Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati has awarded the Governor’s Gold and Silver Medal for meritorious services in public works to the 7 state Police personnel and 4 state Excise & Narcotics personnel at the ceremony held in the Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan this forenoon. Pu Lalchamliana, Home Minister and Dr K. Beichhua, Minister of State for Excise & Narcotics also graced the occasion.
Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati, in his felicitation address to the recipients of the prestigious Governor’s Gold and Silver medals, congratulated the winners for their exemplary devotion to their duties and extra efforts to perform some tasks that required courage and exceptional dedication. Governor expressed his satisfaction in presenting the awards to the most deserving and meritorious employees of the State Government who are selected after careful consideration by the competent authorities through a meticulous selection process. He congratulated the Mizoram Police and the Excise & Narcotics Departments for producing excellent personnel, who are sincere and innovative employees, whose actions and service have justified their achievements today. At the same time, he also urged other personnel in other departments to work harder to get recognition with these distinguished awards as these Medals are reserved for all the deserving state government employees.
He further elaborated that Governance pervades all spheres of public life, and hence government employees wield enormous influence, which must be utilized responsibly. In this connection, he suggested that all the Government servants, as public servants should remind themselves of all the resources and the capabilities they have to better the lives of others, which will ultimately give them true happiness. He believed the recipients of the awards were using their position and power for the benefit of others and society at large and not for their own advantages. He also stated that Service in itself is a virtue and must be appreciated.
Home Minister Pu Lalchamliana thanked the Governor for arrangement of the programme which is usually incorporated in the Republic Day celebration programme under normal circumstances. He, as a Minister for DM&R also explained the reason for not distributing the awards at the Republic Day was the Covid-19 restrictions.While congratulating his personnel for receiving the prestigious he also suggested all the heads of administration and the HODs should come forward with recommendations of their staff for these awards.
Dr K Beichhua, Minister of State for Excise & Narcotics Department (E&ND) expressed his appreciation of acknowledgement at this level received by his hard-working staff for the first time. He proudly stated that the E&ND with a small task force is commendably performing a massive task of protecting the state from illicit drug trafficking and peddling. And this recognition, he believed would surely boost the morale of the E&ND to perform even better than before.
Pu H.Lalengmawia, Commissioner & Secretary, Home Department chaired the function. The function commenced with a keynote address from Pu JC Ramthanga, Addl Chief Secretary . The Ceremony concluded with vote of thanks proposed from Pu Vanlalmawia, Addl Seceraty, Home Department. Top officials and selected invitees attended the ceremony.