8th Red Shield Division Polo Tournament
Pothashang News Service, Imphal, 11th February, 2018: The 8th Red Shield Division Polo Tournament kicked off today at Mapal Kangjeibung organised by the Manipur Horse Riding & Polo Association.
Maj Gen Virendra Singh, VSM, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South), and MR H Deleep Singh, IAS, Commissioner, Higher Education & Social Welfare and president, Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association graced the occasion as the chief guest and the president respectively. Speaking on the occasion, Honorary President of Manipur Horse Riding & Polo Association complimented the Army and Red Shield Division for supporting and promoting the traditional sporting culture of Manipur. He also thanked the Army for its endeavours in bringing peace and prosperity to the state. He further complimented the organising committee of the Army for their effort in conducting this tournament.
Major General Virendra Singh, VSM, IGAR (South) wished all the participating teams the very best for the exhilarating matches and mentioned that competition of this nature inculcates in us the spirit to win and perform to the limits of our potential. He also highlighted that encouraging young people to broaden the horizons of their ambition is vital and polo which is a competitive sport should play a major role in inculcating spirit of sportsmanship in the young and budding riders of Manipur. Assuring people of the state, of the continued support from the army for promotion of traditional sports, he declared The Eighth Red Shield Division Polo Tournament 2018 open.
The ceremony also witnessed an impressive band display by Indian Army and tent pegging exhibition by junior riders of Manipur.