7th Apr 2021 11:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

NONGTHAM, Apr 7: The mortal remains of Journalist Jason Khangthing was laid to rest  with full rituals at his native Nongtham village under Kharsang circle of Changlang district. Huge crowds of villagers, well-wishers, family members, and media fraternity attended the rites to pay their last homage.
Jason Khangthing lost his life in the line of duty on April 5th last. He was on his way to report on Miao- Vijaynagar road when his bike collided with the trolley of a tractor.
Attending the funeral ceremony, President Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) Amar Sangno recalled the short but fruitful journey of the late scribe in the field of Journalism.
Further, he also expressed his gratitude to the villagers and well-wishers for attending the funeral in huge numbers to show their love and support to a journalist as well as their son of the soil. “I am really amazed witnessing such huge love and support, please continue supporting the aggrieved family,' Sangno said.
While responding to the appeal of Nongtham youths and Gaon Burah , Sangno assured that every possible help will be extended to the family from the state's media fraternity.
Representing the Arunachal Electronic & Digital Media Association (AEDMA) cum CEO of Arunachal Today, Sangge Droma extended solidarity with the family members. "Jason was one of the most sincere and founding members of ‘Arunachal Today’ who in a very short period won the hearts of many through his news work and journalistic ethics."
CEO, Arunachal Today further informed the gathering that as a mark of respect to the departed soul and his passion for journalism, team Arunachal Today will initiate an annual award in his name, as well as retire the ‘ID No. AT/06’ assigned to Jason, so that it would not be allotted again to anyone.
 Earlier, Chief Minister Pema Khandu also expressed his condolence and extended financial assistance to perform the last rites.
Among others, Minister for UD & Town Planning, Kamlung Mossang, MLA- Diyun –Borduma Samlung Mossang, Sethai Sena, senior public leader, PRI members, and other public leaders attended the funeral.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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