Shillong, Jul 17: The Department of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Meghalaya Model United Nations on Saturday organised a wreath laying ceremony in front of the statue of U Tirot Sing Syiem at Madan Iewrynghep, Shillong to commemoration his 186th Death Anniversary.
The progamme was also held as part of the “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav”, celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence.
Speaking as the Chief Guest on the occasion, F. R. Kharkonghor, Commissioner and Secretary, Department of Arts and Culture, reminded the gathering about the supreme sacrifice of U Tirot Sing and other freedom fighters of the Anglo Khasi War.
Kharkongor said, “The tribal resistance led by U Tirot Sing and other unsung heroes like Kiang Nangbah and Pa Togan Sangma formed an integral part of the rich narrative of tribal resistance which in actuality was a precursor to the Indian National movement.”
He also highlighted the need to revisit the history of U Tirot Sing.
Kharkongor also urged upon young minds to take up more research work and build a digital repository with rich materials so as to get a 3600 perspective on what U Tirot Sing represented and what he stood for.