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Army salutes Kargil martyr, compensates family

From Our Correspondent

GUWAHATI: The Indian Army on Friday salutes anew Capt N Kenguruse, MVC a brave son of Nagaland and the benevolence of his big-hearted parents, on the occasion of the final match of the 4th edition of Kenguruse Memorial football is also being held at Kohima.
Capt N Kenguruse lost his life during the Kargil war in 1999. He was from Nirhema village in Kohima and was the eldest of 13 siblings.
The Army in a communiqué issued by Defence PRO, Colonel C Konwer stated “No worldly possession can compensate the loss of a loved one but the least that the Army could provide to the bereaved parent of the brave officer was an approximate amount of Rs 57 lakh towards ex-gratia and gratuity benefits, apart from provision of a petrol pump and pension. At present, an ex-gratia and gratuity remuneration offered to the family of a battle casualty in the case of an officer is approximately Rs 1.30 Crore, excluding monthly pension. His family chose to donate a large amount of the gratuity for charitable causes- to the church and various social organizations for facilitating uplift of the downtrodden and underprivileged. Their charitable deed speaks volumes of their selfless spirit and their will to uplift the society,” he said.

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