Nagaland: News in brief

Nagaland: News in brief

V&V annual picnic on April 12

Kisama, April 10 (MExN): The Vice President of Vi mu Vikehie (V&V) club has informed that the annual picnic will be held on April 12, 11:00 am at Kisama. All the members have been requested to attend the programme without fail.

SW-80 virus microlite aircraft trial flight held

Dimapur, April 10 (MExN): The 1st trial flight of SW- 80 virus microlite aircraft of NCC from Dimapur airport was conducted on April 10. According to DC Dimapur, all AAI related issues for starting NCC flying has been resolved.

KPC mourns demise of Viya Sekhose

Kohima, April 10 (MExN): The Kohima Press Club (KPC) has mourned the demise of Viya Sekhose, one of the pioneers of journalism in Nagaland, on April 10 at Kohima. He was 77.

Sekhose had worked with the ‘Citizens Voice’ in the early 1970s then went on to start a weekly news journal called ‘The Guardian’ in 1976 and later changed the name to ‘The Kohima Weekly’ till early 1990s. He served as the Secretary of the erstwhile Nagaland Journalists’ Association and was also associated with the Kohima Press Club for several years.

The period when he worked as a journalist is considered a very difficult one for those who pursued journalism. Viya Sekhose managed to bring out a weekly newspaper through sheer passion, grit and determination. He was one of last of the few remaining who struggled with type-setting printing presses, gathered stories, searched for advertisements, and ran around for circulation and payments.

KPC in a condolence message stated that “Sekhose is remembered as a polite, amiable and wise yet mild soft-spoken man, who always had nice things to say to others.”

“The news of his passing away has evoked melancholy and grief in the hearts and minds of his peers in journalism while the younger journalists feel a deep sense of loss’, it added and conveys heartfelt condolences to his near and dear ones.