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Eastern Sporting Club defeated Khurai Polo Club by one goal

IMPHAL: The 6th 57 Mountain Division Polo tournament which started on 31 Jan 2016, ended with thrilling finals in which Eastern Sporting Club defeated Khurai Polo Club by one goal. Thirteen teams had contested for top honours in this prestigious tournament.

Maj Gen VS Sreenivas, VSM**, Inspector General Assam Rifle(s) and ShriS Buddhachandra, IAS(Retd) of Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association graced the occasion, as the chief guest and the Guest of Honour respectively. Speaking on the occasion Lt Col (Retd) MoirangthemRanjit Singh, Vice President of Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association complimented the Army for sponsoring the event and extending whole hearted support in promoting traditional Manipuri sports and culture.

The chief guest Maj Gen VS Sreenivas, VSM**, Inspector General Assam Rifle(s) complimented all the participants for their splendid performance in the tournament and said that he was glad that 57 Mountain Division was lending a helping hand to young Polo players in whom he sees a lot of potential. He assured the people of the state of the continued support from the Army for promotion of traditional sports in the future. The impressive closing ceremony which was witnessed by a large number of Army personnel and locals of the state included a grand Band display and entertaining display of Paramotor, Sky Diving, Motor Cycle show and Bhangra dance by the Army.

Source: PIB

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