Hunza, March 9: The first inter-village “Thaghm Paidal Polo Tournament” started yesterday at the Gulmit historical polo ground. The tournament is organized by the local chapter of Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Hunza in order to preserve the memories of the historical polo game being played during Thaghm. The tournament is also aimed at to promote inter-village harmony through sports activities.
The famous polo player Shah Gul Aziz was the chief guest whereas Rahim Khan, President Ismaili Council for Gulmit was the presiding guest of the opening ceremony. About seven teams from Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini have registered for the tournament.
In the first match, Ghulkin defeated Gulmit Old by 5-3. Hussaini won the 2nd match, defeating Chamangul, Gulmit by 4-0. Gulmit Young Star won the 3rd match by defeating Kamaris-Odver, Gulmit.