U Tirot Sing Day
U Tirot Sing Day is held on July 17. Meghalaya, India. This event in the second decade of the month July is annual. Help us
Mangal Pandey, the man who is often referred to as the first freedom fighter of India. "Better die an independent king than reign as the vassal". These were the immortal words of resolute of U Tirot Sing Syiem, who chose to take on the might of the British and sacrificed his life defending the freedom of his territory.
Prof P N Dutta in his book 'Glimpses into the History of Assam, Shillong 1996' mentions that on 8 April 1829, Tirot Sing led an attack on a small group of British officers and killed them. The next four years are now known as the Anglo-Khasi War, where Tirot Singh fought the British armies in the Khasi hills.
Every year on his death anniversary the locals honor his memory by placing wreaths at the U Tirot Sing Memorial located in Mairang Town.
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