NONGTHAM, 7 Apr: The mortal remain of journalist Jason Khangthing was laid to rest at his native village Nongtham under Kharsang circle of Changlang district.
Villagers, well-wishers, family members, and media fraternity attended the last rite to pay their last homage.
Jason Khangthing lost his life in the line of duty on 5 April last. He was on his way to report on the Miao- Vijaynagar road when his bike collided with a tractor.
Attending the last rite, Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ) president Amar Sangno shared the memories and short but fruitful journey of late Khangthing in the field of Journalism.
Further, he expressed his gratitude to the villagers and well-wishers for attending the funeral in huge numbers.
Sangno urged all to continue with their support to the bereaved family members.
While responding to the appeal of Nongtham youths and Gaon Burah, Sangno assured that every possible help will be extended to the family members of Khangthing from the media fraternity of the state.
Representing the Arunachal Electronic & Digital Media Association (AEDMA) cum CEO of the Arunachal Today, Sangge Droma extended solidarity to the family members.
“Jason was one of the most sincere journalists and a founding member of the Arunachal Today, who in a very short period, won the hearts of many through his reporting and journalistic ethics,” she said.
Droma further informed the gathering that as a mark of respect to the departed soul and his passion for journalism, Arunachal Today will initiate an annual award in his name, as well as retire the ‘ID No. AT/06’ assigned to Khangthing.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pema Khandu also expressed his condolence and extended financial assistance to perform the last rites.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein also mourned the death of the young journalist.
Among others, Minister for UD & Town Planning, Kamlung Mossang, MLA- Diyun -Borduma Samlung Mossang, senior public leader Sethai Sena, PRI members, and other public leaders attended the funeral.