There was a dedication ceremony held by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 6 at Marjing Polo Complex in Manipur’s Imphal East district on January 6. The statue was 120 feet high and depicted a polo player riding a pony. There is no doubt that Manipur holds the honor of being the birthplace of polo. The Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, was also present at the inauguration ceremony and gave a polo mallet and a painting depicting the game to the Home Minister, Amit Shah, during the event.
The modern game of Polo originated in Manipur, which is known as the birthplace of Polo in India. The game was previously known as Sagol Kangjei, Kanjai-bazee, and Pulu. It is believed that the Imphal Polo Ground in Manipur is the oldest polo ground in the world. There is a history of the polo ground that is documented in the royal chronicle “Cheitharol Kumbaba” that dates back to AD 33 and begins at that point.
On his way to Moirang, in the Bishnupur district, where he will hoist the National Flag and address the public, the union Home minister will visit Churachandpur where he will inaugurate the hill district’s first medical college and hospital.
A project worth Rs 1,300 crore will also be laid by him.
During the ceremony, Mr. Shah will lay the foundation stones for the construction of forty police outposts, 34 of which will be built along the India-Myanmar international border and six along the National Highway 37.
A number of projects will be inaugurated by him during the trip, including the Manipur Olympian Park at Sangaithel, a private ward at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), the water supply scheme for Moreh town, the Nongpok Thong Bridge on the eastern side of Kangla Fort and a cave tourism project at Kangkhui Cave.