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Adivasi Mahasabha session from Jan 18

DIMAKUCHI: Khokhabasti, a tiny hamlet in Tangla is busy with the preparation to host the Adivasi Mahasabha session. The four-days session is beginning from January 18, said the Magasabha officials.

Adivasi leaders Juwel Kawa and Prakash Topno installed the cornerstone of the session venue on Thursday in presence of many digniteries.

 

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