Bargarh,October 16 ( Odisha.in) While celebration are going on through out the Nation on completion of 150years of First War of Independence, parallel celebrations are also in full swing on Western part of Orissa in the memory of fighting against the Britishers under the leadership of Veer Surendra Sai accompanied by his soldier Kamal Singh Dao and others.
Kamal Singh Dao a staunch supporter of Veer Surendra Sai continued the revolt against Britishers even after surrender of Surendra Sai.
Kamal Singh Dao who was a most wanted person to be punished and a lucrative reward of rupees 2000 was announced on him by Britishers. Till his death at Asirgarh Fort he refused to bend before British. Thought he belonged to a remote village of Western Orissa, Lakhanpur bounded by dense Barapahar hill, still his brave revolutionary activities brought fear in the mind of Britishers.
Unfortunately even during the completion of 150 years of their revolution in Western Orissa no initiative have taken to pay due regard to him and his martyr hood. Also even no little efforts have been made to preserve Debrigarh, a monumental fort at Barapahar hill associated with the First War of Independence.
Member of Kamal Singh Dao Smruti Rakshya Committee Dr. Jayanta Kumar Sahu has made an appeal to unravel the complete history of this martyr and also requested the Archeological Survey of India to preserve Debrigarh, the Monumental Fort bearing a lot of revolutionary events alive.