KPC executive member passes away
Kohima, Jan. 20 (EMN): Rüülhoutuonuo Theünuo (49), treasurer of Kohima Press Club (KPC), passed away on Wednesday midnight at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research in Dimapur after a prolonged illness.
Her mortal remains were taken to Rüsoma, her native village in Kohima, where she was laid to rest on Thursday.
Rev James C Neikhrienyü, senior pastor of Baptist Mission Church, performed the last funeral rites.
Members of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), Kohima Press Club (KPC), and members of Kitsubozou Colony among others paid their last respects to the departed.
In a condolence message, Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, described Theünuo as a “multi-talented woman, with wide ranging interests spanning across journalism, news reading and politics.”
Informing that she started her career as a news reader in AIR, Kohima station, Rio recalled how Theünuo joined journalism and became the treasurer of KPC and later on entered politics to become a prominent leader of the women wing of the NDPP.
At the time of her death, she was holding the post of president of NDPP Northern Angami-II assembly constituency, the message read.
“Her death is a great loss for the Angami community, particularly for the people of Northern Angami-11 assembly constituency; and the void created by her untimely demise would be difficult to fill. However, her many good works in the field of journalism and public service would continue to inspire us for a long time to come,” Rio said.
He further conveyed condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
Meanwhile, the press fraternity of Nagaland including Kohima Press Club (KPC), Nagaland Press Association (NPA) and Dimapur Press Club (DPC) have mourned the passing away of Rüülhoutuonuo Theünuo.
KPC has described her as an amazing human being, who selflessly and diligently worked behind the scenes and made a lasting impression on everybody who knew her. She served the KPC as treasurer for three consecutive terms till her demise.
It lamented that in her death, Kohima Press Club had lost an anchor, a great mentor and a wonderful friend and added that her positive energy, resilience, hard work and cheerfulness would continue to inspire them.
It further conveyed condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty God to grant them comfort and strength to bear with the loss.
NPA, while condoling the demise of Ruuluotonuo Theunuo, stated that she would always be remembered for her contributions to the press fraternity.
NPA also conveyed condolence to the bereaved family and prayed to Almighty God to grant peace to the departed soul.
Dimapur Press Club (DPC) lamented that the media fraternity in Nagaland has lost a sharp, hardworking, and enthusiastic member with her passing. The DPC has conveyed condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty God to grant them strength to bear with the unrecoverable loss and to grant peace to the departed soul.