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Tryst with colour in Udalguri

 People from all walks of life - irrespective of caste, colour,community and religion joined in unison to celebrate Holi- the festival of colours with gusto at Tangla on Friday.Community celebrations also marked the occasion were the faithfuls took out a procession throughout the town. Holi revellers specially youths comprising boys and girls were also seen descending on the roads and streets in their hordes and lending a carefree ambience to the celebrations. Young children with their dresses smeared and drenched in Holi colours presented a lovely picture."Holi is a shared colourful heritage and spirited carnival of the Indian " said a Tangla College student ,Wajid Khan who enthusiatically joined the celebrations.The colours of the festival generated an ambience of good will and people participated in different functions that were held on the occasion. The citizens celebrated Holi with great enthusiasm and gaiety and joined friends and family members.


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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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Nomination invited for Best School Award

16 Jun 2013 - 9:25am | Paresh Baishya

Paresh Baishya Foundation, a trust for enrichment of education and journalism, has invited nomination papers for Best School Award, 2013.

The school having 100% success rate in the H.S.L.C or CBSE final examinations from 2004 to 2013 continuously would be eligible for the award. Along with the nomination paper, documentary evidences of 100% success, description of infrastructure of the school, number of teachers and students of the school, number of trained teachers, name of the school magazine published, special performances of the teacher or the students, address of the school with contact phone number etc. should be sent through email to before July 30 next.

To know further details, interested school authorities may log into or contact with phone number: 9859263973.