News & Events
U Tirot Singh Day
observed at USTM
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
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.