ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The Chief Engineer PWD Katung Wahge retired from service on Friday. A first-generation officer of Nyishi community Wahge joined the service in the year 1985 as an engineer in then CPWD. He was first posted to remote Anini. Talking to press here on Friday on his last day at office, Wahge recalled his days in the service starting from first posting.
“It used to take 4 days to reach Anini when I was posted there. I have been lucky enough to serve in various parts of the state. I had the longest tenure in the capital region and have seen growth of the ICR,” said Wahge.
He also said being a first generation Nyishi officer, he had tried hard to guide the Nyishi youths in the right direction. “People used to look upto us. I have always tried my best to serve my tribe in the best possible manner since the school days,” said Wahge.
Further he said Arunachal needs better schools, colleges and universities to tap the talent and human resource potential of the state. Wahge also called upon parents to change their attitude and spend more time with kids in order to keep them away from drugs.
Before being appointed as the Chief Engineer, Wahge served at several places across districts. He was posted in Division (IV) (1990–92) of the PWD, then Tawang (1992–95), Ziro (1995–97), Doimukh (1997–1999) and Basar , where he barely stayed 1 and half month and worked as Director, Housing and later as chief engineer from 2013.
‘I wants to continue doing philanthropic works for the society’.
I was the first and last batch of engineers from PWD from state to received practical training at Nirman Bhawan on CPWD works manual during those days. He said. .
” In this competitive world where jobs are scarce and unemployment rate is in thousands, I suggest unemployed youth to look for other career opportunities above government jobs which guarantee them moderate sustainable livelihood,” Wahge said in his message to the youth.
” It is a wonderful experience being an engineer and especially my association with the city of Itanagar, whose colony/sector roads I have seen turning into concrete pavements. Grand State Legislative Assembly and Secretariat building that comes up before my eyes and much more,” remembered the outgoing CE.