RONO HILLS, Jun 30: Rajiv Gandhi University fraternity with a heavy heart bade farewell to renowned academician Prof Tamo Mibang here on Tuesday.
He is a first Arunachalee to become vice chancellor of a central university while serving as professor of Arunachal Institute of Tribal Studies. He served as pro-VC, VC-in-charge and VC, when the varsity excelled in academic and made unparallel achievements before he demitted his post after 41 years.
VC Prof. Saket Kushwaha lauded Prof. Mibang for his invaluable contributions which have made him a ‘living legend’ and promised to work for making the RGU one of the best in India. Sharing his virtues of patience, discipline and integrity, he said that all should try to emulate these qualities besides he was a great administrator and a greater academician.
Registrar Prof. Tomo Riba, recited a poem, which reflected many used to call him (Prof Migang) Frontier Gandhi for his poise, calm and integrity’ stated the poem.
Pro-VC Prof. Amitava Mitra described him kind, helpful and benevolent while Prof. Prashna Kumar Panigrahi termed him first tribal professor;
Reciprocating the gesture, Prof. Mibang thanked all and urged them to carry forward the legacy that has been created and nurtured by him. He stressed on team work to make the RGU of international repute as its students have great potentials. They should be given right opportunities to showcase their talents, he added.
Prof. Mibang was given a memento, a citation and art work by fine arts & music department students after he launched RGU website and bi-lingual monthly edition of Rono Post. This website information with centralized data updation would help in dissemination, a RGU release said, which also highlighted career of Prof Mibang.