Gaken Ete breathed his last on Saturday.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the untimely demise of Secretary Science and Technology Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Gaken Ete who breathed his last on Saturday.
In his Condolence message, Khandu said “With profound grief, i write to share the grief of losing one of the most illustrious, qualified and decorated first generation technocrat turned bureaucrat of Arunachal Pradesh, who scaled the pinnacle of his chosen career. With the demise of Late Er Gaken Ete, Secretary Science & Technology on 9th February 2019, the State has lost an able engineer, a fine administrator and a great human being.
Born in 1961 at Darka village, Late Ete did his initial schooling from R K Mission and later completed his bachelors degree in Agriculture Engineering from Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana in1984. He joined Government of Arunachal Pradesh as Assistant Engineer in Water Resource Development in 1984 and was promoted as Executive Engineer in 1989. He later got elevated to SE in 1995 and Chief Engineer in 2000. He also joined the list of technocrat turned bureaucrat and became Secretary in Government of Arunachal Pradesh holding many important departments.
His sincerity and dedication towards his work fetched him lot of respect from all quarters. His love for sports especially badminton was known to all. Infact, he was the pioneer of the promotion of Badminton in the state and held the post of the Secretary, Arunachal State Badminton Association from 1998 to 14th June 2014 – longest in the history of Badminton in the state.
At this moment of extreme grief, me my family,colleagues in the Government and the people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity with you and share the pain inflicted by one of the greatest truth of life.
I pray Almighty to bestow you with strength to bear the irreparable loss. May the soul of the one of ablest son of Arunachal Pradesh rest in peace in heavenly abode” the message added further.