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Tribute to martyrs in Nagaon

The All Assam Students Union in Nagaon paid tribute to the Assam agitation martyrs Shankar Kotoky and Poroj Bora on Sunday.

Shankar’s mother Makhani Kotoky and Poroj’s mother Surabhirani Kaur along with District AASU leader Gaurishankar Saikia lit up candles at the Swahid Memorials in the evening in presence of many people in the area.

Preparations are on for the Shankar Kotoky Memorial Badminton tourney in Nagaon on February 18 and 19.

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