Condolence & Memorial: Prof. Adalberto
We all have been shocked with grieve and personal loss
to know the sad demise of our dear friend and a great inspirer of
interdisciplinary path in geography, Prof. Adalberto Vallega, who left this
mortal world on 22nd November 2006. All the Indian delegates in the 30th
International Geographical Congress at Glasgow on 20th August 2004 have been
inspired by his appeal in the noble task to move geography on the path of human values and services â€• the heritage which nourishes
our actions, and the essential resources. He has been sympathetic and devoted
himself to help the regions suffering by poverty, disease, armed conflicts, and
intolerance that altogether result to crush intelligence, spirit, vitality and
creativity. His great contributions in the diverse areas of geography include
themes like maritime, time, culture, economy, heritage, region and territory,
sea management, nature and culture, and other topics. Though his writings,
interactions and personal discourses in several international conferences his
messages encouraged our colleagues, and we promise to carry his tradition.
We all 24 faculty members of the
Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University , Varanasi ( India ), convey
our tribute and pray the Almighty to provide peace to the departed soul.
----------------------- Prof. Rana P.B. Singh (B.H.U.
In unknown territory look for a compass, not a map.
Prof. Dr. RANA P. B. SINGH
Professor of Cultural
Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP 221005. I N D I A.
Founding President: Society of Heritage Planning and Environmental Health; &
Society of Pilgrimage Studies; & Founding President:
Indo-Nordic Cultural Association, INCA ]
Member: European Association of
South Asian Studies, EASAS (IIAS, Leiden, the Netherlands)
Asia, IGU Initiative CCHD: Cultures and Civilizations for Human
Member, UNESCO Networking Indian Cities of Living Heritage (;
myself representing Varanasi)
Chief Advisor & Member: INTACH, Indian
National Trust for Art, Culture and Heritage (site: Varanasi)
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