KOHIMA: A state funeral was accorded to Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy who passed away on Thursday in Kohima after prolong battled with cancer.
The funeral was organised at the official residence of the chief secretary in Kohima at 12:00 noon. In this regard, all the government offices in Kohima were directed to be closed so as to enable the government employees to pay their last respects to the departed official.
The state Cabinet paid rich tributes to Toy for exceptional service during his 32 years of illustrious service career. “As the Chief Secretary, his leadership to the entire government machinery, matured and measured advice, counsel, and the tremendous goodwill enjoyed by him cutting across the length and breadth of the state was a source of immense strength to the Cabinet and the government officials. He made tremendous contributions and galvanised the entire Government machinery to fight the Covid-19 pandemic ensuring the people of the state were least affected,” said a statement issued by Cabinet secretary J. Alam.
Nagaland on Thursday reacted with shock and struggled with a sense of irreparable loss as the death of the State Chief Secretary Tali Temjen Toy created a ripple both online and offline.
As condolences poured in, the operating words were of professionalism, integrity, dedication to work, an able hand and fine human being.
Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, who led the State in paying tributes to Toy, mourned the loss of an “able administrator and one of the finest human beings.” Expressing sadness and shock over the demise, the Governor added: “May his soul rest in peace. May God give strength to family to bear with this devastating tragedy.”
Describing Toy as “humble, upright and dedicated government servant,” Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio considered his demise a “huge loss for the Government of Nagaland and for the Nagas as a whole.”
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