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Published on Tue, 23 Oct, 2018 Both

Imphal, October 22, 2021 (DIPR): Education, Labour & Employment Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam today declared the 34th N. Hazari & Dr. N. Tombi State Polo Tournament, 2018 open at Mapal Kangjeibung (Imphal Pologround) organized by the Manipur Horse Riding & Polo Association.

The tournament is participated by thirty-one polo clubs of Manipur with thirty matched to be played. Quoting ‘We Gave the World the Game of Polo’, the Minister emphasized that regular matches and tournaments need to be organized to preserve the Pony and popularize the game. He said that for the state of Manipur, Polo is not only a game or sport but, is the symbol of tradition. Therefore it is a must that the soul of the game, the Pony, should be nurtured.

In the opening match Thangmeiband Youth Polo Club won the match with four goals against two of Samadon Ayangba Polo Club. The first goal of the Thangmeiband Youth Polo Club was struck by Sarengthem Abung Jersey number 1 in the third chukker. While the other goals of the club were carried out in the fourth chukker by Sarengthem Abung, Kakyenpainam Pandit Jersey number 2 and Sh. Rohin Sharma Jersey number 3.

The two goals of the Samadon Ayangba Polo Club were hit by G. Girimohon Singh Jersey number 1 and H. Herojit Singh Jersey number 2 in the fourth chukker.

The opening ceremony of the tournament was attended by Shri Ksh Chourjit Singh, Honourary President, Manipur Pony Association and Dr. Monica Naorem as Functional President and Guest of Honour, members of Manipur Polo Association and Polo lovers. The four chukker matches will end on the 7th November, 2018. (DIPR)