The 14th edition of International Polo Tournament organised by Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association (MHRPA) was held at Pat Williamson Polo Ground at Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) in Kolkata from December 22 to 29.
A press release stated that MHRPA conducted the 14th edition of the International Polo Tournament as part of the Sangai Festival of Manipur, under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren Singh. On behalf of the Indian Army, Lt Gen KK Repswal, SM, VSM, came from HQ Eastern Command in Kolkata and attended the occasion on December 26 as the chief guest, it added.
It mentioned that the display of excellent horsemanship by the Manipuri riders and Polo players impressed visitors from Kolkata, Delhi and abroad. As positive fallout, the Eastern Command had invited MHRPA to showcase a Traditional Manipuri Sagol Kangjei (Polo) match at Kolkata, on the final day of the ongoing Kolkata Polo Season 2022, it continued.
It also extended acknowledgement to HQ Eastern Command, army commander Lt gen RP Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM; the chief of staff Lt gen KK RepswaL, SM, VSM and the team of army officials for hosting the event. “MHRPA is grateful to the Indian Army and Eastern Command at Fort William, Kolkata, for sponsoring the entire trip expenses and for the wonderful hospitality as well,” it added.