9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 28 July 2019: The University of Science & Technology-Meghalaya (USTM) today mourns at the death of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri Donkupar Roy as he passed away in New Delhi today afternoon at the age of 65.
In a press statement, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of USTM said 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 Minister ship 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.” “In his death, we have lost a guardian who had dedicated his life for the service of the people helping to transform many lives. May almighty give strength to his family and near and dear ones in this hour of grief”, Hoque added. A condolence and tribute paying ceremony will be held tomorrow at USTM. Meanwhile, USTM has announced its decision to postpone its programme of Inauguration of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences which was scheduled to be held tomorrow.