IMPHAL: Maj Gen Alok Naresh, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) visited Headquarters 9 Sector Assam Rifles and interacted with DGAR Archery team and Polo team attached with HQ 9 Sector Assam Rifles at Keithelmanbi Garrison on 24 Jul 2020.
The Assam Rifles Archery Team (ARAT) comprising of 16 men and 06 women archers participated in various competition/championships at National and International levels including State Archery Championships, All India Police Archery Championships, 1st North East Olympic Games, NTPC Championships, World Police & Fire Games at United States and Chengdu, China etc. The team proved their mettle by performing exceedingly well and won 137 Gold, 98 Silver and 67 Bronze Medals and various championship trophies in both individual as well as team events since raising, IGAR(S) informed in a press statement.
DG Assam Rifles Polo team was raised in the year 2017, the IGAR(S) informed stating that the team comprising of 11 players who have been participating in DGAR Polo Cup, DGAR Equestrian Championship, All Manipur State Polo Tournament, Dr N Hazari and Dr N Tombi State Polo Tournaments since raising. The team is working hard and improving with each passing day. The team is raring to perform and bring laurels to Assam Rifles in times to come, it added.
The IG interacted with Archers and Polo team and encouraged them to excel in the sport and aim at bringing laurels for the country in their future endeavours. He also appreciated the dedication and hard work of both the teams and highlighted the rich tradition of sports in Manipur and assured maximum possible help and support for the budding sports talent.