Longest livestock serving civil servant superannuates

Pemagatshel: The livestock fraternity of Pemagatshel hosted a farewell dinner for Mr. Cheku Wangchuk who served at the Department of Livestock for 39 years and six months. He superannuated on October 9. More than the dinner, it was a moment to applauds and appreciate him on the successful completion of his tenure as a civil servant. It was really an emotional moment for the livestock friends who congratulated him for serving the government with full dedication and commitment.

The Deputy Chief Dzongkhag Livestock Officer congratulated him for being one of the role models who has inspired many livestock friends during his service. On behalf of the livestock fraternity, he wished Mr. Cheku a happy superannuation and post retirement success.

Mr. Cheku from Shumar gewog in Pemagatshel began his service back in 1980 at Tsirang. He is popular in the eastern region for his performance during the in-service refresher courses where he topped the assessment for 7th consecutive years. He had appreciation from the Department in 1994-1995 while based in Chaskar gewog in Mongar for his contribution towards breed improvement through artificial insemination (AI). During his tenure at Chaskar, he could transform the worst AI centre to the best one in the country. He also received a cash prize from the Ministry during the silver jubilee celebration in 1999 for his contribution to one of the highest conception rates in Mithun during his tenure at Khaling.

During the farewell, Mr. Cheku shared that the journey was long and life was not easy but he felt privileged to serve the country whole heartedly. He said that his tenure was successful due to support from the department, friends and family. He concluded by sharing a willingness to help the livestock fraternity after his retirement, if required.

Contributed by Yonten Dorji, Dzongkhag Veterinary Hospital, Pemagatshel

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