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4th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament begins today

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Jan. 16

The 4th Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament, 2019 begins today  and will be conluded oon Statehood day- the 21st January, 2019 at Mapal Kangjeibung.
Director, Manipur Tourism, W. Ibohal Singh during a press conference held yesterday at Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal announced the details of the tournalment.
W. Ibohal, while welcoming the participating teams from different countries, said that organising such Polo Tournament was a great privilege of the State to promote the game to different parts of the world. The tournament would also help Manipur Tourism in highlighting the rich culture and tourism potential of the State to the players from different countries, he added.
President, All Manipur Polo Association, Dr. K. Saratchandra said that women had been taking part in many sports, however Women Polo had lagged behind and as a part of women empowerment, Women Polo must be promoted.
The Manipur Statehood Day Women’s Polo Tournament is a flagship event of Manipur Tourism aimed at promoting the State as the Birthplace of Modern Polo to the World. The tournament is a pioneering showcase of international women’s polo and establishes Manipur as the centre for Polo in India.
Teams from USA, Canada, Argentina, Kenya, India (Indian Polo Association) and the host team India (Manipur) will participate in the Tournament to be held at Mapal Kangjeibung. Team India Polo Association (India) and Team Canada will play the opening match at 2pm while Team India (Manipur) and Team Argentina at 3pm today on 17th January, 2019.

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