Kohima, February 28: “As a young boy, I grew up studying in a school located in rural interior village with no bench, desk nor notebooks and pens. We had to learn and remember the lessons after each class in a slate with a chalk. God is gracious and I’m beyond grateful to be where I am today because of the family and community support,” says Wezope Kenye, IAS, Secretary Health & Family Welfare Department, Nagaland at the felicitation programme organized by Secheku Area Graduates’ Fellowship (SAGF) on his induction to Indian Administrative Service.
The felicitation programme was held at Chakhesang Baptist Church Kohima on February 27.
Kenye shared about his journey and stressed that unlike his generation, the present generation has access to unlimited resources, better infrastructure and connectivity and therefore encouraged to utilize it for positive impact.
He motivated the youths to be rooted, dream, follow their passion, to be bold and persistent and accountable to achieve in any field.
Zachive Thele, Rtd additional secretary to Government of Nagaland and Colo Mero, convenor advisory Board SAGF also shared greetings and talked about putting God first in everything and things will sync according to God’s plan.
Mero added that we live in a very competitive world. Present day youth need to focus on developing life skills and be as professional as can be to survive.
Regardless of our status, all must learn to be kind, generous, strive for integrity, use passion as a source of good and give back to the society and inspire, he added.
SAGF president Dr. Zavise Rume on behalf of the Fellowship congratulated Wezope Kenye, being the first officer to be inducted to IAS cadre from Secheku area.
Dr. Rume said his induction to the IAS cadre has fulfilled the long-felt desire and dream of the people of Chakhesang, particularly the people of Secheku area to have IAS officers and for which is success should be taken as a stepping stone for the younger generations to get many more IAS officers from the area.
He thanked him for his sacrifices, dedication, hard work and sincerity which earned him the title of the highest Indian Administrative Service in the country.
He further appealed all the participants to join the Fellowship to promote healthy interactions among the intellectuals, share resources and promote career development among the members to magnify the impact in the area and beyond.
Earlier, Rev. Dr. Kevekhalo Lasuh, senior pastor, CBCK blessed the newly inducted IAS officer and his family.
The programme was led by SAGF press and media secretary Khrolhiweu Tsuhah while welcome address was delivered by SAGF general secretary Dingupe Lasuh. (Page News Service)