Brave heart Wanteilang Jyrwa’s body brought home, last rites today

Shillong,Aug.17: The body of Wanteilang Jyrwa, who lost his life after he drowned in the Arabian Sea when he tried to save two tourists from drowning on August 14 at Kudle beach of Gokarna in Kumta taluk, Karnataka was brought home to SOS Children’s Village Shillong on Thursday, plunging everyone in the state of mourning.

Wanteilang, who is pursuing his 1st year MSC in Mysuru’s All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, completed his schooling from Seven Set Higher Secondary School, Shillong and his 10+2 from St Edmund’s College, Shillong.

Wanteilang Jyrwa is the fifth child of the seven children of (L) Stolington Iawphniaw and (L) Khrinlina Jyrwa a resident of Diskiang village which is 5km far from Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills District and which falls under Rambrai Jyrngam Constituency. Jyrwa had taken shelter in the orphanage of SOS Children’s Village Shillong which is in Umiam since 1999 till date.

Anoop Singh SOS Children’s Village Director, Elizabeth Mawkhlieng Youth Co-worker of SOS Children’s Village, J.JKylla Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee Ri-Bhoi District, Principal and students of Seven Set Higher Secondary School Shillong, members of Presbyterian Church Malki, besides SOS Children’s Village – Umiam his family and friends, paid their last respects to him.

The last respect for Jyrwa SOS Children’s Village – Umiam, together with Wanteilang’s family, SOS Children’s Village Director, Youth Co-worker of SOS Children’s Village, Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee Ri-Bhoi District, Principal and students of Seven Set Higher Secondary School Shillong, members of Presbyterian Church Malki pay their last respect for Jyrwa.

The body was flown to his hometown at Nongstoin today for his last rites.

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