Kohima: On 21st Kargil Vijay, the Assam Rifles commemorated the supreme sacrifice of all martyrs who laid down their lives during Kargil War 1999 (Operation Vijay).
The headquarters of the IGAR (N) on Sunday organised a ceremony at the Memorial of Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, an official update said. Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse was awarded the Mahavir Chakra posthumously.
Major General VPS Kaushik, SM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), ranks of the formation, well-wishers and family members of Captain N Kengurusue, along with ex-servicemen paid homage at his memorial at Pheza, which is located near his native village Nerhema.
The IGAR (N) saluted Late Captain N Kenguruse, MVC, for his exceptional act of bravery and for being a source of motivation and inspiration to all ranks of the Armed forces. He also exhorted the youth to emulate what Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse lived and died for.
The ceremony included wreath laying by IGAR (North) and other officials, which was followed by a prayer and song dedication by a pastor and a choir from Nerhema village.
Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (Posthumous), of Nerhema village was born on July 15, 1974. An alumni of St Xavier School, Jalukie and 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 12 Dec 1998 and attained martyrdom during Kargil War on Jun 28, 1999 while destroying enemy bunker and killing four enemy soldiers.