Survival of Manipuri Pony imperative : Karam Shyam

Survival of Manipuri Pony imperative : Karam Shyam
IMPHAL, Nov 24 2(DIPR): Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Karam Shyam has said that survival of Manipuri Pony is necessary for the survival of Manipuri Polo.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the Day 3 function of the ongoing 11th Manipur Polo International 2017 at Imphal Pologround (Mapal Kangjeibung) today. He said that Polo in Manipur is not just a sport, but it is a way of life and an integral part of our culture.
Expressing concern over the dwindling population of Manipuri Pony, he appealed to all the citizens to help in conservation of the Manipuri Polo.
He appreciated the efforts of Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association and the participating International polo teams for giving International attention towards the critically endangered Manipuri Pony.
It is a great concern that the present population of Manipuri Pony is around 600 and it is the duty of each and every citizen to take part in the conservation of pony. The Government will take up all measures to help in conservation of pony, he added.
The tournament is being organised by Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association. Altogether six teams are participating in the tournament. The function was also attended by MLA L Radhakishore Singh, MLA P Sharatchandra Singh and Chairman MANITRON/MANIDCO Dr Yumnam Radheshyam and Polo enthusiasts.

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