Shandur Polo Festival
Polo is the famous game in Pakistan. polo is the game of king and king of game. the people lived in Northen Area of Pakistan like a Chitral played a polo game. this game is played in a hourse and a ball will be hit in a target place like a football.
ISLAMABAD, June 8 (Pakistan Point News – 08th Jun, 2017 ) – Polo-“the round of rulers and the lord of amusements” is extremely well known in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Chitral for a considerable length of time and it conveys celebration and exhibit to the general population of the district once in a year at Shandur, Babuser Top and twice in Gilgit, Skirdu, Ghezer and Diamer. “Polo” which means a “wooden ball”, originates from the Balti dialect. The session of Polo which is played in GB in its most antiquated shape; some call it the purest frame, by the hilly individuals of GB and Chitral.
Polo is the most loved diversion in Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan. Gilgit, Skardu, Hunza, Diamer, Ghezer, Shigar, Laspor, Mastoj, and all different valleys around must have no less than one polo ground, where nearby individuals can be seen playing polo. “Free-form polo was just played in the GB and Chital on the planet, giving a chance of satisfaction and amusement to local people and in addition the remote vacationers,” President Polo Association Gilgit Ashraf Gul while conversing with APP said.
He said it was the “round of lords and the ruler of amusements” and was exceptionally famous in GB and Chitral for a considerable length of time and it conveys celebration and pomp to the general population once in year at Shandur, Babuser Top and twice in Gilgit, Skirdu, Ghezer and Diamer. Ashraf Gul said that “Polo is our customary diversion and our acknowledgment on the planet and we are completely dedicated to keep it in place in future.” During the polo competitions a large number of individuals come to Gilgit from different regions and Chitral to witness the free-form polo matches.
Adolescents, older folks and even youngsters from over the district come here to go to the celebration. Since the occasion gives a considerable measure of delight to local people as they energetically anticipate the event consistently, especially after the long cruel winter. Polo is a group activity played on horseback. The goal is to score objectives against a restricting group. Players score by driving a little white wooden ball into the contradicting group’s objective utilizing a since quite a while ago dealt with hammer.
Focal Asian started the game of polo back in the sixth century, which was a preparation and war-like diversion played by tribesman, with hundred men on each side. With the progression of time, Polo turned into the national round of Persia, and steadily spread to different parts of the world. The British Political Agent, Major Cobb, who was attached to polo, presented and played the amusement without precedent for Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral. In 1982 Shandur was associated with Chitral GB through jeepable street, and significance and prevalence of free-form polo expanded at national and global level as a result of Shandur polo celebration.
This celebration was frequently included into national date-book in the year 1990s, and three days celebration was formally planned on July consistently. “In 1982 Shandur was associated with Chitral GB through jeep capable street, and significance and prominence of free-form polo expanded at national and global levels in light of Shandur polo celebration”. This celebration was consistently included into national date-book in the year 1990s, and three days celebration was formally planned on July consistently, an incredible Polo player of Gilgit Baltistan Bulbul Jan told APP while featuring import of the game.
Bulbul additionally expressed that “Individuals of GB and Chitral are an authentic and social inheritance of keeping the rugged free-styled polo in its purest frame on the top of the world”. Individuals of GB and Chitral are a chronicled and social inheritance of keeping the bumpy free-styled polo in its purest frame on the top of the world. With the end goal of income producing, the diversion needs encourage global reputation, and exhibiting the delicate picture of Pakistan, For the advancement of Polo amusement GB Tourism and Sports Department has been arranging the Polo competitions consistently and is reestablishing all the polo stadiums in the district.
The GB government has officially expanded the assets for the polo competitions in all locale. “We trust that the two governments will cooperate for the fruitful association of this occasion to keep in place the session of Kings and will assume a positive part for the advancement of free-form polo, Director don Gilgit Hussai Ali told APP while stressing collaboration amongst GB and KP governments. Application/ss/sm/kmd (Eds.pls credit APP Feature Service)
shandur pass is located in pakistan provinces place called Gilgit Baltistan. this is the called little heaven of pakistan .