USTM & RIST paid homage to PA
Chancellor, USTM and the Chairman, ERD
Foundation along with the entire ERDF family
consisting of all constituent institutions,
express profound grief & shock at the sudden
demise of the former Speaker of Lok Sabha and
Chief Minister of Meghalaya P. A. Sangma.
Students, Faculties, Deans & high officials of
University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya (USTM)
& Regional Institute of Science & Technology (RIST),
today paid homage & prayed to the almighty
for the eternal peace of the departed soul of P.
A. Sangma who was also one of the main
influencing force behind the establishment of
both the institutions in Meghalaya.
Captain P. A. Sangma was the main architect of
the University Act, which culminated in the USTM.
He has been a guiding force behind the
establishment & nurturing of both USTM & RIST.
He was the one who had laid the foundation stone
of RIST & was a constant source of
The authorities of ERD Foundation saluted the
contribution of this great son of Meghalaya
towards the development of the North Eastern
region & they are committed to rise up to the
expectation of this great mentor & well wisher.
At this solemn moment they resoluted a pledge
that following the footsteps of late Sangma,
they will continue to serve the region & the