Tributes paid to Kargil martyr in Nagland

Remembering the supreme sacrifice made during the Kargil War in 1999, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), Major General M S Jaswal and jawans today paid rich tribute to Late Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse at his memorial located near Nerhema village in Nagaland's Kohima district.

PTI| Updated: Jul 26, 2016, 18:57 PM IST

Kohima: Remembering the supreme sacrifice made during the Kargil War in 1999, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), Major General M S Jaswal and jawans today paid rich tribute to Late Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse at his memorial located near Nerhema village in Nagaland's Kohima district.

The wreath laying ceremony organised by 9 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter 5 Sector Assam Rifles and IGAR (N) was attended by family members of the Late Captain along with ex-servicemen and villagers.

Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse of Nerhema village was born on July 15, 1974. He did his schooling at St Xavier's School, Jalukie and graduated from Kohima Science College. He thereafter served as a teacher at Government High School, Kohima from 1994 to 1997. He was later commissioned into the Indian Army on December 12, 1998.

On June 28, 1999 during Kargil War, he attained martyrdom while destroying enemy bunker and killing four enemy soldiers. He was later awarded Mahavir Chakra posthumously.
Saluting the martyr for his exceptional act of bravery, the IGAR (N) said the act of bravery shown by Late Captain is a source of motivation and inspiration to all personnel of the armed forces.

He also conveyed appreciation and gratitude to the parents of Captain Neikezhakuo.

Father of the martyr, Neisielie Kenguruse expressed gratitude to the Assam Rifles for not forgetting his son and also for maintaining the memorial site.