“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” — Nancy Rathburn
A role model for future generation women from the state of Mizoram. Tochhong a 1979 cadre was the first woman IAS officer from Mizoram.
Here are five facts about Mrs. L. Tochhong
#1. Born on 18th October, 1954, L Tochhong’s parents moved from Mizoram to Shillong when she was just five years old.
#2. L. Tochhong aspired to become a “glamorous” air-hostess or “a doctor and heal the world and all that sort of thing”, but it was after her matriculation that she began to seriously consider the civil services.
#3. L. Tochhong became not only the first woman to become the Chief Secretary of Mizoram but also became the first Mizo woman to hold the post.
#4. On October 31, 2014 she completed her last day in office after a career spent serving in Maharashtra (as a probationer in Thane), Goa, Delhi (first as Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Tiz Hazare, and then as director in the Union Home Ministry) and later in her home-state of Mizoram.
#5. Her experience in New Delhi has been very helpful and she has used it to inspire and forge grit and determination in young aspirants of her home state.
Source courtesy: indianexpress.com
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