Nagaland Secretariat Service Association completes 50 years; resolves to serve the people
Kohima, Dec. 10 (EMN): Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton on Thursday stated that the Nagaland Secretariat Service Association (NSSA) is considered as one of the premier associations in Nagaland, ‘being housed in the nerve centre of the state as well as to be working relentlessly with successive policymakers’.
Patton was addressing the golden jubilee celebration programme of the NSSA at Secretariat park near Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima.
The deputy chief minister hailed the NSSA for maintaining high standards of professional ethics and values over the years while congratulating the accomplishments of the association for 50 years.
He maintained that the jubilee celebration was a remarkable event in the history of NSSA and reminded the members that it was also an occasion to remember the pioneers and leaders for their sacrifices and visions.
He urged the members to work with renewed dedication for smooth functioning and development of the state and to deliver good governance to the people.
Commemorating the milestone, the NSSA adopted some resolutions in line with the association’s theme “Committed to Serve”.
The resolutions were read out and adopted during the programme.
“This will act as a catalyst and motivation for all other services since the NSSA will always be the core of governance in the state,” the resolution read.
Some of the resolutions adopted were to felicitate the children of NSSA members in various exams and academic fields as an act of acknowledgement, encouragement and solidarity; to invite all retired NSSA members in biennial conference/ meeting organised by NSSA; cadre review in respect of NSSA may be undertaken as and when due without delay; and relocation of the NSSA Guest House at Diphupar, Dimapur may be initiated for better monitoring.
Meanwhile, the president of NSSA, Chubasangla Longkumer, shared that origin of NSSA could be traced to 1960s; however, its formation came through a resolution that was adopted under the chairmanship of late RM Dharr, deputy secretary, Planning department in November 1970, wherein late NL Murry was inducted as the first interim president of the NSSA along with nine others as interim executive members.
She also appreciated every member, both retired and in-service, who have made significant contributions towards the growth of the association over the years.
The president said that the NSSA is the first-ever cadre service association in the state of Nagaland.
Longkumer on behalf of the association also paid respect to the frontline workers who have been relentlessly working for the safety of everyone. She also urged the members of the association to continue to keep the spirit of camaraderie in the workplace.
The president, meanwhile, extended appreciation to the department of Municipal Affairs and Urban Development for felicitating the association through AMRUT project 2018-19 in its efforts for adoption of Secretariat park. She also acknowledged the department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for contributing 1000 saplings to be distributed on the jubilee day in its efforts to conserve the environment.
Earlier during the programme, the deputy chief minister inaugurated the Secretariat park and also planted a tree sapling in the presence of his cabinet colleagues, advisors and other dignitaries.
On the occasion, Patton also released the Jubilee Souvenir and launched the NSSA blazer, while the advisor for Municipal Affairs and Urban Development, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, launched the ‘Book of NSSA’ (Who’s who Volume 1).