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Kargil Day observed in Nagaland

By The Assam Tribune

KOHIMA, July 26 - Kargil Day or �Vijay Diwas� was celebrated today in Nagaland by paying tribute to Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, an Angami Naga youth who made the supreme sacrifice during the war.

The observance was made on a solemn note as the IG of Assam Rifles (North) Maj Gen MS Jaswal placed a wreath.

At the function at Martyr Memorial at Pheza Village, 18 km from the State capital here, the rank and file of the paramilitary forces, family members of late Kenguruse, leaders of BJP Nagaland unit, village elders of Nerhema and neighbouring villages and school children turned up.

A two-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the martyrs and brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation.

Capt Kenguruse was killed while destroying enemy bunkers and killing four enemy soldiers on June 28, 1999 during the Kargil War in Drass sub-sector.

Besides the IG, the late soldier�s father Neiselie Kenguruse and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha laid wreaths at the memorial.

Marking the occasion, IGAR(N) Maj Gen MS Jaswal said �Late Capt Kenguruse not only made Nagas proud but the entire country.�

On the occasion, the IGAR(N) announced that in memory of the late soldier, the Assam Rifles would be organising an annual football tournament with the first edition to be held later part of this year. � PTI

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Kargil Day observed in Nagaland

KOHIMA, July 26 - Kargil Day or �Vijay Diwas� was celebrated today in Nagaland by paying tribute to Capt Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, an Angami Naga youth who made the supreme sacrifice during the war.

The observance was made on a solemn note as the IG of Assam Rifles (North) Maj Gen MS Jaswal placed a wreath.

At the function at Martyr Memorial at Pheza Village, 18 km from the State capital here, the rank and file of the paramilitary forces, family members of late Kenguruse, leaders of BJP Nagaland unit, village elders of Nerhema and neighbouring villages and school children turned up.

A two-minute silence was observed in remembrance of the martyrs and brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for the nation.

Capt Kenguruse was killed while destroying enemy bunkers and killing four enemy soldiers on June 28, 1999 during the Kargil War in Drass sub-sector.

Besides the IG, the late soldier�s father Neiselie Kenguruse and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha laid wreaths at the memorial.

Marking the occasion, IGAR(N) Maj Gen MS Jaswal said �Late Capt Kenguruse not only made Nagas proud but the entire country.�

On the occasion, the IGAR(N) announced that in memory of the late soldier, the Assam Rifles would be organising an annual football tournament with the first edition to be held later part of this year. � PTI