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Tribute to Kenguruse on ‘Vijay Divas’

Col. Rupinder singh, comdt 13 AR, with family of Capt. Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (Posth) at war memorial on Vijay Divas day.
Published on 27 Jul. 2010 1:18 AM IST
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IGAR (N) celebrated Vijay Divas day to pay tribute to Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC (Posthumous) at his memorial at Pheza Village on July 26.
The function chaired by Commandant, 13 Assam Rifles was attended by the martyrs’ family, friends, relatives, and students of Don Bosco School, Chiephobozou, chairman and GB of Nerhema village.
To pay homage to the late Kargil Hero, wreath laying ceremony was conducted at his memorial at Pheza Village where the leadership qualities of this valiant officer of Indian Army were highlighted by the Commandant, stated a defence release.
Capt Kenguruse, son of Ngseue Kenguruse was born on July 15, 1974 in Nerhema village. He did his schooling from St Xavier’s School, Jalukie and graduated from Kohima Science College and served as a teacher at the Govt High school, Kohima from 1994 to 1997.
He was later commissioned into the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army on Dec 12 1998, and living up to the highest traditions of the Indian Army, he attained martyrdom on June 28 1999 in “Op Vijay” in a bid to annihilate enemy bunker which further led to the neutralization of four enemy combatants. He was posthumously awarded “Mahavir Chakra” (MVC) for this conspicuous act of bravery.
Ngseue Kenguruse and Atoulie Kenguruse, the father and brother of Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse along with Ruuniju Kenguruse, GB of Nerhema village expressed deep gratitude to IGAR (N) for remembering their son who made the entire state and nation proud.

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