Not every day an aspirant from Udharbond constituency of Assam’s Cachar district makes it to crack the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) examination.

The joy gets doubled if he or she goes on to become the deputy commissioner (DC) of one of the most culturally rich districts and only island district of Assam – Majuli.

Yes, it’s true. Bikram Kairi, a resident of Majhargram in Udharbond and an IAS officer of 2014 batch, officiating as additional deputy commissioner of Tinsukia district, has been promoted and posted as the Majuli DC vide an order issued on Monday.

Kairi will take charge from outgoing deputy commissioner Debaprasad Mishra, who will join as the director of the department of food and civil supplies.

Son of Sitaram Kairi, an employee of the postal department and Janaki Devi, Bikram Kairi is currently on a visit to his native village at Majhargram.

Speaking to Northeast Now, Bikram Kairi said, “I am feeling excited over my new posting. For an IAS officer, such moments usher new spirit and excitement but also add bigger responsibilities.”

He added, “I believe, I will be able to use this opportunity for good effects and understand the unique cultural and geographical identity of Majuli besides contribute much more to the people and society of the world’s largest river island.”

When asked about his message to the young civil service aspirants, especially from the Barak Valley and Assam, Kairi said, “The journey is intricate but hard work pays rich dividends. Each day brings a new scope to deliver and contribute to the cause of the country.”

“Despite all ebbs and flows, there are diverse areas of work and young talents should be ready to face such stiff challenges to come out at the top,” said Kairi.

He is an alumnus of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Pailapool.

The school’s alumni association while congratulating Kairi said, “Personally he is a nature lover, knowledge activist and a true ambassador of education at the grassroots level. We pray for his happiness and wish him to be a great administrator of the nation.”

Aniruddha Laskar

Aniruddha Laskar is the Chief of Bureau, South Assam &and Mizoram. He can be reached at - anilaskar@gmail.com

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