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Historic day for Manipur: HM Shah inaugurates Churachandpur Medical College; Marjing Polo Statue

First Published: 6th January, 2023 12:59 IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launches mega development projects in Manipur. Churachandpur gets 1st medical college among hill districts.

HM Amit Shah gets a rousing welcome in Churachandpur

It is indeed a historic day for Manipur as Union Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a series of development projects including the inauguration of the Churachandpur Medical College. This is significant since Churachandpur Medical College (CMC) is the first medical college to be set up in the hill districts of Manipur.

Besides, Shah also unveiled the 120 feet statue of a polo player riding a pony being developed at Heingang Marjing Hill in Imphal East district.

It may be mentioned that Manipur is the birthplace of polo but the modern-day sport of polo does have its origination in the northeast state. Polo, also known as Sagol Kangjei in Manipur, has great religious and mythological significance and to uphold this heritage and sport together.

Union home minister presented with ‘Kangjei’ (polo mallet) and ‘Kangdroom’ (polo ball)

The Home minister also hoisted the national flag at Heritage site of INA headquarters in Moirang area in Bishnupur district.

Addressing a massive rally at Moirang after virtually inaugurating 12 projects worth Rs 300 crore and laying the foundation stone of nine projects worth Rs 1,007 crore, Shah said,”the BJP government defeated insurgency and lifted Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 or AFSPA from six districts of the state.”

Besides, the Union Home Minister while harping on the development agenda claimed that BJP has transformed the state of affairs and ushered peace in the state.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also took a jibe at the Congress and said, “There was a situation of terror during the Congress rule in Manipur. Now, it is among the best governed small states.”

“We had promised to make Manipur free from terrorism, today Manipur is completely free from terrorism and is walking on the path of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM N Biren Singh,” N Biren Singh added.

After unveiling the unveiling the 120 feet statue of a polo player riding a pony being developed at Heingang Marjing HillI the Union Home Minister said, “It is believed that Sagol Kangjei, the modern-day Polo game originated in Manipur. This will surely take the legacy forward and inspire more youngsters toward the game.”

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