Mortal remains of journalist Jason Khangthing laid to rest

NONGTHAM, Apr 7: The mortal remains of journalist Jason Khangthing were laid to rest at his native village Nongtham under Kharsang circle of Changlang district today in presence of his grieving parents and a large gathering of mourners, including the relatives, well-wishers and members from the media fraternity.

The promising journalist had lost his life in the line of duty on April 5 last. He was on his way for reporting for Miao-Vijaynagar road when his bike collided with the trolley of a tractor.

Attending the funeral ceremony, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) president Amar Sangno shared the memories and short but fruitful journey of late Jason Khangthing in the field of journalism.

Further, he also expressed 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 the son of the soil. While responding to the appeal of Nongtham youths and Gaon Burah, the APUWJ president assured that every possible help will be extended to the family members of Jason from the media fraternity of the State.

Representing the Arunachal Electronic & Digital Media Association (AEDMA), CEO of ‘Arunachal Today’ Sangge Droma extended solidarity to 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.

She informed 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 condoled the sad demise of the journalist and extended financial assistance to perform his last rites. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein also mourned the demise and extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Among others, UD & Town Planning Minister Kamlung Mossang, Bordumsa-Diyun MLA Samlung Mossang, senior public leader Sethai Sena, PRI members and other public leaders attended the funeral.