Shina Drass lifts Kargil polo trophy

Shina Drass lifted the first Kargil polo tournament by defeating Himalayan Drass A by 1-0 goals.
Shina Drass lifts Kargil polo trophy
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Shina Drass lifted the first Kargil polo tournament by defeating Himalayan Drass A by 1-0 goals.

The event was the initiative of the District Police Kargil for reviving the age old tradition of Horse Polo in Kargil and in it 6 teams from Kargil participated, an official handout said.

Speaking on the occasion Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali who was Chief Guest, appreciated the role of district police Kargil and said that this step for organizing polo matches is a leap in preserving the traditions of Kargil, handout said.

He also appreciated the people Drass, Bodh Karbo and Wakha for preserving this game of heritage and told that it's time to promote this game in Kargil as a major tourist attraction as well as a professional game.

Later the chief guest distributed trophies and mementoes amongst the winner and runner up teams and cash prize of  Rs:15,000 and Rs: 7,000 respectively.

The final was witnessed by world renowned historian and Tibetologist Prof Dieter Shue, Commander 121 Infantry Brigade, Brigadier T K Chopra, CO BSF SM Kispota, Additional SP, Polo Promoter of Kargil Muhammad Amin Polo, District Officers and Top Police Officials along with some of the prominent personalities of Kargil.

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