Commissioner & Secretary for Home & IPR retires

Dr. Watimongla Jamir, Vice Principal IETC and In-charge Agricultural Soil Chemistry Laboratory along with Deputy Project Directors SAMETI and training participants.


Kohima, December 2 (DIPR): Commissioner & Secretary for Home & IPR, Wopen Lotha (IAS) retired on November 30 with numerous departments bidding him farewell at a function held in the Secretariat conference hall.


In his farewell address, Wopen narrated the 35 long years of his service. He said he had come a long way since he started his career as a circle officer and rose to Commissioner & Secretary, the highest post of civil officers of the state services.


Maintaining that when one joins service he or she sells out their time to the government, he encouraged others to be sincere and dedicated to their duties. He also shared his experiences of working with various departments and acknowledged that whatever he has achieved is because of the co-ordination given to him by the colleagues and staff.


He encouraged everyone to work with satisfaction while fulfilling their assignments though there might be shortcomings and weaknesses.


Farewell speeches were delivered by IPR Director, Limawati Ao, Section Officer SAB-A and Junior Section Officer IPR Department. Limawati described Wopen as amiable, friendly and a father figure of the department. He stated that the retiring officer was a straightforward man with few words, but whatever he said was done and he was willing to help out anybody. “Wherever he is, he is liked by people,” Limawati added. He further acknowledged that in his short tenure with IPR, Wopen did many things for the department.


Section Officer SAB – A, Neingulie Krome who spoke on Home Department’s behalf described Wopen as cheerful, approachable, down to earth, and a fatherly figure. He further said that the officer was very sincere, hardworking and punctual.


Junior Section Officer IPR Department, Meribeni, who spoke on the department’s behalf, expressed that it was a pleasure working with the officer and described him as amiable.


The meeting was presided over by the Joint Secretary Home department, Zhothisa Dawhuo, who also wished the officer a happy retired life.