11th Dec 2019 11:12:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Dec 11: Minoti Riba, the wife of former Chief Minister late Tomo Riba and a lady with multifarious qualities whose contributions cutting across several spheres of social and public life that will always be remembered by the state, breathed her last at her Nahalagun residence today at 8.30 am in the morning.
With the sudden demise of the octogenarian lady, a pall of gloom has descended in the state and condolences continued pouring in all through  the day. 
Governor Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) while expressing his grief said, the state has lost a pious lady who worked for the poor, needy and physically challenged people till the last moment. Conveying his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of the state’s people and the Raj Bhavan family, Governor said that in this hour of grief, prayer goes out to the Almighty to give eternal peace to the departed soul and bestow strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss. As a mark of respect to Late Riba, Governor, accompanied by Commissioner to Governor R.P. Singh, Director General of Police and officials of Raj Bhavan visited the bereaved family members at Al-Fresco, E Sector, Naharlagun and laid wreath on her mortal remains. Chief Minister Pema Khandu in his condolence message said “With a heavy heart, I write to share the grief of losing one of the pioneers of women empowerment and a former member of the Consumer Dispute Redressal Committee, Late Minoti Riba who left for her heavenly abode today and the news of her demise has come as a shocker not only to her family members, relatives and well-wishers but also for the people of the entire state.” “At this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the government and people of Arunachal Pradesh extend our solidarity and my respect for the great soul grew manifold when I came to know that she donated her body to Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences,” the message read.

State Legislative Assembly Speaker Pasang D. Sona deeply mourning the demise of Minoti Riba said that she was not only a social reformer, writer and cultural activist, but also a kind hearted person who loved everyone. The Speaker, who met the bereaved family members at Naharlagun, offered his heartfelt condolences and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) has deeply mourned the passing away of Minoti Riba. A team led by its President Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi visited her residence to pay their last respect by placing a wreath on her mortal remains. Thongchi recalled the interaction with Riba just a few days back when she was felicitated by APLS for her outstanding contributions in the field of art, culture, literature which spanned over five decades.
Arunachal will always remember Minoti Riba for her endless and solid contributions in every sphere she ventured. She was a dedicated social worker, a caring mother and a woman of substance who went on to become member of many organizations like Assam Sahitya Sabha, Lekhika Smaroh Samiti apart from being the member of Consumer Dispute Redressal Committee. She will be especially remembered for her exemplary role in fostering the cooperative movement of Arunachal Pradesh since 1957. As a first generation officer, she educated the state about cooperative movement and was associated with Sammonoy Gut Cooperative Societies Ltd and awarded the best Co-operator of Arunachal at the ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration of Cooperative Movement in Arunachal Pradesh’. PRO Raj Bhavan, CMO, Speaker Media Cell, APLS 

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