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8th Red Shield Division Polo Tournament inaugurated with an impressive opening ceremony

Thirteen polo teams will be contesting for the Red Shield Division Polo Tournament. Large number of Army Personnel, civil population and students of various schools including Sainik School Imphal, witnessed the opening ceremony

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12 February 2018 | Imphal


Thirteen polo teams will be contesting for the Red Shield Division Polo Tournament. Large number of Army Personnel, civil population and students of various schools including Sainik School Imphal, witnessed the opening ceremony, highlighting their interest in a heritage sport which originated in Manipur. Maj Gen Virendra Singh, VSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), and H Deleep Singh, IAS, Commissioner, Higher Education & Social Welfare and president, Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association graced the occasion as the chief guest and the functional president respectively.

Major General Virendra Singh, VSM, IGAR (South) wished all the participating teams the very best for the matches that are yet to be played, He also highlighted that encouraging young people to broaden the horizons of their ambition is vital and polo which is a competitive sport should play a major role in inculcating spirit of sportsmanship in the young and budding riders of Manipur. Assuring people of the State, of the continued support from the army for promotion of traditional sports, he declared The Eighth Red Shield Division Polo Tournament 2018 open. The ceremony also witnessed an impressive band display by Indian Army and tent pegging exhibition by junior riders of Manipur.