141st Martyr's Day of Veer Sambudhan Phonglo observed in Haflong
Observing the 141st Martyr's Day of Veer Sengya Sambudhan Phonglo, hundreds of people from various communities in Haflong
HAFLONG: Observing the 141st Martyr's Day of Veer Sengya Sambudhan Phonglo, hundreds of people from various communities in Haflong paid homage to the Dimasa National Freedom Fighter of India at Haflong on Sunday.
The Martyr's Day observance was organized by the Dimasa Students' Union wherein people from various sections gathered to offer tribute at the statue of Veer Sengya Sambudhan Phonglo at Haflong. The day's programme began with a mass gathering at the statue of Veer Sengya Sambudhan Phonglo, garlanding, followed by speech by senior citizens and others.
Speaking on the occasion, many speakers recalled the contribution of the martyr and appealed to follow the footsteps of Veer Sambudhan. Veer Sambhudhan Phonglo was one of the first Indian freedom fighters who fought against the British colonial power in Northeast India. His rebellion had its beginning in the last part of the 19th century, which also marks the first phase of the freedom movement in North Cachar Hills (present Dima Hasao district of Assam). This period occupies a glorious chapter in the history of the freedom movement in Northeast India with Phonglo being the chief architect of this glorious chapter of Dimasa history.
Uttam Langthasa of the All Dimasa Students' Union said they have been observing the day to pay tribute to martyr Veer Sambudhan Phonglo for his great sacrifice. The day is observed not only in Dima Hasao but also in other places where Dimasa people live.
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