Wishes from Arunachal as educationist Silverene hits century
ITANAGAR, Nov 12: Padmashree Silverene Swer, who served the people of the NEFA has reached her 100th year. Born on 12th Nov. 1910 in Shillong, Meghalaya, Swer joined as Social Education Officer in the Community Project at Pasighat in March, 1953. Her contribution in the field of education is fondly remembered by the people of undivided Siang and Tirap.
Her tremendous contribution in the field of education, health and hygiene and other community project works during her posting at Pasighat is fondly recalled even today.
She retired in 1968 as Principal Teacher`s Training Institute, Changlang.
Swer, who did her graduation from Calcutta University in 1932 and a B.T. in 1936 was appointed as Assistant Controller of Rationing at Shillong to streamline the rationing system during the Second World War.
She carried out the task effortless which later earned her a special commendation from the Government.
She was a teacher in the Pine Mount School, Shillong before joining Government Service in the erstwhile North East Frontier Agency (NEFA).
To mark the day, Governor of Meghalaya, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary felicitated her on 100th birthday at Raj Bhavan, Shillong with Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh as a special guest. Governor Gen Singh greeted the educationist on behalf of people of Arunachal Pradesh. “It has been a unique honour to be present here today and it is a joyous occasion for all of us to celebrate this day as Padmashree Silverene Swer has seen the birth of our nation at stroke of midnight, to the changing landscapes and the socio-economic fabric which has undergone a dramatic change.
Underscoring the special occasion, Gen Singh said, the learning we draw from elders is the spirit of the life and the never say die spirit which is the enabling force allowing a person to accomplish more from each passing moment of life.
Governor stated that “We would pass this achievement of yours to people of Arunachal through media and some of your students will be very happy to learn about your health and well being.
Gen Singh extended her an invitation to visit Arunachal Pradesh,
Governor, as a token of love from people of Arunachal Pradesh and to remind her of her good old days in the State presented a Mishmi Pipe to Padmashree Silverene Swer. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)
Source: The Arunachal Times