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Swachh City Award for Tangla

Tangla of Udalguri district Tangla was also adjudged with the the Swachh City Award for being the Fastest moving city in Northeast zone (under population category below 1 lakh)  in Swachh Survekshan 2019 under Swachh Bharat Mission(Urban) by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs,Government of India. The award was handed over to BTC Executive Member cum Chairman of Tangla Municipal Board, Bonjar Daimari at Vigyan Bhawan,New Delhi on Wednesday. The award carried a cerfticate of recognization and a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.

The news has made the citizens of Tangla and Udalguri district go jubilant.Chairman of Tangla Municipal Board,Bonjar Daimari has expressed his gratitude and stated that the award has encouraged us and made us committed for working towards keeping the place in record of sanitation and cleanliness. He also exhorted the people for joining hands and extending support for taking Tangla a step forward in taking the message of Swachh Bharat into a Jan Andolan.

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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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