Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First Polo Club of the World was set up in Silchar, Assam

Silchar, a small town of the northeastern state Assam, was the place where British formed the first Polo Club of the world. Silchar is also the headquarter of the Cachar district of Assam. The commemorative inscription for this feat still stand at the back side of the District Library, Silchar and the first competitive modern form of Polo was also played out in Silchar. In the 1850’s, British tea planters discovered the game in Manipur (Munipoor) on the Burmese border with India.

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