LAMKA, May 27: The Tintong Memorial Complex Committee today organized the unveiling ceremony of yesteryear’s Kuki general Tintong of the Kuki Uprising at Songpi village in Churachandpur.
Many leaders from the Kuki community including ZRO leader Calvin Khenthang attended the function.It may be mentioned that General Tintong was one of the leaders of the Kuki uprising which started in 1917 and continued till 1919. The secretary of KNO T Haokip read out the name of Kuki leaders who were sent to jail including 12 leaders and chiefs from the Kuki at the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Niciobar Island and 8 others who are in Taunggyi jail located at Burma.
A booklet on the life and exploit of the General was also released during the occasion.
He said that all the names and events that are mentioned the booklet are obtained from the British and Indian archives.