U Tirot Singh Day observed
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.