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Kang Shanaba, an indigenous game from Manipur


Kang Shanaba, an indigenous game from Manipur

Manipur, Oct 19 (ANI): 'Kang Shanaba' is an indigenous Manipuri game played with Kang, an oval object made of lac or lead with a spot of ivory in the middle. Steps are being taken to promote and preserve the indigenous game that has lost its popularity over time.

The Manipur Kang association in collaboration with local groups has been organizing Kang championships in different parts of the state. Recently, the 3rd Koijam Yaima Singh Memorial League cum Knock out Kang Tournament was held at Ucheckon Loukon Village in Imphal.

A total of 12 teams from different villages participated in the tournament held under the aegis of Ibudhou Wangbren Khana Chaoba Kang Committee. The game is played between two teams for duration of 4 and a half hour.

Each team, called a kangkhut, comprises ten players each, including 3 substitutes. The players need a lot of strength and should have proper concentration.

Manipur has a number of indigenous games including Sagol Kangjei or Polo, Mukna, Thangta, and Yub

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