120-feet-tall Polo Statue Inaugurated by Amit Shah in Manipur

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120-feet-tall Polo Statue Inaugurated by Amit Shah in Manipur

On 6 January 2023, Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a 120 feet tall statue of a Polo player at the Merging Polo Complex in Imphal East district of Manipur. Various project launched by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

An overview of the news

  • On this occasion, Chief Minister N Biren Singh presented a Polo mallet and a painting of the game to Amit Shah.

  • The first Medical College and Hospital of Manipur's hill district Churachandpur was also inaugurated.

  • He laid foundation stone of Rs 1,300 crore project.

  • He laid the foundation stone for construction of 40 police posts, of which 34 are located along the India-Myanmar International Border and 6 along National Highway 37.

  • Projects to be launched by him include the Manipur Olympian Park at Sangaithel, a private ward at the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, the Moreh town water supply scheme, the Nongpok Thong Bridge and Cave on the eastern side of Kangla Fort and tourism projects at Kangkhui Cave is included.

Polo game in Manipur

  • Manipur is known as the birthplace of Polo in India; The modern game of Polo is derived from Manipur. This game was earlier known as 'Sagol Kangji', 'Kanjai-Baji' or 'Pulu'.

  • The oldest polo ground in the world is the Imphal Polo Ground in Manipur.

  • The history of the Polo Ground is established in the royal chronicle "Cheethrol Kumbaba" starting from 33 AD.

About Manipur

  • Capital: Imphal

  • Governor: La Ganesan

  • Chief Minister: N. Biren Singh

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