thanked the Almighty God for his guidance, protection, and good health for which he could successfully complete his tenure in service. He also thanked the government for enabling him to serve the people in various capacities.
He has attributed all the successes to the collective efforts of all the officers and staff during his tenure in service. He further reminded his fellow engineers to keep updated with the changes and innovations in order to improve their competency.
He also described his successor Theunuo as a “sincere and competent officer” and hoped that he would contribute his best for the uplift of the department.
Representatives from the department of Works and Housing, National Highways, Roads and Bridges, Planning and Design Cell, Mechanical Engineering, Police Engineering Project also spoke in the programme.
In a similar programme, the department of Power bade farewell to its outgoing engineer-in-chief, Shikato Sema during a programme held on March 31.
Speaking on the occasion, president of the Association of Power Engineers Nagaland (APEN), Penrithung Yanthan has described the outgoing officer as a capable, dynamic and efficient officer, who has played a key role in the major affairs and development of the department. He added that Shikato Sema was actively involved in various associations and organisation of the department and held certain key posts such as Fonsesa vice president (2014-15), Apen general secretary (1993-2002) and president (2015-19).
Also speaking on the occasion, chief engineer (D&R), Moa Aier recounted the contributions of the outgoing officer and expressed that the department would always remain indebted to him for the various reforms brought about during his tenure.
His successor Nribemo Mozhui also spoke highly of the outgoing officer.
In his farewell speech, the outgoing officer thanked the Almighty God for His guidance and enabling him to complete his tenure in good health.
Mentioning that electrification in rural areas has been achieved under various central schemes, he stated that the department is working on two new hydro projects namely 24 MW Zungki and 42 MW Lower-Tizu to be funded by Asian Development Bank.
He also mentioned that he was fortunate to be associated with the milestone achievement in setting up of the 24 MW Likimro Hydro project, setting up of SLDC, power system improvement project in Dimapur, computerisation of electricity revenue management, etc.
He further thanked all the officers and staff for their cooperation and support extended to him and encouraged them to continue with the same zeal even in the days to come.