Guv, CM and others condole Rutsa’s demise

Guv, CM and others condole Rutsa’s demise
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Dimapur, June 11: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya has expressed shock and grief at the untimely demise of renowned journalist, Xavier Rutsa, President, Kohima Press Club at Kohima on June 11.
In a condolence message the Governor described later Xavier as a fine gentleman, a sensitive journalist, a generous friend and a thoughtful writer.
Nagaland journalism has lost a refined journalist today, he stated. Governor Acharya said that his legacy will continue to inspire the budding journalists as he was a mentor to young journalists and a fountain of wisdom to his colleagues.
Governor Acharya expressed his deepest condolences to all family members, the media fraternity and those closely associated with him and prayed to Almighty to give strength to his relatives to withstand the sudden demise.
Neiphiu Rio:
Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio has expressed shock at the demise of Xavier Rutsa, senior journalist on June 11.
In a condolence message, the chief minister stated that late Rutsa was one of the senior journalists in the state and has an illustrious career was Correspondent for Nagaland Post; a regular contributor to Eastern Panorama, and was presently the Kohima Correspondent of the Times of India.
Being a keen sports enthusiast, he used to report extensively on local sporting events and dedicated his free time towards various social activities, he said adding he found Xavier to be sincerely committed towards social causes and was always positive in his approach towards public concerns.
Stating that in his demise, the people of Nagaland have lost a towering media personality, a good friend and a simple, humble human being, Rio, on behalf of the Government of Nagaland and on behalf of his family extended heartfelt condolences to all members of the bereaved family, the media fraternity and to all those who knew him.
T R Zeliang:
Leader of Opposition, T R Zeliang has expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise of Xavier Rutsa and said a reliable, unbiased and a man guided by journalism ethics, he did justice to his profession.
Zeliang said that late Rutsa was actively involved in the activities of the media fraternity and was epitome of a good journalist, whose untimely demise is a great loss to the media fraternity of Nagaland.
Zeliang along with his family extended deepest condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
Dr Shurhozelie:
President of Naga People’s Front, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu has expressed grief at the sudden demise of senior Journalist and President of Kohima Press Club, Xavier Rutsa early hour on June 11.
It is tragic that such a young man with his caliber who is not only contributing to the society through his journalism but also active in many social organization had left for his heavenly abode, the NPF president said.
“Late Xavier Rutsa is an honest and an upright senior Journalist of deep understanding with an incisive edge in his writings had immensely contributed for the upliftment of the society and the vacuum he created will be difficult to replace and his untimely demise is a great loss to the media fraternity of Nagaland,” he stated in a condolence message.
He expressed deepest condolences to his family members, the media fraternity of Nagaland and prayed to the Almighty to grant solace and comfort all his near and dear ones.”
Y Patton:
Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton, on his behalf and on behalf of his colleagues and BJP Nagaland party rank and file expressed grief at the sudden and untimely demise of Xavier Rutsa, senior Journalist and President of Kohima Press Club.
He said the vacuum created by his demise would be difficult to fill the gap and his untimely demise is a great loss to the media fraternity of Nagaland and Nagas in general.
Patton expressed deepest condolences to his family members, the media fraternity of Nagaland and prayed to the Almighty god to grant solace and comfort to his near and dear ones.
K Therie:
NPCC president, K Therie has expressed grief at the sudden passing away of Senior Journalist Xavier Rutsa, President of Kohima Press Club and correspondent, Times of India.
In a condolence message, Therie said late Xavier was a tall figure among the fraternity whose affable yet professional personality made him stand out and also gave him access to all sections of society irrespective of their affiliations.
Stating that late Xavier Rutsa’s demise has created an irreparable void not only for the bereaved family but also for media fraternity and the people of the state, the NPCC president conveyed deep sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed that the Almighty God give them all the strength to overcome this dark hour of grief. (Page News Service)