A felicitation program for local bureaucrat and army officer was held at Katomei village community hall which was organised by the Katomei Youth & Students Organization (KYSO).
In his welcome address, T. Rangding, President, Katomei Youth & Students Organization (KYSO) asserted that success is not accident. It is hard work perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifices and most of all, the love of what one is doing.
Introducing the two great personalities of the village, the student leader mentioned that Rang Peter, IAS who also holds the post of Jt. Secretary, TA & H/Horti. & SC/Co-op., Govt of Manipur is stated to be the first IAS officer from Maram tribe under Senapati district.
Acknowledging the bravery and great contribution in defence of the nation, Captain Maningba Rangnamei of 16th Bihar Regiment was awarded the prestigious Gallantry Award under “Mention in Despatches” by the President of India in January this year for his bold confrontation against the Chinese PLA in the Galwan valley along the LAC.
The student leader stated that both of them had inspired the rest of the upcoming scholars while facing their own challenges. Calling a proud moment to belong to the same village, the President of the youth body called so fortunate to follow the footstep of the duo.
Katomei village chairman apologised for not to have organised such felicitation program earlier in the past due to the pandemic. Calling the duo as sons of the soil, the village chairman lauded the duo where parents are always praying to produce such children from the village adding their dreams were fulfilled through their achievements not only for the village but for the whole district, state and the nation at large. The village chairman while giving thanks to God prays that more and of such achievements to come even in future.
General women chairperson in her speech congratulate the duo and called the mothers have no other joy than to hear their children doing great. The women leader also expressed gratitude to their parents to have produced such children from the land making everyone proud of them.
Joyson, Advisor to the youth organization lauded the duo to have made the village, district, state and nation proud of their achievements. The struggle for them might not be very easy but through their achievements have brought laurels to one and all, he mentioned.
The Katomei village authority and the women society (General) presented traditional shawl to the duo in recognition of their achievements while the Katomei Youth & Students Organization (KYSO) presented certificate of acknowledgement to the duo. Rev. Nethaniah Khayi, Pastor during the blessing hour stated that whatever one aspires could not be accomplished without God’s gift and blessings and urged the duo that higher responsibilities lie ahead with higher positions. The pastor blessed the duo at the end of the program.
Mention may be made that Rang Peter, IAS was an MCS officer of 2007 batch where he served as SDO, Chingai block, SDO, Lamlong, AC to DC, Ukhrul, SDO, Tadubi, CEO, ADC, Senapati, Dy. Secretary, Family Welfare & Health, Horti. Conferred IAS in the year, 2020 (2016 batch) and had served as Jt. Secretary, Family Welfare & Health, Horti. & SC/Co-op and presently serving as Jt. Secretary, TA & H/Horti. & SC/Co-op., Govt of Manipur.
Captain Maningba Rangnamei of 16th Bihar Regiment was a product of Sainik School, Imphal and did his NDA from Pune, passed the Joint Training Academy and was commissioned on June 09, 2018, his unit, 16 Bihar Regiment was posted in the hard field in Galwan valley along LAC from 2018 till October, 2020. Presently, the 16 Bihar Regiment was recently stationed in Hyderabad.