Shillong: The ministers and officials of the Meghalaya government on Saturday assembled to pay tribute to former union minister late Paty Ripple Kyndiah at a condolence meeting in the Main Secretariat.
A state funeral function for the departed leader will be held at Garrison Ground here on Sunday at 2.30 pm.
The meeting, chaired by Deputy Chief Minister RCLaloo, placed on record a deep sense of loss over the demise of Kyndiah.
Addressing the meeting, Laloo said it was through the counsel of Kyndiah that he was able to come back to the political circles after a long gap of 10 years.
Chief Adviser to the Government, D D Lapang called Late Kyndiah ?a stalwart of the State and of the nation, who never surrendered to problems and challenges? and spoke of his successes and achievements in his long political career.
Mizoram Home Minister for Home, Roshan Warjri said she had the opportunity of being associated with Kyndiah since her college days when he was a member of APHLC and recalled how as one of the leaders of Hill State Movement he had played a key role in mobilizing volunteers.
Sports & Youth Affairs Ministers Zenith Sangma spoke of his association with the Late leader as President of the State Youth Congress and called him his ?mentor?, adding that his demise is a great loss to the State and the nation as well.
The Chief Secretary P B O Warjri expressed his condolences on behalf of all the officers and staff of the government of Meghalaya.