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SIRD bids farewell to outgoing officer

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Apr 07, 2021 11:07 pm
Limasenla Jamir along with SIRD officials and staff during her farewell programme in Kohima on Wednesday. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, April 7 (EMN):
The State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) on Wednesday bade farewell to its outgoing director Limasenla Jamir at the institute’s auditorium hall in Kohima.
The outgoing director served the institute for 19 years after she joined the department in September 2002. Her service came to an end on March 31, 2021.
In her farewell speech, Jamir thanked God for being able to complete 35 years service in the state government in good health without having to face any insurmountable troubles.
She informed that she joined the service as an EAC in 1986 at the age of 23 and went on deputation to ATI and finally to SIRD where she completed her 35 years of service.

The outgoing director said that a part of her was in ‘full anticipation’ of the unknown and yet there was also a sense of sadness to leave behind the SIRD family.
SIRD, under her leadership as director, managed to build up a fair amount of infrastructure. “And now it is up to them to take the department forward and aim to be recognised as a pool of expert master trainers and a centre of excellence,” she said.
She urged her colleagues to constantly upgrade themselves and take SIRD to new heights adding that they are all capable of doing so. She further assured that the department was in good hands and one can expect great things in the years to come.
Advisor for SIRD, Fire and Emergency Services Relief and Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak said the SIRD does not have a service rule till date when all other departments have it.
Therefore, he said to have been trying to bring one to benefit staff and employees of the department. He sought support from the department in bringing out the service rule. The advisor also appealed the outgoing director to give her advice and suggestions for the same.
Additional director and head of department, SIRD, Vesato, said that the farewell programme was to celebrate the outgoing director’s illustrious service of 19 years in the department. He described her as one of the “most decorated, loving, and caring” directors. The department could improvise in quality trainings and had made a significant progress in the field of research under her leadership, he informed.
Commissioner and Secretary of Rural Department, Neposo Theluo said that under her directorship, many developments had taken place including office infrastructure. The director conducted a lot of trainings and researches and implemented many skills, he added.
SIRD is one of the best and senior most departments in the North East, he said. Many SIRDs in the country are at its initial stage and the state SIRD cannot copy good practices from others states unlike other departments. But, all this was possible because of the outgoing director’s leadership, Theluo said.
He went on to add that SIRD was fortunate to have her as director, who carried her responsibilities efficiently. He expressed hope that her subordinates would carry on with her legacy. Her humility and politeness needs to be appreciated, the officer added.
Principal of ETC, Tuensang, Dr. W Phola Konyak, said that the director had been working with the department for 19 years, which itself was an achievement.
He said that directors function differently with individual variations but she earned other’s respect and honour by her actions and characters, he said adding that the staff benefitted from her.

By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Apr 07, 2021 11:07:38 pm