Manipur: Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament 2019 concludes


The final rite of the twenty-ninth Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament, 2019, and 18th Governor’s Cup Women’s Polo Tournament, 2019, turned into held at Imphal Polo floor of Manipur on Tuesday.

Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla, president H Dileep Singh of MHRPA, and advisor S Buddhachandra Singh of MHRPA, besides others, attended the ultimate characteristic.

Speaking at the occasion, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla stated the Manipuri pony is going through a serious mission to its lifestyles. It is very distressing to look at the condition of the ponies status on the roads without all and sundry searching after them.

Stating that food poisoning and street accidents are often the primary motives for the demise of pony, the Governor stated that the concerted attempt by using all stakeholders is the want of the hour to shop this breed.

Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association (MHRPA) organized the sport to shop Manipuri pony and popularize polo sport besides selling tourism.

Manipur gave the arena the famous indigenous game known as ‘Sagol Kangjei’ that is now called polo all around the globe.

The Manipuri pony, a identified breed of India though small, is strong and agile. There is a forthcoming risk to this rare Manipuri Pony breed and so add to the game of polo. The survival of this uncommon species is a critical query now as it’s far mentioned that the variety of Manipuri Pony will decline to less than 500 in some years if the quick dwindling variety isn’t checked on time. The human intrusion of their natural grazing fields has displaced the ponies, forcing them to come back to the streets for their survival.

The Governor introduced economic help of Rs 1 lakh from the Governor’s Discretionary Fund to the organizers.

Later, trophies and coins prizes have been disbursed to the winners and runners-up of the event by way of the chief visitor and dignitaries.

Winners and runners up of the twenty-ninth Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament, 2019, obtained trophy and cash prizes of Rs 50,000 and Rs 30,000, respectively, while winners and runners up of the 18th Governor’s Cup Women’s Polo Tournament, 2019 obtained trophy and a cash prize of Rs 20,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively.