ITANAGAR, July 21: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Wednesday deeply mourned the sad demise of the state’s first generation civil servant Tagom Darang who expired on Tuesday after a prolonged illness.
In his condolence message to Darang’s wife Omang Moyong Darang, Khandu wrote “I am deeply pained to learn about the sad demise of our first generation civil servant Late Tagom Darang.”
Hailing from babuk village, Late Tagom Darang completed his graduation from St Edmund’s College, Shillong and joined civil services as a base superintendent at Khonsa in 1965. He served in almost all the parts of the state as Circle officer, EAC, Joint Secretary, Director, Deputy Commissioner and Secretary to Government of Arunachal Pradesh. He had retired in the year 2006.
“In his demise, the state has lost a veteran administrator, who contributed immensely towards the development of the State in various capacities. I believe, leaving this mortal world will not diminish the love and affection showered on him by the people and his soul will remain immortal. So would his footsteps and the contributions made to the state during his memorable service career,” the chief minister said.
“I know this would be the most trying times for the family members to cope with the irreparable loss, I hope my humble words of consolation would ease the grief even if a little. Me, my family, colleagues in the Government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with the grieving family and share the pain inflicted by one of the greatest truths of life,” Khandu said.
“I pray Lord Buddha to bestow them with strength to bear the irreparable loss. May his soul rest in peace in heavenly abode,” the message added.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Nabam Tuki also mourned the demise of Darang.
“I am deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Darang, who was a first generation civil servant of NEFA era and a devoted and committed person and a man of discipline and principle, who served in various capacities in the state government,” Tuki said.
His dedicated service and contribution for the development of the state and welfare of the people will always be remembered, the Congress MLA said.
“I extend my sincere condolences to the bereaved family members and pray to Almighty to give them comfort and strength to bear the irreparable loss cause to them,” Tuki added.
Pasighat East and West MLAs Kaling Moyong and Ninong Ering respectively expressed grief over the death of Darang.
In their condolence messages, both the MLAs stated that they were extremely shocked to hear the news of Darang’s demise.
He was known for his honesty and simplicity. An epitome of integrity and dedication and his dedicated services in various capacities to the people of the state will not be forgotten. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and pray that they have all the courage to cope with this tragedy. May his soul rest in peace,” the MLAs added.