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Bodoland martyrs gold cup begins

Kokrajhar: The 19th edition of the Bodoland Martyrs Gold Cup football trophy -2018  has began from Sunday at KDSA ground in Kokrajhar. 

Minister for Social welfare department Pramila Rani Brahma graced the event as chief guest. 

In the inaugural match, Guwahati City Police took on Bongaigaon Eleven Star sports club. 

Altogether 13 teams across the country are  participating the football trophy.

The winner team would awareded a trophy and cash Rs. One lakh and runners up would be awarded a trophy and cash Rs. Fifty thousand respectively.

The football trophy was organised by Ex BLT welfare society and Kokrajhar district sports association. 

The trophy has been organising every year in memory of Bodoland martyrs, who sacrifice their lives for the caused of Bodoland statehood movement. 

Among others, president of Assam football association Hemendra Nath Brahma, Gauripur MLA Nijanur Rahman, BTAD IGP Anurag Agarwal,SP Kokrajhar Rajen Singh were prominent attendees in the occasion.

Gold medalists,who had won gold medals in archery in the recent concluded north east Olympic games-2018 held in Imphal,who are Daniram Basty, Jyostna Brahma, Kalpana Boro and Bidhan Basumatary were accorded warm felicitation.

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