Nagaland SIRD bids farewell to outgoing director

Limasenla Jamir with others during farewell programme in Kohima on April 7. (Morung Photo)
Limasenla Jamir with others during farewell programme in Kohima on April 7. (Morung Photo)

Our Correspondent
Kohima | April 7

A farewell programme in honour of Limasenla Jamir, outgoing director State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Nagaland took place today at SIRD Auditorium Kohima.

Speaking on the occasion, SIRD, Fire & Emergency Services and Relief & Rehabilitation, Advisor Pohwang Konyak thanked the outgoing Director for her service and dedication for such a long period of time. He requested the later to continue render her services to the department even after her retirement. In the meantime, the Advisor told the gathering that he will take up the matter relating to the Service Rule of the SIRD.

Neposo Theluo, Commissioner & Secretary for Rural Development described the outgoing director as a humble, kind hearted and an efficient officer who is ever ready to render her service whenever required.

He remarked that under her leadership, many infrastructure works have been carried out in the department including the new administrative building, the department auditorium, VIP Guest House etc.

She also helped in implementing many innovative schemes, conducted many researches and trainings.

Theluo said that Nagaland SIRD is one of the best in the North East, and he said that all these are because of the efforts and right initiatives put in by the outgoing Director.

Vesato, Additional Director & HoD SIRD maintained that Limasenla Jamir was one of the most decorated and successful directors of SIRD, and congratulated her for the 19 years of illustrious leadership she rendered. Vesato said that the outgoing director improvised significant training programmes, and conducted quality researches for the target groups.

It may be mentioned that in the year 2019, SIRD secured the third position in the category of ‘Overall Performance in respect to Training Programmes,’ under the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.


Under her leadership, despite limited manpower, the department could also accelerate activities in the District Headquarters by creating infrastructure assets for the use of rural and general public, he said.

In her speech, Limasenla thanked the Almighty for the 35 years of service without facing any insurmountable hardships. She also thanked her family for all the support without which she could not have made it so far.

She joined service as EAC in 1986, was deputed to ATI, and joined SIRD in September 2002.

 “When I joined SIRD, there was just a half constructed Administrative Building and an incomplete hostel. It gives me immense satisfaction that together we have managed to build up a fair amount of infrastructure.  It is up to you now to take this department forward,” she said.

She thanked her officers and staff for all the love, care and support she received in her 19 years of service in the department, and also thanked the higher authorities for allowing her to run the department with minimal interference.

Stating that the department is in good hands, she said “I am certain we can expect great things in the years to come.” 

Dr W Phola Konyak, principal ETC Tuensang and Imtitoshi I Jamir, Director SAU also spoke at the programme. The programme was chaired by Imlimenla Longkumer, Joint Director while vote of thanks was proposed by senior lecturer Dr Kedise Pucho.

(With inputs from DIPR)