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Governor’s trophy held in Manipur

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Manipur, Dec. 6 (EMN): The 1st Governor’s Trophy -State Level Mukna Kangjei Tournament organised by Kreeda Bharati, Manipur culminated on Wednesday with Imphal West ‘B’ winning the trophy by defeating Thoubal ‘A’ (5-1) at the 1st Manipur Rifles Parade ground.
The tournament commenced on Dec. 2. Speaking on the occasion Speaker Y Khemchand appreciated the organiser for organising such kind of indigenous games at the state level. In his presidential speech Education minister Th Radheshyam Singh said that Mukna Kangjei is an indigenous game which needs to be promoted. Later, they presented the winner’s trophy and a cheque of INR. 20,000 to Imphal West ‘B’ and the runners up trophy and a cheque of INR. 10,000 to Thoubal ‘A’ team.
As part of the closing ceremony, Pung Cholom and Thang-Ta were exhibited by various artists. Mukna Kangjei is a game combined the arts of Mukna (like wrestling) and Kangjei (cane stick) to play the ball made of Seasoned Bamboo roots. The game is played by two teams each consisting of seven players. Around 10 teams participated in the tournament this year.

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