Q. Consider the following statements:
1. He was a freedom fighter from Meghalaya.
2. He knew Sanskrit and translated the Hindu religious book ‘Bhagavad Gita’ into the Khasi.
3. He was the only Khasi who attended the famous ‘Lahore Session’ of Indian National Congress in 1929.
Which of the following personality is described in the statements above?

[A] U Sib Charan Roy

[B] Moje Riba

[C] Gopinath Bordoloi

[D] Paona Brajabashi

Answer: A
Notes:

U Sib Charan Roy:

  • U Sib Charan Roy was a Nationalist and socio-religious reformer, born in 1862 in Sohra, Meghalaya. He was the eldest son of Babu Jeebon Roy, the ‘Father of modern Khasis’.
  • He joined government service in 1891 as an A.S.I of police. But, he grew disgusted with the oppressive measures resorted by the British Government. Subsequently, he resigned from Government service in 1892.
  • He joined the Indian National Congress in 1920 and was the only Khasi who attended the famous ‘Lahore Session’ of 1929 and had seen the flag hosting and demand for ‘Purna Swaraj’ (complete independence) by the Congress.
  • He started a monthly paper ‘U Nongphira’ (watchman).
  • Furthermore, he knew Sanskrit and translated the Hindu religious book ‘Bhagavad Gita’ into the Khasi language.

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