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The inaugural Saragarhi Cup Polo Match on Saturday 18 September brought together star players from India’s Punjab region and members of The British Army Polo Team for a challenge benefitting The British Asian Trust and The Bhumi Vardaan Foundation, both founded by HRH The Prince of Wales.
On hand to present the trophies, HRH The Prince of Wales met guests at a reception following the match held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club near Windsor. Organised by the Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail, the match also featured traditional Bhangra music and dance originating in the Punjab region and associated with Sikh farmers celebrating the coming of the harvest season.
LRBT Girl by Fatima“This inaugural match brought together British and Sikh players united to support the work of two charities bringing lasting change to disadvantaged communities in South Asia,” said Harbinder Singh, Honorary Director of the Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail. “Our shared polo heritage was showcased in a lively match where the charities were the real winners,” he said. The Army Polo Team took home the trophy in an action-packed challenge with India’s Sherdills team.
LRBT Girl by FatimaManoj Badale, chairman of The British Asian Trust, said: “Support from the proceeds of The Saragarhi Cup Polo Match will help The Trust meet the greatest needs of the poorest communities. We are delighted to be chosen with The Bhumi Vardaan Foundation as the beneficiaries of the match.”