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Pangnyu on need to deliver credibility
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 2 (NPN):
Published on 3 Mar. 2011 12:26 AM IST
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Parliamentary secretary for rural development (RD) & REPA S. Pangnyu Phom stressed on the need to deliver credibility and accountability irrespective of different nature of work.
“As a government servant and as a politician, the only difference is that my accountability towards the pubic has widened. However, the basic nature remains the same” he added.
Addressing the Nagaland Rural Development Services Association (NRDSA) conference 2011 on Wednesday at Hotel Japfu Kohima under the theme ‘Sustainable Development’ as chief guest, Pangnyu said with change in time, challenges keep changing and that one’s commitment towards work keeps mounting, adding “We all are expected to be forward looking with the ability to win the trust and conference the public.
Pangnyu who had served the RD department for the last 22 years before entering politics recalled that his 12 years stint as joint BDO and BDO for 10 years has been a journey with great memories besides making good and valuable relationship with his then seniors and colleagues.
As a former colleague and as a politician, Pangnyu encouraged the association to document papers with a well worked out plan and to submit to the government.
He assured the association that he would work as a facilitator and also ensured to solve at least some of the problems.
Pangnyu viewed that excellence was not a one time achievement, but a commitment that does not rest on consistency.
“The time has come, when we must encourage one another to commit to our pursuit of excellence” he added. Further he said that excellence would not be achieved if there was lack of friendly atmosphere and lack of ownership.
Pangnyu also urged upon the rural development officers association to develop team work and also encouraged them to be united with timely word of wisdom and encouragement. He also said the association must also ensue that collectively work for the progress and development of the department in particular and the welfare of Naga people at large.
Pangnyu also released a handbook of Rural Development. Delivering his key note address, Commissioner and secretary V. Sakhrie termed sustainable development as ‘Any development that continue or can be continued for a long time”.
He said the need of the hour was close monitoring and effective supervision, evaluation and assessment and consolidating review of all development programme, and unless one has all these, they can never achieve the desired result with sustainable development as a far cry.
Further he said there should be proper enforcement of powers and duties of overseeing whether the VDBs were effectively implementing schemes in the right manner. Describing the social capital of Nagas as an asset, V. Sakhrie encouraged the gathering for strengthening the social capital so as to set as a model for the rest of the country.
Exhorting the gathering, RD Director Metsubo Jamir said a union was to create unity between certain groups of people with one objective, one common goal and one target. Further he encouraged the members to be useful towards each other and also the department and opined that a constructive association can always grow effectively.
Chairing the function NRDSA president K. Neibou Sekhose informed the association will be celebrating its silver jubilee in 2013.
Earlier the invocation prayer was given Rev, Moa Longchari, Pastor, Baptist Mission Church, welcome address by Hilo Semp, Advisor, NRDSA and the vote of thanks by Thungdeno Mozhui, Jt. Secretary NRDSA.
Meanwhile during the one-day conference eight resolutions were adopted by the NRDSA which was read out by Imlimeren Treasurer, NRDSA.
A team of office bearers for the session 2011-2013 was announced by Nolengol Angami, convener, election committee with Kevipodi as president, C.I. Meren-vice president, G. Thong-general secretary, Thungbeni –joint secretary and Imlimeren–treasurer, and K. Neibou Sekhose and Hilo Semp as advisors.
In his address as the newly elected president, Kevipodi urged upon the members to work together for the up-lift of the department in general and the association in particular.

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