Arunachal: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) mourns scholar’s death

A condolence meet was organized in the university’s mini auditorium hall to pay homage to the departed soul.



The Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) fraternity here Friday mourned the death of Tage Mamu, a Ph. D scholar in the Department of History, remembering her as a dear colleague and student.

A condolence meet was organized in the university’s mini auditorium hall to pay homage to the departed soul.

RGU vice-chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha, registrar Tomo Riba, faculties, employees and students attended the program.

Late Mamu, the eldest daughter of Bulla Tage did her schooling from Oju Mission, graduated from Don Bosco College Jullang, Post Graduate in MA History from RGU, M.Phil in the topic ‘Patang: A socio-economic institution of the Apatanis’ and she was pursuing her doctoral degree in the topic ‘A history of Khamptis of Arunachal Pradesh: 1794 to 1947’ during the time of her death.

She died on Thursday morning owing to jaundice and Hepatitis. She was also the first Prefect of Dibang Halls of Residence.

Her supervisor Prof Sarah Hilaly, HoD History department remembered her as a bright young woman and good soul.

“Today I lost my first M.Phil scholar who was now on the verge of submitting her Ph. D thesis. No words to describe the pain I am going through and that the parents must be going through right now. Scholars community, family and the university have lost a distinguished scholar,” Prof Hilaly said.

RGU VC Prof Saket Kushwaha mourning the demise said the university has lost a great asset. Her death is a collective loss, he said.

In regard to students attending the candlelight vigil on such short notice, the VC said it showed how beautiful a soul she must have been.

“What happened tonight truly shows we’re all together. We’re all here to support each other. That’s what’s important,” he added.

Expressing deep sorrow he also said that the university will do all possible efforts needed to share the sorrow with the late scholar’s family.

In the light of the sickness, late Mamu was going through; Prof Kushwaha also said the university will be organizing a free hepatitis vaccination camp for the students and all residents of the university. He appealed all to attend and take benefit from the camp.

“She was outgoing, extroverted, a wonderful person, always had a smile on her face and never had a bad thing to say about anyone,” Taba Meth a Ph D scholar said.

Also condoling the death, RGURSF Chairman Reken Lollen said “Mamu’s passing leaves a void in the scholars’ community and the university. She was loved by all and was a positive influence on all those whose paths she crossed; everyone took a liking to her.”

A Candlelight vigil and 2 minutes silence was also observed.

The program was organized by the RGU Research Scholars’ Forum.


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