Nagaland: President – Droupadi Murmu Visits Kohima War Cemetery; Pays Homage To Bravehearts 

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The President – Droupadi Murmu visited the Kohima War Cemetery on Thursday, and paid homage to the bravehearts who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty during World War-II. She was accompanied by the Governor – Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Cabinet Ministers – Neiba Kronu, V. Kashiho and other officials.

Taking to Twitter, the official account of President wrote “President Droupadi Murmu visited Kohima War Cemetery and laid wreath to the fallen heroes. The President paid homage to the bravehearts who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty in and around Kohima during World War II.”

 

Later, the President also visited Kigwema – a traditional village of Nagaland and interacted with the Village Council Members and members of the Self Help Groups (SHGs).

 

Maintained by the UK-based ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)’, the Kohima War Cemetery is a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who died in World War-II at Kohima in April 1944.

The cemetery also incorporates of 1,420 Commonwealth burials of the World War-II and 1 non-war burial. At the highest point in the cemetery stands the ‘KOHIMA CREMATION MEMORIAL’ commemorating 917 Hindu and Sikh soldiers whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith. It also contains a memorial to the 2nd Battalion, the Dorsetshire Regiment and a number of other regimental memorials have been erected on and near Garrison Hill. The top part of this memorial is marked with a cross, while at the lower part lies a bronze plate that carries an epitaph – “When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today”.

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