Shandur Polo Festival concludes with bang

By: News Desk
Published: 08:39 PM, 3 Jul, 2022
Shandur Polo Festival concludes with bang
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With lively celebrations, the three-day-long Shandur Polo Festival 2022 came to an end on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The event is unique in the world and is held at a height of 12,264 feet on a polo field.

During the current festival, more than 15,000 tourists visited on a daily basis.

The polo teams from Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral competed in the final match, which was won by Chitral with a margin of 10-9 goals.

The spectators praised the paragliders of Pakistan Army Physical Training School Abbottabad and SSG Commandos of the Pakistan Army, who put on a spectacular performance of para trooping and performed many daring acrobatics in the skies, making the event one to remember.

A musical performance showcasing the traditions of Chitral, Gilgit, and Baltistan, as well as stunning fireworks, captivated the tourists the night before the final match.

Children from Gilgit-Baltistan performed national melodies, while young boys from Kalash Valley demonstrated traditional dances. Along with Zek Afridi's Shandur song, the concert also featured traditional music from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan, which was well received by the audience.

The ending ceremony featured a special appearance by Major General Adil Yamin, Inspector General Frontier Corps (North).

The special guest also presented the victors with prizes and trophies.

Reporter: Saud Butt