Chitral defeated Gilgit 10-9 goals to win the Shandur Polo Tournament on Sunday in Shandur. The event’s primary guest, IG FC North Major General Adil Yamin, awarded prizes to the athletes. Both domestic and international tourists in great numbers attended the festival. More than 15,000 visitors per day came during the present festival.
The final game featured the polo teams from Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chitral prevailed by a score of 10-9 goals.
The onlookers applauded the paragliders from Pakistan Army Physical Training School Abbottabad and the SSG Commandos of the Pakistan Army for putting on a stunning performance of para trooping and doing numerous risky acrobatics in the skies, making the occasion one to remember.
The night before the final match, a musical performance depicting the customs of Chitral, Gilgit, and Baltistan captured the attention of the visitors.
Young lads from the Kalash Valley showed off traditional dances while children from Gilgit-Baltistan performed national anthems. The show included traditional music from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan in addition to Zek Afridi’s Shandur song, and the audience enjoyed it.
Major General Adil Yamin, the Inspector General of the Frontier Corps, made a special appearance at the closing ceremony (North).The distinguished guests also gave awards and prizes to the winners.