Kohima, June 04 (NEx): NDPP candidate from the 8th Western Angami Assembly Constituency & Former PHED Chief Engineer Kevisekho Kruse, passed away today, June 4th, 2021. The Chief Minister alongwith many others including NDPP, NECU condoled the demise of the former NDPP candidate.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in his condolence message recalled Kruse as a hardworking, sincere and diligent person who served the State Government as a dedicated and committed officer and was eventually promoted to Chief Engineer of PHE Department.
In 2017, he took voluntary retirement from service and joined State politics to contest the State General Elections in 2018. His demise is a great loss to the family as well as Khonoma village in particular. Moreover, the NDPP party has lost a promising leader and the vacuum created will be difficult to fill. Though he is no longer with us, his selfless deeds will always be remembered, Rio added.
CM Rio alongwith his wife extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prays that Almighty God will give them strength and courage to bear the irreparable loss.
Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton conveyed heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and supporters of Er. Kevisekho Kruse of NDPP. Patton said he was a leader many looked up to and his sudden demise is deeply saddening.
The National Democratic People’s Party (NDPP) expressed shock and grief on the sudden demise of Er. Kevisekho Kruse, former NDPP Candidate.
The party in it’s condolence message said that Er. Kruse, after a long and successful career in government service, decided to continue serving the people by contesting the general elections of 2018 as the official candidate of the NDPP from the 8th Western Angami Assembly Constituency.
Though he was unsuccessful in the elections, he never wavered from his
commitment to serve the people of his constituency and continued to work towards the upliftment and welfare of the people and the party, both in the constituency as well as the State level, it said.
Also, the party stated that in his untimely demise, the people of the State in general and the constituents of the 8th Western Angami assembly constituency and the NDPP in particular have lost a bright and dedicated leader whose loss will be difficult to replace.
Further, the Vice Chancellor of North East Christian University (NECU) Prof. Darlando Khathing expressed shock and sense of loss on the untimely passing away of Er. Kevisekho Kruse.
He said the Governing Council, Staff and Faculty of the North East Christian University deeply mourn the huge loss to society in general and the University in particular and conveyed deepest sympathy is to all the family members and loved ones.
Further, the VC mentioned that Late Er. Kevisekho Kruse was a member of the first Governing Council of NECU since 2014. He has been most supportive and took active interest in the development of the University and worked in quiet, humble but effective ways.
He also recalled Er. Kruse as one who promoted NECU whenever he could and encouraged its support from individuals and the Government and was a constant source of encouragement. He will be missed dearly and his name will be proudly etched in the University records, Khathing added.
Also, the Angami Women Organization (AWO) expressed shocked at the sudden and untimely demise of late Er. Kevisekho Kruse. Terming him as a man of Principle and Integrity and an efficient bureaucrat and politician, AWO said that late Er. Kruse served the Nagaland Government in various capacities with humility, honesty, dedication, commitment and honesty till his retirement and added that he was an uprising politician and contested in the last General Assembly Election 2018 from the 8th Western Angami Constituency.
The Angami Gazetted Officers Krotho condoled the death of its retired member Late Er. Kevisekho Kruse and expressed deep shock and sadness.
AGOK recalled Late Er. Kevisekho as a distinguished and prominent figure who, during his service in the State Government, had also served the Krotho as General Secretary from 1994 to 1996 with dedication and sincerity. He was a straightforward and God fearing person and his demise is a great loss not only to his immediate community but to the society as a whole and the vacuum created will be difficult to fill, it said.