Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Indomitable spirit of Kachin people

By Ajit Patowary

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 � The Kachin people, because of their indomitable zeal to remain independent, could scare away the British colonial power and this zeal has still kept them indomitable. This is the reason as to why the NE militant groups have been able to set up their bases in the Kachin area, which is situated at a very important strategic location in this part of the globe.

The Britishers, after expanding their colony to the NE part of India, sought to spread their sway to the Kachin area. But, they had to restrain themselves from embarking on such a mission after coming into contact with the fiercely independent people of this area.

The assignment to explore the area started about 120 years back in December 1891. The then Extra Assistant Commissioner Mr A Symington, who was with the Maingkwan Column of the British Army as a Civil Officer, was assigned with the job to explore the region and to examine the administrative aspects connected with the bid to bring it under British control.

A detachment of the 33 rd Madras Infantry (3rd Burma) Regiment comprising 100 men under Lieutenants Thomas and Dallas had accompanied the Maingkwan Column in this expedition.

The party consisted of Major Dalzell, Lieutenant Campbell, Lieutenant Dauncey, 20 Devonshires under Lieutenant Morris, 100 33rd Madras Infantry under Lieutenants Thomas and Dallas, hospital staff under Surgeon-Captain Tonny, 200 �Panthay� mules, 8 elephants, Mr O� Bryen, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Dr Noetling of the Geological Survey of India and Mr Kennedy of the Survey of India.

The Maingkwan Column started its expedition on December 10, 1891 on foot. The personal diary of Mr Symington recorded the advancement made by the column between December 10, 1891 and March 11, 1892, disclosed a note written by an Under Secretary to the Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Assam on August 20, 1892.

The expedition party was provided with a consignment of three months� ration. It travelled to Laban via Kamaing, Manpin, Lashini and Tinrign and then to Maingkwan, starting from Mogaung.

Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka has found out the relevant papers of this wonderful expedition and he is working on a book on the entire episode.

Next Story
Similar Posts

— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)

Indomitable spirit of Kachin people

GUWAHATI, Oct 18 � The Kachin people, because of their indomitable zeal to remain independent, could scare away the British colonial power and this zeal has still kept them indomitable. This is the reason as to why the NE militant groups have been able to set up their bases in the Kachin area, which is situated at a very important strategic location in this part of the globe.

The Britishers, after expanding their colony to the NE part of India, sought to spread their sway to the Kachin area. But, they had to restrain themselves from embarking on such a mission after coming into contact with the fiercely independent people of this area.

The assignment to explore the area started about 120 years back in December 1891. The then Extra Assistant Commissioner Mr A Symington, who was with the Maingkwan Column of the British Army as a Civil Officer, was assigned with the job to explore the region and to examine the administrative aspects connected with the bid to bring it under British control.

A detachment of the 33 rd Madras Infantry (3rd Burma) Regiment comprising 100 men under Lieutenants Thomas and Dallas had accompanied the Maingkwan Column in this expedition.

The party consisted of Major Dalzell, Lieutenant Campbell, Lieutenant Dauncey, 20 Devonshires under Lieutenant Morris, 100 33rd Madras Infantry under Lieutenants Thomas and Dallas, hospital staff under Surgeon-Captain Tonny, 200 �Panthay� mules, 8 elephants, Mr O� Bryen, Assistant Conservator of Forests, Dr Noetling of the Geological Survey of India and Mr Kennedy of the Survey of India.

The Maingkwan Column started its expedition on December 10, 1891 on foot. The personal diary of Mr Symington recorded the advancement made by the column between December 10, 1891 and March 11, 1892, disclosed a note written by an Under Secretary to the Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Assam on August 20, 1892.

The expedition party was provided with a consignment of three months� ration. It travelled to Laban via Kamaing, Manpin, Lashini and Tinrign and then to Maingkwan, starting from Mogaung.

Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka has found out the relevant papers of this wonderful expedition and he is working on a book on the entire episode.

Similar Posts

— Dalai Lama(THIS IS STATIC)