Lotha Gazzetted Officers’ Association (LGOA) was formally established on October 23 at Wokha LTC Hall by taking an oath on the preamble of the association’s constitution that envisioned endurance of common welfare and work in harmony with all other tribes with understanding for inclusive development of the State.
R.F Lotha and Dr. Thungjamo Ezung were unanimously elected president and general secretary amidst hundreds of Lotha gazzetted officers who converged from all over the state. Other office bearers, various district representatives were also elected and a host of executive members of the association were nominated for a two year term, being the tenure of office.
Delivering the keynote address on the formation of the association, commissioner and secretary, education, Mhathung Kithan IAS said the most important aspect of human existence was the well being of the society and hence, he added utmost importance must be given to it.
Stating this, he said that there can be no prestige, privilege or recognition without society. All these elements can be derived only from society or community he said and called upon the officers for rededicating their service to the people for a meaningful leadership and contended service life.
He exhorted the gathering to give their best as responsible senior officers in the state and be truly obliged to the society saying that happiness cannot be achieved by selfishness or individual development. Reminding the officers “our people are poor”, Kithan urged them to concentrate their ideas and intelligence towards the uplift of the poor villagers in order to attain peace and harmony in the State.
Delivering his maiden presidential address of the newly formed association, additional drug controller, R. F Lotha appealed the members for cooperation in strengthening the association in order to live up to the spirit of the association’s preamble in the service of the people with more vigor and zeal.
Kyong Hoho Chariman, Yansathung Jami speaking on the occasion expressed great happiness at the formation of this vital association in the service to the community and assured the Hoho’s fullest support in the efforts of the association towards the community and the state.
Jami exhorted the association to continue to be an eye opener to people and urged them to give their fullest attention to the aspirations of the people. Pointing out that the current ownership issue for oil exploitation was the most crucial issue in the state; he appealed the association to give an all out support and guidance to the Hoho in its endeavor for amicable resolution of the matter in the best interest of the people.
Additional DGP, Nagaland, Thechamo Lotha, IPS greeting the newly formed association impressed upon the house that the mode of speaking and communicating was extremely vital for any community.
He said that negative language or communication creates negative impact on the community and hence urged the members present and the community to strive to speak positive language and communicate positively. Exhorting the officers as persons of substance, Thechamo called upon them to take initiatives and participate in the struggle of the people for speedy development of the state.Vote of thanks was proposed by E. Kikon, additional director, geology and mining, Dimapur.