Ninety-four-year-old journalist from Mizoram, Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, who was awarded the Padma Shri in Delhi on Monday, said he would continue to work for as long as it was possible.
He was in 2016 declared the “oldest working journalist in the country” by Mizoram Information and Public Relations Department and Mizoram Journalist Association (MJA).
Speaking to PTI over the phone from Delhi, Pachuau said he would “remain indebted to his colleagues and well-wishers” for the support they extended to him over the years.
“I never expected that I would be receiving the Padma Shri. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has personally congratulated me during the award presentation ceremony. I will continue to be a part of the journalism profession for as long as I can,” he stated.