Manipur: Union home minister Amit Shah unveils 122-feet-tall polo statue in Imphal

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Imphal: In a historic moment, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday inaugurated the 122-feet-high Marjing Polo Statue at Marjing Polo Complex in Manipur’s Imphal East in the presence of chief minister N Biren Singh.

Manipur is considered to be the birthplace of the polo game, locally known as Sagol Kangjei.

Amit Shah, who arrived in Manipur on Thursday evening as part of the North Eastern Council (NEC), will inaugurate hosts of projects, including inauguration of Churachandpur Medical College, the first medical college in hill districts of the state,  and the inaugural hoisting of 175 feet tall National Flag at INA headquarters, Moirang in Bishnupur district.

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Taking to his Twitter handle, Union minister Amit Shah said “It is believed that Sagol Kangjei, the modern-day Polo game originated in Manipur. Today, inaugurated a 122 feet statue of a polo player at the Marjing Polo Complex in Imphal. This will surely take the legacy forward and inspire more youngsters toward the game.”

Terming the event a historic moment for the people of the state in promoting Polo game, chief minister Biren Singh said “It’s a great privilege and a historic moment for the people of the Manipur to have Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji inaugurate the Marjing Polo Statue.”

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“This 122 ft polo statue will highlight the significance and revive the glory of Manipur as the birthplace of Polo,” Singh added.

CM Biren Singh also took a selfie with Union minister Amit Shah with the polo statue in the background and said that “A precious moment which I’ll cherish forever.”

The inaugural ceremony was also attended by cabinet ministers, MLAs, state government officials, among others.

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