In a significant announcement, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has revealed plans to unveil a life-size statue and a bust of the revered freedom fighter, U Tirot Sing Syiem, in Dhaka on February 16, 2024. This initiative aims to honour and commemorate the immense contributions of U Tirot Sing Syiem to the struggle for independence.
The delegation responsible for the unveiling ceremony will be led by the Honorable Deputy Chief Minister, Sniawbha Dhar. Accompanying the Deputy CM will be the Honorable Minister for Tourism and Arts & Culture, Bah Paul Lyngdoh. The ceremony is expected to be a momentous occasion, celebrating the legacy of U Tirot Sing Syiem and his pivotal role in the freedom movement.
U Tirot Sing Syiem, a valiant leader and a symbol of resistance against British colonial rule, played a crucial role in the fight for independence in the Khasi Hills during the 19th century. His fearless leadership and commitment to the cause have made him an iconic figure in Meghalaya’s history.
The decision to unveil the statues in Dhaka reflects the regional significance and the profound impact of U Tirot Sing Syiem’s legacy not only on Meghalaya but also on the broader context of India’s struggle for freedom.
The life-size statue and bust are expected to become prominent landmarks, serving as a perpetual reminder of the sacrifices made by U Tirot Sing Syiem and his indomitable spirit in the pursuit of freedom. The ceremony is likely to draw attention from various quarters, including dignitaries, historians, and the public, as it pays homage to a revered hero in India’s fight for independence.