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Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy passes away

Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy passes away
DIMAPUR, JAN 28 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/28/2021 1:01:39 PM IST

 State funeral to be at 12 noon today at CS residence

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All Govt. offices to remain closed in Kohima today


Nagaland chief secretary, Temjen Toy (Tali Temjen Toy) passed away at his Kohima residence Thursday evening after a brief battle against cancer. He was 57 and leaves behind his wife and two sons and two daughters including his parents and two sisters.

Temjen Toy, son of Er. Lanu Toy, retired Chief Engineer (Power department) and Temsumongla, was recruited to the Indian Administrative Service in 1989 through UPSC and allotted the Nagaland cadre.

State Funeral: A State Funeral will be accorded to late Temjen Toy who died in service, as decided by the state cabinet at an emergency meeting Thursday evening. 

According cabinet secretary J. Alam the State Funeral will be held on Friday at 12 noon at late Temjen Toy’s official residence, Officers Hill, Kohima. 

All government offices in Kohima will remain closed on Friday to enable government employees to pay their last respects to the departed soul, a press release by cabinet secretary J Alam stated. 

The body of late Temjen will be laid to rest the residence premises of his father, Er. Lanu Toy, retired chief engineer (Power) at A.G. Colony, Kohima. 

Temjen graduated from Bombay University in 1985 and pursued his MBA in Marketing at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta in 1986 but discontinued in the third semester to prepare for UPSC exams. He also served in three districts at various capacity and as DC of Mokokchuung and also headed various important departments. He was also Team Leader of Nagaland Empowerment of People through Energy Development (NEPED) from 2006 till 2011. 

He was actively involved with various frontal organizations especially in the field of sports and health related issues and was also the chair of various State apex sports organisations including Muay Thai, Softball and Rifle Association. 

Nagaland Governor, CM, Cabinet and others condole

Governor of Nagaland RN Ravi has expressed grief and shock over at the untimely demise of Temjen Toy and said thatthe state has lost an able administrator and one of the finest human beings.

In a condolence message to Mrs. Ruovi Toy, Ravi said that Toy as an administrator was always willing to take on difficult responsibilities and made his mark as a conscientious public servant. He said that Toy’s contribution to the people of Nagaland in various assignments would be remembered for ever. Extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members, the governor prayed that the Almighty God give them strength and fortitude to bear “this devastating loss and eternal peace to the departed soul.”

CM: State chief minister Neiphiu Rio also expressed deep sadness at the passing away of chief secretary Temjen Joy and said that his death was a huge loss for the government of Nagaland and for the Nagas as a whole. 

Rio described late Toy as “a humble, upright and dedicated government servant”. The chief minister conveyed heartfelt condolences to bereaved family. 

Cabinet: The State cabinet has expressed shock at the sudden demise of chief secretary T Temjen Toy on Thursday evening. The cabinet placed on record its sincere appreciation of the exceptional services rendered by Temjen during his 32 years of illustrious service career. The cabinet recalled that while at the helm of affairs in all major departments of the State, he provided outstanding leadership and left an indelible mark in every department he worked. He displayed splendid administrative acumen while serving as Commissioner Nagaland as well as the principal secretary to two chief ministers. 

The cabinet noted that his leadership to the entire government machinery, his matured and measured advices, counselling and the tremendous goodwill enjoyed by him across the length and breadth of the State was a source of immense strength to the cabinet and government officials. He made tremendous contributions and galvanised the entire government machinery to fight COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that the people of the State were least affected, it added. Acknowledging that the void created by Temjen’s demise would be difficult to fill, the cabinet conveyed its deepest condolences to members of the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty God to grant them strength and solace during this time of grief. 

Speaker: Nagaland Legislative Assembly speaker Sharingain Longkumer expressed deep pain over the sudden and untimely demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy, and said that in his death the state has lost an outstanding officer and to the Ao community, one of its finest sons. In a condolence message, Longkumer said Toy was a very dynamic, hardworking and an upright officer totally committed to the State and its administration throughout his more than 30 years long service in the State. 

He said Toy had striven tirelessly for the overall development of the state, adding that his contributions as chief secretary to streamline the administration of the state have indeed been remarkable. 

The speaker, on behalf of the Members of the Thirteenth NLA, conveyed heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Temjen Toy, their children and the other family members.

Dy. CM: State deputy chief minister and BLP leader, Y Patton has expressed deep pain and shock over the untimely demise of Temjen Toy and said that the state in his deathhas lost one of the finest breeds of an administrator, adding that it would be very difficult to fill the vacuum created.

Patton said that Toy was also responsible in bringing about many administrative reforms in the state for which the state government would remain indebted. Patton said that Toy served the state government in various capacities as an efficient administrator and ultimately rose to the rank of chief secretary.

Patton, on behalf of his family and the state BJP legislature, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for departed to rest in eternal peace.

Imna Along: Minister Higher Education, Tribal Affairs and state BJP president Temjen Imna Along has expressed deep sadness over the sudden demise ofchief secretary Temjen Toy and said that his demise has left an irreplaceable void in the state governance.

Along said Toy was a dedicated and sincere government officer who strongly contributed to the administrative sector of the state. The minister conveyed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that departed soul rest in peace.

LoP: Expressing shock and pain over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) Nagaland, TR Zeliang, said that his demise was a great loss to the Nagas particularly the state government, which he had served all these years with utmost sincerity and commitment. 

In a condolence message, Zeliang said Toy possessed a rare ability of being able to coordinate with various machineries of the government in the best way possible. 

He said Toy gave his best to the Society and his contribution to the welfare of the State and its citizens would be forever cherished. Zeliang prayed that God grant peace and solace to all the bereaved family members and all his near and dear ones. 

Pangnyu: Expressing grief over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy, the state health and family welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom stated that his passing away was a huge loss for the Nagas in general. 

“We will remember his dedicated service and contribution for the growth of our State,” Phom said and conveyed sincere condolences to the bereaved family.

Kaito: Agriculture and Cooperation, GKaito Aye has expressed shockand pain over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and extended his deepest and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. 

In a condolence message, Kaito said late Toy was one of the most dynamic, energetic and upright officers among the bureaucratic hierarchy in the government of Nagaland. 

Minister said that Toy’s demise was a great loss not only to the state government but everybody he worked with and provided services during his eventful time in the government of Nagaland. “His dedication to any given responsibility was praiseworthy and those qualities in him will be deeply missed,” Kaito said.

Kronu: Minister Planning & Co-ordination, Land Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, NeibaKronu expressed sadness over the demise of late Temjen Toy and said that his death was a great loss for the Government of Nagaland and for the Nagas as a whole. 

In a condolence message, Kronu said Toy was a humble and dedicated government servant who served the government in various capacities with utmost sincerity and never compromised with his assigned duties and responsibilities. 

The minister conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members at this hour of grief and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.

MP Lok Sabha: Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Tokheho Yepthomi has expressed deep shock and grief over the passing of Temjen Toy, chief secretary of Nagaland, and said that his demise has left a void in the State which would be very difficult to fill.

In a condolence message, Tokheho described late Toy as one of the most able government officers the State was blessed with. “An approachable and humble person, he was ever ready to help and aid people in need,” MP said and conveyed deepest condolences to his wife and children. 

MP Rajya Sabha: Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) KG Kenye expressed deep sadness at the untimely demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that his early demise has created a great vacuum to the Naga society which would be hard to fill again. 

In a condolence message, Kenye said late Toy had served the State in various capabilities as a good administrator and bureaucrat who made immense contributions towards the welfare of our people. “On his departure the Naga people have lost one of the finest bureaucrats,” MP said and extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

Kazheto: Advisor CAWD & NSDMA Kazheto Kinimi expressed deep shock and sadness over the untimely demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that the state has lost a very efficient and a distinguished officer.

In a condolence message, Kinimi described late Toy as “a simple, warm and positive person”, who was always open and accessible to all and somebody who was always concerned with the well-being of the people and the state. Kinimi expressed deepest condolences to the bereaved family.

Mmhonlumo: Mourning the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy, Advisor IT, science and technology & NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon, said late Toy was one of the most efficient administrators, a gentle and kind human being, an innovative and creative officer. He said Nagas have lost a shining star in the sad demise of Temjen Toy and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.

IAS association: Central IAS Association has expressed deep shock at the passing away of chief secretary Nagaland, Temjen Toy and conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the family of Toy. In a condolence message, the association stated that his passing away was a big loss to IAS as a service and to people of Nagaland. Those who conveyed their condolences include secretary defence, establishment officer, DoPT and many senior and retired IAS officers.

NDPP: Expressing deep grief over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy, the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) said in his passing Nagaland has lost a gem of a person, an administrator and an officer “the like of whom we may never have again in several lifetimes.”

In a condolence message, NDPP president Chingwang Konyak said late Toy was the personification of a bureaucrat with a human face. Konyak said Toy was upheld and considered as a trouble-shooter in the bureaucratic circles “since his mere presence was a soothing balm to the disputing parties who invariably accepted his judicious suggestions for resolutions to differences”. Konyak said that the state government, no matter the political affiliations which ran it, greatly benefited from his contributions in various capacities.  NDPP president on behalf of all rank and file of the party conveyed heartfelt condolences.

NPCC: Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has expressed shock and grief over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that his passing away was an irreparable loss not only to his family but also to the people of Nagaland.

In a condolence message, NPCC president KTherie said that late Toy was a committed, sincere and efficient administrator who diligently served the people through his office. 

NPCC chief the state has lost a promising son whose services to the state would be remembered for generations to come.

NPCC president on behalf of party rank and file offered deepest sympathies to the bereaved family members. 

ENPO: Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organization (ENPO) has deeply condoled the sudden and untimely demise ofstate chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that in his untimely demise the state has lost a visionary and upright leader who was an outstanding personality.

ENPO through its media cell stated that late Toy had a deep love and concern for the people of Eastern Nagaland, and all people who knew him greatly respected him.  ENPO said it would always cherish the memory of his sincere love and dedication towards the people of Eastern Nagaland. ENPO also conveyed deep condolences to the bereaved family members.

Ex-PAN: Ex Parliamentary Association Nagaland (Ex-PAN) expressed shock over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that in his demise Nagaland has lost a very dedicated and an efficient administrator, which was a great loss to the Nagas.

In a condolence message, Ex-PAN president Joshua Sumi said late Toy was humble and efficient government servant dedicated to his work and his family. 

Ex-PAN conveyed condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed the Almighty God give them comfort and solace.

NGBF: Expressing immense pain and sorrow over the untimely demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy, the Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) said that in his demise Nagaland has lost a great personality and most efficient officer who had served the government in different capacity.

In a condolence message, NGBF media secretary Akhu Naga said that late Toy was very kind hearted and compassionate officer. It said he was one of the top officers amongst the bureaucrats, a think tank, a backbone of Nagaland governing body. 

NGBF conveyed its deep condolences to bereaved family and prayedthat departed soul rest in peace.

NMA: Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) expressed shock to learn about the demise of Temjen Toy, Nagaland chief secretary.

NMA president Abei-ü Meru described late Temjen Toy as a true gentleman, dedicated to the people with deep kindness in his heart. 

Meru said that the children at the NMA cradle ridge centre were beneficiaries of his silent generosity.

NMA conveyed deepc ondolences to the family and prayed that God grant him eternal peace and rest.

State NPP: National People’s Party (NPP) Nagaland unit has expressed sorrow over the sudden demise of Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy and prayed that God Almighty give moral strength and spiritual courage to the bereaved family to bear with this immense loss.

In a condolence message, NPP state unit president Dr. Andrew AhotoSema described late Toy as “a man of rare acumen” who possessed high quality of workmanship, quite courage, immense wisdom and undoubtedly a beautiful soul. 

NPP state unit president on behalf of party rank and file offered profound prayers for the departed soul and moral support to bereaved family members.

CNTC: Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) expressed deep grief over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that his passing was a great loss not only for the state government but for the entire masses.

CNTC through its media cell said that late Toy was one true dedicated officer and a refined gentleman who wholly worked for the welfare of the society. 

CNTC extended its condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that Almighty God grant them strength and solace in this hour of distress.

DNSU: Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) has mourned the untimely demise of one of the senior most bureaucrats of the state, Temjen Toy (IAS), Nagaland chief secretary. 

DNSU through its media cell said that the union pays highest respect for the contribution made by late Temjen Toyin every field throughout his career, adding “Nagaland state has lost an efficient father, son, officer and a citizen.”

DNSU said that late Temjen Toy will be remembered fondly and prayed that his soul rest in peace. The union also extended heartfelt condolences to bereaved family.

TUD: Tenyimi Union Dimapur (TUD) expressed shock and grief over the demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and said that in his death the state has lost a great soul whose place would be difficult to fill.

In a condolence message, TUD president Hilo Semp described late Toy as a gentleman, honest and knowledgeable person who mingled with every section of the people “an epitome of a true bureaucrat.”

TUD conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members at this moment of grief and sorrow.

KFN: Kripa Foundation Nagaland (KFN) expressed sadness over the sudden demise of chief secretary Temjen Toy and extended its deepest condolences to bereaved family members. 

In a condolence message, KFN director and staff said Toy’s death was a huge loss to people Nagaland, especially to marginalized groups

KFN said Toy was a very competent and efficient administrator, a remarkable gentleman with humility ever willing to help marginalised group of people.

It offered thoughts and prayers that God grant strength and much-needed peace to the bereaved family at this difficult moment.  

Ao Senden: Ao Senden has expressed deep pain and mourned the demise of “our leader”, chief secretary Temjen Toy on Thursday.

The Senden president Chubawati Longchar and general secretary Imtipokyim conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

Closure in Ao and ENPO areas today

As a mark of respect and to mourn the demise of Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy (IAS),  the Ao Senden and the Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation have called for closure of all establishments including government offices in their respective jurisdictions on January 29. 
The Ao Senden president Chubawati Ao and  general secretary Imtipokyim Thursday informed that all government offices, educational institutions and business establishments under Ao jurisdiction will remain closed on January 29, 2021.
Meanwhile, Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO) has declared half day mourning on January 29  from 6 a.m. to 12 noon in all Eastern Nagaland areas. According to ENPO president, Kekongchim all government offices, school institutions and business establishments throughout Eastern Nagaland will remain closed during the mourning period.
 

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