Registrar of Co-operative Societies, Nagaland retires after 35 years of service
Registrar of Co-Operative Societies, Nagaland retires after 35 years of service
Kohima, Sep. 27 (EMN): Wepe Ritse, Registrar of Co-operative Societies (RCS), Nagaland, said on Friday that he had given his best in serving the people during his three-and-a-half decades of service to the state government.
The officials and staff of the RCS office in Kohima organised a farewell programme for Ritse at Hotel Japfu, Kohima on September 27. He will be retiring on September 30 after completing 35 years of service. He awarded the Governor’s Commendation Certificate in 2012 in recognition of his excellent service rendered to the government of Nagaland.
“For me, work was very important, work is worship. As such, I devoted fully to the service of the government and to the service of the public. Many of my social ties were severed due to my occupation. However, after serving for 35 years, I am contended that I have given my best to the service of the public and there is no regret,” said Ritse.
He stated that he had big dreams and visions for the department in the later part of his career, but couldn’t fulfil some while some were fulfilled.
He had formulated and implemented One Village, One Cooperative Society and organised over 70 societies covering all the districts of the state. “However, as I retire today, I am yet to see the full impact of these One Village One Cooperative Society and I am hopeful that in a few years, we will see a vibrant and progressive cooperative movement in the state,” he said.
He further stated that his vision was to see apex cooperative organisations flourishing, generating revenues for the state and providing employment opportunities to the youths in the state, and wished that he had more years to steer these organisations into successful revenue-generating and employment-providing agencies.
“I have always tried to serve and work irrespective of tribe, status or gender”, he said and appealed to the officers and staff to continue serving the people without looking at their tribe and backgrounds but work unitedly as a family.
“I never thought that he has done so much”, exclaimed G Kaito Aye, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperation, after listening to all the farewell speeches delivered by various departments and stated that even after his retiremnet, they will be using his service pertaining to the Integrated Cooperative Development Project (ICDP) which is set to boost the development of the rural farmers.
He acknowledged Ritse, saying that the legacy he had left behind should not go to waste. “We must know that we come to serve the people in align with the entrusted department,” he added.
The minister also appealed current officers and staff to be active and initiate development works that will benefit the farmers.