Tribute and Condolence by
USTM for Dr Donkupar Roy
Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque paying tribute to Dr Donkupar
Roy at Guwahati airport on 29th July 2019
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 29 July 2019: Thousands of
USTM students and staff along with Chancellor Mahbubul
Hoque paid tribute to Dr Donkupar Roy as his mortal
remains brought by an Indigo aircraft from New Delhi to
LGBI Airport today morning at 7.45 where Chief Minister
Conrad K Sangma, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui and
many others were also present. USTM students formed
human chain on both sides of the GS Road to show respect
and offer tribute to this great personality as the
vehicle carrying his body moved towards Shillong.
At USTM campus, the Vice Chancellor, Students, faculty
and rest of the staff assembled for a condolence meet at
12 noon and offered floral tribute to Dr Donkupar Roy,
Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and Former Chief Minister.
Classes were cancelled after the condolence meet as a
mark of respect to the leader who was the key person
behind the birth of USTM.
Mahbubul Hoque, the Chancellor of USTM expressed his
sadness on the demise of Dr Roy stating that the
guidance and support provided by this great leader of
Meghalaya during the establishment of USTM have been
immense. “It was during his Chief Ministership in 2008
that the USTM Act was passed by the Meghalaya Assembly.
Since then, Donkupar Roy sir has been a constant guiding
force, inspiration and support in all the major efforts
of USTM, he always remained like a member of the USTM
family.” Hoque said that USTM has lost a guardian who
had dedicated his life for the service of the people
helping to transform many lives. His contribution will
remain unforgettable to USTM community.