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First Polo Club in India
First Polo Club in India

Riya Sen
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Hi everybody I wanted to share this bit of information with all of you. The first polo club in the world was formed at a small town Silchar in Assam and the first competitive modern form of Polo was also played out in Silchar. The commemorative inscription for this feat still stand at the back side of the District Library Silchar. Thereafter many other polo clubs are formed and now the oldest polo club in the world is the Calcutta Club founded in 1862. Can we have more discussion on these polo clubs of India

Posted On : 04/08/09 11:10:12 PM

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Riya Sen
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Hi Siddharth, u r right saying that because Calcutta Polo is the oldest existing one whereas the one in Silchar is not in good condition now. But, factually, it is the Silchar Polo club, which was the first established in the world even. In fact, many sports lover of the valley are trying revive the oldest club there. I have personally visited that one and few people from Silchar have also done many projects on that due to this. In the 1850 s, British tea planters discovered the game in Manipur Munipoor on the Burmese border with India. Therafter, this club was formed. Silchar, being a very small town and less known, people do not know about this.

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Hello I am interested in learning more about the orgins of polo and Silchar. IS there still a club or at least people with knowledge of the former club around? many thanks jason

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Rituporna, Thank you for the info on Silchar. I am interested in learning more about Silchar and its place in polo s history. Do yu kow if the club has been revived? Are they any locals with institutional knowldege of the club? are there any recotrds? many thanks Jason

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Modern polo was evolved in Manipur. The Silchar Polo Club was founded in 1859 by British military officers and tea planters.

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