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U-17 Women football from Nov 9

An inter district U-17  womens' football tournament is going to be held at Tangla HS fiekd from November 9. The tournament has been organized under the aegis of  Tangla Sports Association and Tangla Masters' Sports Association.
Women football Players from various parts of the state namely Dhemaji, Bajali, Silchar, Hailakandi, Nazira  is likely to participate in the event.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is a journalist based in Tangla.In his stint of journalistic experience he has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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Four generations perform at London Bihu

First four-generation Husori at London Bihu 2014
29 Apr 2014 - 12:27am | Nina Goswami

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Dr Lahon, the president of the London Bihu Committee, was among those who performed in a momentous celebration of Rongali Bihu last weekend. It featured the first Husori in Britain involving four generations. 


First four-generation Husori at London Bihu

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Juhaim’s father Zaved Choudhury masterminded the special Husori. “As one of the cultural secretaries, I thought that the best way to highlight the presence of the growing global Assamese community in the UK was to involve the present four different generations of our community with whom I interact,” he said. 

“This was also a good opportunity to pass on our rich cultural heritage to the upcoming new Assamese generations though we are on the other side of the globe.” 


8 year-old Natasha Saikia dancing with her father

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