Dimapur, July 1: The Department of Under-Developed Areas (DUDA) bade farewell to Lhoubeilatuo Kire IFS, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister, DUDA, Forests, Environment & Climate Change as well as PCCF & HoFF who retired from Government service on June 30. He held charge of DUDA since 2014.
“Such was the simplicity of the senior officer that he prohibited the Department from organizing any event,” said S Anden Konyak NCS, Secretary, DUDA in a release.
In his farewell message to the Department, the ACS expressed gratitude to all officers and staff of DUDA for being part of his life and career. He described his tenure in DUDA as one of his most satisfying and enriching assignments.
Stating that he got the privilege to visit far flung paces in Eastern Nagaland, the ACS described the people of Eastern Nagaland as large hearted, accommodating, filled with wisdom and compassion. He stated that even though the area was lagging behind in infrastructural development, the people were more forward thinking than many other Naga tribes. He appreciated the officers and staff for working with dedication through which the Department made tremendous progress since 2003. He added that he was convinced that the Department is in good hands.
Advisor DUDA, Bongkhao Konyak extended his appreciation to L Kire who, he said, is more of an Eastern Naga – loved and respected by the people of Eastern Nagaland because of the close bonding with them. He thanked the ACS for his untiring contributions to uplift the Department and the people of the Eastern areas. He hoped that Kire will continue to guide them even in the days to come.
Secretary & Director DUDA, KS AndenKonyak described L Kire as not only the AHoD but a friend, mentor and guardian. He praised Kire for being a highly dedicated and sincere officer who brought many new initiatives to the Department.
Under the initiative of L Kire, new schemes like Minimum Support price (MSP) for Minor Forest Produce (MFP) under Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India was brought to the State and implemented by DUDA whereby 11,400 beneficiaries in Eastern Nagaland have benefited through the scheme. Kire was the driving force behind establishing brand ANGHYA, a livelihood solution for farmers and market linkage network for Eastern Nagaland, Konyak said.
The department also congratulated L Kire on a career well distinguished and brilliantly completed. (Page News Service)