U Tirot Singh Day observed at USTM
Mile, Ri Bhoi, 17 July, 2018: The University
of Science & Technology today celebrated the
183rd death anniversary of U Tirot Singh, the
Khasi Freedom Fighter, as U Tirot Singh Day at
the University campus.
The programme began with floral tribute to U
Tirot Singh by Dr. PK Goswami, Vice Chancellor,
USTM, other dignitaries, faculty members and
students of USTM.
Delivering the introductory speech, Prof. Alaka
Sarma, Pro Vice Chancellor of USTM said that
Tirot Sing was an astute organiser and tactician
and during his battles with the British, he
organised the Khasi warriors. His ability to
inspire the leaders and cadre came in for high
praise, even from the enemy.
Ms. Lakyntiewhun Lyngdoh, Assistant Professor,
Department of Social Work, spoke about U Tirot
Singh and his freedom struggle. She said that
Tirot Singh and his band of warriors conducted
night raids on the British outposts and large
units of British military contingents were
ambushed and massacred.