CM, DCM mourn Kangir Jamoh

ITANAGAR, Feb 7: Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his deputy Chowna Mein on Wednesday deeply mourned the death of former state BJP president and senior leader of the Adi community, Kangir Jamoh.
“In his demise, the state has lost a first generation leader, a social activist and a perfect gentleman,” said Pema in his condolence message to late Kangir’s wife Padmeswari Jamoh.
Jamoh graduated from JNC Pasighat and was the first APCS officer from Komkar village in Upper Siang. He served as circle officer in various places. In the later part of ’90s, Jamoh resigned from the government job and joined the BJP. He served as the state BJP president from 1998 to 2003.
Recalling his immense contribution in maintaining communal harmony in the state, Pema said, “Jamoh had actively participated in giving valuable inputs during preparation of Budget for 2017-18, when the state government had invited the CBOs for their suggestions.”
The chief minister, on behalf of the people of the state, his colleagues and family, conveyed deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
“Jamoh was an astute politician and active social worker as well. He quit active politics to serve the society selflessly. He had taken many initiatives to reform Adi customary laws and also worked for preservation and promotion of indigenous faith and culture, customs and traditions,” Mein said, in his message to Padmeswari.
“He will also be remembered for his untiring efforts to bring unity among different tribes and for spearheading movements against drug abuse and other social evils prevailing in the tribal society,” Mein said, adding that the vacuum created by his death would be difficult to fill.
Joining the mourners and praying for eternal peace of his departed soul, former chief minister Nabam Tuki, in his message, termed his untimely death an irreparable that would create a gap which would be difficult to fill as his invaluable contributions for socio-economic development of the state would always be remembered for times to come.
Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Takam Sanjoy remembered Jamoh as a vibrant leader and social worker and said that his untimely demise is an irreparable loss for the state.
Sanjoy, on behalf of rank and file of APCC, conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family to withstand the irreparable loss.
Parliamentary Secretary for Sports and Youth Affairs Nyamar Karbak has also expressed his deep sympathies over the demise of Late Kangir Jamoh.
“Jamoh was a true social leader, who had always advocated for the unity of all tribes. His contribution for the state’s causes would always be fondly remembered by the society,” said the Tanw Supuñ Dukuñ (Apatani Apex Council).
The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) also condoled the death of Jamoh
Meanwhile, Pasighat town observed a complete and spontaneous shutdown as a mark of respect to late Jamoh.
Thousands of people from various walks of life and stature and CBOs paid their last respects to Jamoh when his mortal remains were brought to Pasighat from Guwahati on Wednesday by air.
Among others, Lok Sabha MP Ninong Ering, Parliamentary Secretaries Tatung Jamoh (A&F) and Kaling Moyong (DM), Advisor to CM Lombo Tayeng, MLAs Kento Rina and Tapang Taloh, former minister Bosiram Siram, Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak, SP Prashant Gautam, SP (SIT) Pranav Tayal, ZPC Kaling Dai, Chief Councilor (PMC) Kaling Doruk and others expressed deep shock and grief over the demise of Jamoh.
All prayed to the almighty for eternal rest of the departed soul and to give strength to the bereaved family members to bear the loss, the messages read.
The last rites of Jamoh are expected to be performed at Chimpu here on Thursday.