CM mourns soldier’s demise

ITANAGAR, May 22: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has expressed grief over the sudden demise of Sena Medal awardee Wanghian Lowang, and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
Lowang, a resident of Mokttowa village in Tirap district, was a soldier in the 6 Assam Regiment and was on leave at the time of his death due to a heart attack.
“I am deeply saddened by the untimely demise of a brave son of the soil, who, despite hailing from a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh, had donned the soldier’s uniform and guarded the nation against its enemies. Late Lowang will be always remembered for his service to the nation and remain a pride of Aru-nachal Pradesh,” Pema said in a message this evening.
He hailed Lowang for showing exemplary bravery during the gun-battle with terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir on 14 August, 2009, for which he was awarded the Sena Medal by the Indian Army.
The CM expressed gratitude to Mokttowa village “for producing a brave patriot like late Lowang” and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. (CMO)