Manipur: Governor’s Cup Invitation Polo Tournament 2019 concludes

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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 Deleep 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 and it is very distressing to look the condition of the ponies status on the roads with out all and sundry searching after them.

Stating that food poisoning and street accidents are often observed to be the primary motives for the demise of pony, the Governor stated, 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 to popularize the sport of polo besides selling tourism.

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

The Manipuri pony, a identified breed of India though small, is strong and agile. There is an forthcoming risk to this rare Manipuri Pony breed and so additionally 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. 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 an amount 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 prize 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 cash prize of Rs 20,000 and Rs 15,000 respectively.