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Kohima Press Club mourns demise

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 11, 2019 12:28 am

Dimapur, April 10 (EMN): Kohima Press Club (KPC) has mourned the demise of Viya Sekhose, one of the pioneers of journalism in Nagaland, who passed away on April 10 in Kohima. He was 77.

KPC press release issued by its acting president, Atul Sharma, and the general secretary, Alice Yhoshü, stated that Sekhose had worked with the ‘Citizens Voice’ in the early 1970s and 1went on to start a weekly news journal called ‘The Guardian’ in 1976. He later changed the name to ‘The Kohima Weekly’ till early 1990s. He also served as the secretary of the erstwhile Nagaland Journalists’ Association and was also associated with the Kohima Press Club for several years.

The release stated that Viya Sekhose was one such journalist, who 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, ran errand for circulation and payments.

KPC has remembered him as a polite, amiable and wise yet mild soft-spoken man, who always had nice things to say to others. It further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Apr 11, 2019 12:28:14 am