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Tripura tribal leader conferred Deendayal Upadhyaya award

IANS  |  Agartala 

The first Pandit National Integration Award for Social Service, instituted by the government, was conferred on renowned and tribal leader Bikram Bahadur on Friday.

The national integration award, along with other awards for music, literary, publication and folk song, were given away to the recipients on Friday evening at the valedictory function of the 12-day-long 36th edition of Agartala Book Fair.

The (BJP)-led government in had earlier this month announced the institution of two new awards -- Pandit National Integration Award for Outstanding Performance in the Field of and for Excellent Performance in

Eminent was the "Akraa" (priest) of "Hoda", a centuries-old body which looks after the socio-economic and educational aspects of Jamatia tribe, one of the 19 tribes of the 1.1 million tribals in

Jamatia, a retired official, had once played a very courageous and significant role against the violent activities of four-and-a-half decades old terrorism in Tripura.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 22:20 IST