Commemorative tablet unveiled at Sohbar , Oct 20 th , 2012
Shri.Vincent Pala, M.P Meghalaya and Union Minister of State for Water Resources unveiled the tablet in commemoration of the three Sirdars , U Mit Sirdar Sohbar,U Hon ,Sirdar Nongrum u Dur Sirdar Nongskong and Wamlanem , captain who were patriots and freedom fighters who fought bravely in the Anglo-Khasi War of 1829 East India Company of Britain within the premises of Durbar Hall of Ilaka Sohbar on Saturday last in the presence of Shri.C.V.D.Diengdoh, IAS, S.D.O.(C ), Sohra Civil Sub-Division.
Speaking on the occasion , Mr.Pala said that the day is a Red Letter Day in the Ilaka of Sohbar where the three Sirdars were remembered and respected for their heroic deeds .”only Patriots and freedom Fighters were remembered and shown respect to this day”,he asserted. He appreciated with deep respect for the act of valour and the valiant sacrifices that they rendered for the love of their motherland. He laid great stress upon Co-operation and mutual understanding without which nothing can be achieved. He urged upon people to cooperate with the government in the development of the state. He also assured that he would give Rs 5 lacs for the crematorium, Rs 2 lacs for renovation and extension of the community hall and Rs 2 lacs for Extension of the School building. He also assured that he would look thoroughly into their demands.
A memorandum was also presented to him on this day.Cultural programmes were the other highlight of the day.
Shri.Cyril V.D.Diengdoh, IAS, S.D.O (C ), Sohra Civil Sub-Division , Shri. K.S.lyngskor, Sirdar, Ilaka Sohbar and Shri.Kynsai Tangdhara also spoke on the occasion.
Shri.P.Japang, matabor, Sohbar Ilaka chaired the occasion. Earlier Shri.K.S.Lyngskor, Sirdar Sohbar delivered the welcome address while Shri.W.Syiemlieh offered the vote of thanks.
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