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Eastern Army Commander visit Imphal; witnesses Traditional Polo game

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Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, AVSM, VSM, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Commandarrived on a two days visit to Manipur on 20 Feb 2016.
The Army Commander was briefed on the prevailing security situation in the state wherein he reviewed the operational preparedness of the Army and Assam Riflesdeployed in Manipur. The Army Commander during his visit to Senapati, Ukhrul, Bishnupur, Moreh, Kakching and Churachandpur interacted with troopsand emphasized on the need to maintain cordial relationship with the populace of Manipur. He lauded the efforts of all the Security Forces put in towards maintenance of peace and harmony in the state and conveyed his appreciation for various developmental projects being undertaken in coordination with the civil administration. He urged them to continue the good work in a professional manner and within the realms of true ethos of the Armed Forces.
The Army Commanderalso witnessed a traditional game of Manipur Polo, ‘Sagol Kangjei’ at Mapal Kangjeibung (Manipur Polo Ground)followed by Manipuri traditional performances by artists on 20 February, 2016. The Army Commander appreciated the unique sporting talent and traditions of Manipur and felicitated the players by distributing special mementos on the occasion.

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