5 facts about the first woman IAS officer from Mizoram, L. Tochhong

5 facts about the first woman IAS officer from Mizoram, L. Tochhong

“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

Featured image(courtesy): shethepeople.tv



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