It is often heard of that 'Destiny cannot be checked' and that is why perhaps, nothing could save our beloved son Ramanuj Gupta (Raja) from the hands of inevitable destiny. He left for heavenly abode on 14th November 1997 on account of sudden and severe cardiac failure at the age of 23 years only. In spite of being aware of the saying of Shakespeare "All that live must die", his departure from amongst us has created a great vacuum which would never be filled up. Still we have consoled and comforted ourselves by resting our faith on the maxim "Whom the Gods love, die young".
In fact, Ramanuj had all the qualities of head and heart. He was gentle, honest, sensitive, selfless, obedient and accommodating. His heart always cried for the poor and the needy. He possessed a very special knack for science subjects and thereby he comfortably passed Computer Engineering from B.I.T Bangalore obtaining First Class marks. He was going to join Motorola Group of Companies but death departed him from all that he had. Above all, he was in love with poetry and he also spilt ink to write quite a good number of poems.
During his brief span of life, he always wanted to make his services available for the society in which he lives. Ramanuj had his dreams and vision. In order to make his dreams a reality, we have taken the initiative to set up "Ramanuj Gupta Memorial Charitable Trust". The main objective of the Trust is 'Service to the poor with potentialities'. The Trust believes in heart and soul that "God loveth a cheerful give'. The maiden venture of the Trust is the establishment of one full-fledged Science College here at Silchar, situated in the southern part a` Assam. The College is known as "Ramanuj Gupta Junior College" and a high school named as "Ramanuj Vidyamandir". A good number of renowned educationists and veteran teachers of this town have been extending their helping hands in all possible ways to make this project a great success.
We will also not willingly forget the generous donors who have stood beside us in order to translate the dreams of our last son Ramanuj into practice. It would be a matter of great consolation for us if all of you extend your co-operation and help to us in the coming days too.
Ramanuj is no more with us but in the words of Tennyson, "He seems so near and yet so far" and that very feeling of nearness perhaps inspires us to do something which would give rest and peace to the departed soul of our beloved son.
Dr. Rahul Gupta
Mrs. Nandita Gupta