Nagaland is the safest place to stay, says retiring officer
Dimapur, Sep. 3 (EMN): The Technical Education department bade adieu to its retiring director Arjun Singh on August 31, in the presence of Minister for Higher and Technical Education (H&TE), and Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along, and Commissioner and Secretary of H&TE Imjung M Panger, an update on Friday informed.
Speaking at the programme, the minister described Singh as a gentleman of high calibre, who tirelessly served the department and the people of the state and added that his sincerity and dedication towards his assigned duties and responsibilities are worthy to be noted and honoured.
Along thanked the family of the outgoing director for being supportive during his entire stay in Nagaland, which encouraged and enabled him to serve the people of selflessly. Singh’s sacrifices and services rendered shall ever be imprinted in the hearts of the people, he added.
The commissioner and secretary also conveyed his appreciation and admiration to the outgoing director for his untiring service rendered to the department.
Sharing his experiences, the outgoing director thanked the state government for all the facilities that had been provided to him, thereby, enabling him to discharge his duties in serving the people in various capacities. He also expressed gratitude to the minister, commissioner and secretary, his colleagues in the Secretariat, his sub-ordinate officers in the directorate.
Nagas are polite and kind people and Nagaland is the safest place to stay, he said. He further wished the best for the state and expressed hope that the state will prosper and grow from strength to strength.
Singh joined the department as lecturer in Mechanical Engineering department at Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu (KPA) in Zunheboto in the year 1985, at the age of 24. He was transferred and was made the in-charge of controller of examination in the year 2000 and then appointed as lecturer again in 2003 and later given a charge of principal at KPA in 2006.
He was then transferred to ICIT Mokokchung as principal in-charge in 2007 and again promoted to principal and transferred back to KPA as principal in 2007. He became the principal of Government Polytechnic in Kohima in the year 2008. In 2012, he was promoted to additional director and posted in the Technical Education department, became director in the year 2016 and successfully completed his 35 years of service and retired on August 31, at the age of 59 years.
Farewell speeches were delivered by Keyiekhru Rhutso, principal of Government Polytechnic Kohima; Dr. Abeni Lotha on behalf of the Polytechnic principals; director of Higher Education; and Vipulhou Lhounyu, officer on special duty, on behalf of the directorate of Technical Education.
The speakers congratulated the retiring director for successfully completing 35 years of service and thanked him for his selfless contribution made to the department. They stated that the outgoing director has come across many challenges but had overcome all by the grace of God and with the support of the minister. The speakers also wished him a happy and prosperous long life.