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PGOF 14th biennial conference

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/9/2019 11:05:15 AM IST

Pochury Gazetted Officers’ Forum (PGOF) held its 14th biennial general conference at Tourist Lodge, Dimapur with Lhoubeilatuo Kire addl. chief secretary to CM, DUDA, Tribal Affairs, Environment, Forest & Climate Change as special invitee on October 8.

A press release from PGOD information and publicity secretary, N. Nyuthe stated that, Lhoubeilatuo Kire expressed that it was a day to look into the past, introspect the present and look towards the future with the motto “To serve with dignity”. 
Kire appealed for the need to protect and preserve the fragile environment and suggested that people should avoid going after short term benefits but encouraged the practice of long term sustainability. Kire also made reference to the RIINS and pointed out that it was a design to ascertain the indigenous status of the people and to ensure that the rights and properties of the indigenous people were fully protected and to prepare the sustainable way for the younger generations to come. Kire also made it clear that the RIINS exercise was not against any bonafide Indian citizen since their due right will be fully protected. He stated this will require due diligence on the part of the stakeholders and asked the members to play proactive roles in the issues facing the society at large. 
Er. Chirhotho Rasutho, president PGOF in his presidential address earlier had welcomed all present and stated that the PGOF started humbly with few visionary leaders/members numbering 23 in the year 1996 and has reached a considerable strength of 126 members as per the latest report. He also read out the forum’s visions and objectives and called upon all the members to rededicate themselves to the motto.
Earlier, rogramme was led by Chiiratho Katiry, vice president, PGOF, Fr John Latsiitho Poji, vice principal & administrator, North East Institute of Social Sciences & Research Dimapur said the invocation, short speech by Zhitho Nyuthe, president, Pochury Hoho Dimapur, Guoro Pojar presented two special songs and vote of thanks was said by Nyuvitho Nyuthe, gen. secretary PGOF. Benediction was pronounced by Rev. Hopejoy Sharu, pastor, Pochury Baptist Church Chumukedima. New office bearers for the tenure (2019-21) is led by Rhovisie Nyuwi as president and Er. Chura Katity as gen. secretary along with five others.

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