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U Tirot Sing’s Bust Unveiled In Dhaka, Bangladesh

U Tirot Sing Syiem, a revered freedom fighter from the Khasi community, was commemorated for his indomitable spirit and sacrifice as the Meghalaya government unveiled his life-size bust at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Unveiling Ceremony

Meghalaya’s Deputy Chief Minister, Sniawbhalang Dhar, led a delegation including State Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh and government officials in the unveiling ceremony. The event took place at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Legacy of U Tirot Sing Syiem

U Tirot Sing Syiem’s legacy is marked by his pivotal role in the fight against colonial oppression. On April 4, 1829, he initiated a daring attack on the British Garrison at Nongkhlaw, signaling a relentless resistance against foreign rule. This act sparked a fierce four-year-long conflict between the resolute Khasi soldiers, led by U Tirot Sing Syiem, and the British forces, ultimately leading to his martyrdom in Dhaka.

The Symbolism of the Bust

The unveiling of U Tirot Sing Syiem’s life-size bust symbolizes the enduring legacy of his bravery and unwavering commitment to the cause of freedom. It serves as a reminder of his heroic deeds and the sacrifices made by him and his compatriots in the pursuit of liberty.

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