Ninth 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.