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1st NU, VC dies; CM, others condole
Published on 4 Aug. 2010 12:09 AM IST
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First vice-chancellor of Nagaland University, Prof. I. Yanger died at a hospital in Pune on Tuesday, following a prolonged illness. Yanger served as the first VC of the nascent central university during the period 1994 to 2000 after retiring from state government service as director of higher and technical education.
Born in Mokokchung’s Changki village in 1938, he graduated from St. Edmund’s College Shillong and did his masters in Economics from Gauhati University. He joined Fazl Ali College Mokokchung as lecturer in 1963 and later became the principal of the college in 1972. The funeral service would be held at Mokokchung on Thursday.
CM condoles
Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio has expressed sadness over the demise of Prof. I. Yanger, son of eminent educationist late Padmashree Mayangnokcha who passed away Tuesday morning at Pune after a prolonged illness. Remembering Prof. Yanger who served in various posts including lecturer and principal of Fazl Ali College Mokokchung, director higher and technical education and also as the first vice chancellor of Nagaland University from 1994-2000, Rio stated that his contributions towards the growth of education in the state would be long remembered. The chief minister further stated that the demise of late Yanger was not only an irreparable loss to family members, but also to the entire Naga people and the Ao tribe in particular. Rio, along with his wife, further conveyed condolences to members of the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
NU condoles
The vice-chancellor, officers, faculty, staff and students of Nagaland University has mourned the demise of I. Yanger, the first vice-chancellor of the University, who passed away on August 3. A NU condolence message issued by registrar, Dr. P. H. Naik stated that the contributions of Prof. I. Yanger in establishing and building the only central university in state as the founder vice-chancellor would always be remembered by all sections of the university community. Members of the university community shared the grief of the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty to give them strength and solace.
The teaching fraternity of Nagaland University, Lumami has expressed sadness over the demise of NU’s first VC, Prof. I. Yanger. NUTA conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
Meanwhile, teaching and non-teaching staff of NU, SETAM Dimapur conducted a condolence programme at its conference hall on August 3 to pay the last respects to the first vice chancellor of Nagaland University, late Prof. I. Yanger. Stating that NU had lost a pioneer in the field of education in late Yanger’s demise, staff of SETAM further extended their condolences to the bereaved family.
Central Executive Council of Nagaland University Teachers’ Association (CEC-NUTA) expressed sadness over the demise of Prof. I. Yanger Ao, the first vice chancellor of NU. Association prayed that the Almighty would grant peace and solace to the bereaved family at the time of grief.

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