Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Monolith in memory of 1851 battle erected at Kikruma

In commemoration of the fierce battle of 1851 fought between Kikruma village and the British, the Kikruma Village Council (KVC) has erected a monolith at Rünyitu (battlefield zone then), under Kikruma village.
According to KVC, retired secretary to Government of Nagaland, Sachopra Vero dedicated the monolith on May 4 by unveiling the plaque which read “In memory of the battle of 1851 – The bloodiest battle ever fought in the North Eastern Frontier Hills between the British Imperial Army led by Capt. REID, Lt Vincent and Lt Campbell of the 1st and 2nd Assam Light Infantry, along with 800 Naga allies, and the warriors of Kikruma village on 11th and 12th February, 1851”.
Vero, in his dedicatory message stated that the monolith would serve as a constant reminder for the present generation of Kikruma village, the great values that the ancestors of the village cultivated and practiced – values such as bravery, courage, valour, and above all, unity among its people.
The event marked a historic day for the people of Kikrüma as they came together to honour the common future based on those admirable values handed down to the present generation, Vero added.

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