Monday, December 11, 2023

PGOF celebrates Silver Jubilee


Kronu encourages officers to stay connected with people

Kohima, November 14: Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu graced the silver anniversary celebration of Pochury Gazetted Officer’s Forum (PGOF) on November 13 at Meluri Village Council Hall. The event was held on the theme “Aspire to inspire.”

Formed in 1996 with about 20 officers then, PGOF has 138 members at the present.
Kronu congratulated the PGOF for reaching a significant milestone of 25 years.
He encouraged the officers to stay connected with the people and emphasised that it is not only the number of officers that counts but also sincerity and honesty that matter since those that perform can transform the society.
He said that PGOF being “the enlightened body” should act both as the watchdog of any crucial activity that takes place at the local level and the think tank of social change and development.
He made a clarion call to PGOF and public leaders to co-operate with the government for all round development
Also asking PGOF to actively participate in the programmes and policies of the government, the Minister encouraged the Forum to invest on human resource and strive for better management of resource – forest, land and river, all of which Pochury is blessed with.
Also attending the programme as special invitee, MLA Yitachu acknowledged the contribution of the officers.
He also lauded PGOF members for bringing laurels and recognition to the tribe.
Yitachu also challenged the Pochury officers to give back to the society for a progressive and inclusive growth.
Earlier, dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Rev. Riimatho Nyusou, executive secretary of Pochury Baptist Church Council.
The celebration also witnessed special songs from Miitsa Kajiri and Rhutsomu Pfithu while folk tune presented by Meluri Village Women Society.

Earlier, marking the 25th anniversary, men’s doubles badminton tournament was organised on November 12 with 22 participants.
Rhovisie Nyuwi and Tsewatho Nyuwi emerged as the champions while Chirhotho Rasutho and Thoshusie Katiry stood runner-up.
(Page News Service)