Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, an officer of 2 Rajputana Rifles, was posthumously awarded Maha Vir Chakra for exemplary valour in combat during operations in 1999
Kohima: Acknowledging the sacrifice of the Naga soldier who laid down his life in service to the nation in the highest traditions of the Indian Army during the Kargil War, a memorial was unveiled for Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse by his parents, Neiselie and Dinuo, during a special ceremony held at Sainik School, Punglwa on Monday.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by senior Army and police officers, besides civil administration officials and students of Sainik School, Punglwa. Wreaths were laid by the guests at the memorial. During their address, the guests motivated the young students during to emulate the values displayed by Captain Kenguruse of leadership, courage and service to the nation.
Captain Kenguruse was an alumnus of St Xavier’s School. He was later commissioned as an officer into into Rajputana Rifles of the Indian Army on December 12, 1998.
He was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India's second highest gallantry award, for exemplary valour in combat during operations in the Kargil War in 1999.