Meghalaya Guv unveils portraits of U Tirot Sing, U Kiang Nangbah at NEHU campus in Shillong



Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday, unveiled the portraits of 'legendary' freedom fighters of the state -- U Tirot Sing and U Kiang Nangbah, at a function held at North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in Shillong.

NEHU has also named two of the guesthouses at the campus after the State's freedom fighters, Vice-Chancellor Prof. S.K. Srivastava informed.

Appreciating NEHU for recognising the 'supreme sacrifices' of the two warriors of Meghalaya, the Governor mentioned that the portraits of the two fighters were also hung at the Raj Bhavan.

Malik said, he was impressed with the story of the two warriors, who at a very young age achieved something that would continue to inspire generations to come.

He urged the Vice-Chancellor to create a seat of research on U Tirot Sing and U Kiang Nangbah so that the entire country would come to know about other freedom fighters too.

The Governor also spoke on education as a means of empowerment. He credited his education for his achievements in life and called the five years of college life, 'the best years of his life'.

“Education empowers you,” Malik said, adding that those societies that prioritise education have progressed.

Recalling the time when he was looking after Parliamentary Affairs, he lamented the fact that there has never been much debate on education. "The quality of education suffers when wealthy and powerful people don’t contribute to the cause of education," he stated.

“The Government alone cannot do everything if those with means do not pitch in,” the Governor added.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)