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Nazira boy selected for Goa Badminton Tournament

Nazira boy, Tanmoy Boruah is all set to particpate in the All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament to be held in Goa beginning October 9. Tanmoy is currently the All India Ranking 2 player. He trains with coach Alok Boruah in the Ruhiteswar Saikia Memorial Indoor Stadium in Nazira.

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