Kohima, July 27 (NEx): HQ IGAR (North) organised a solemn ceremony on July 26, 2020 to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of all martyrs who laid down their lives during Kargil War 1999 (Operation Vijay). The function was organised at the Memorial of Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, the brave officer who laid down his life in the line of duty for the Nation for which he was awarded the Mahavir Chakra, posthumously.
Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (Posthumous), of Nerhema village was born on July 15, 1974. He did his schooling at St Xavier School, Jalukie and graduated from Kohima Science College. He served as a teacher at Govt High School, Kohima from 1994 to 1997. He was later commissioned into the Indian Army on December 12, 1998. He attained martyrdom during Kargil War on June 28, 1999 while destroying enemy bunker and killing four enemy soldiers.
Major General VPS Kaushik, SM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), ranks of the formation, well-wishers and family members of Captain N Kenguruse, alongwith ex-servicemen paid homage at his memorial at Pheza, which is located near his native village Nerhema.
The ceremony included wreath laying by IGAR (North) and other officials. It was followed by a prayer and song dedication by Pastor and Choir from Nerhema village. Interaction with Ex-Servicemen and pipe band display was also carried out.
Saluting the martyr for his exceptional act of bravery, Major General VPS Kaushik, SM spoke of Late Captain N Kenguruse, MVC, being a source of motivation and inspiration to all ranks of the Armed forces and exhorted the youth to emulate what Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse lived and died for.