VIP visitors at Kohima War Cemetery
24 May 2013
On 14 May, Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of the President of
India, Pranab Mukherjee, visited Kohima War Cemetery. She was
accompanied by Addl Secy (Home Department Government of Nagaland),
Mrs Lithrongela Chisihi and members of the President's
Lhouvi Sekhose, Manager at Kohima War Cemetery, welcomed the
special guests and gave them a tour of the site.
During the tour, Sharmishta Mukherjee was shown a cherry tree, the
Cross of Sacrifice and the Cremation Memorial. She was also shown
the remains of an historic tennis court which was in the garden of
the Deputy Commissioner's bungalow at the location before the
built, and was the scene of conflict during the Japanese
advancement into India in 1944.
Sharmishta Mukherjee showed great interest in the cemetery and
commented on the high standard of maintenance.