King Kangba memorial at Kangmong to be developed as heritage site: Jayantakumar

Imphal, February 22, 2017: Art & Culture Minister Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh today announced that the memorial site of King Kangba at Kangmong will be developed as a Heritage Site of the State.

A ministerial team today paid an inspection visit at Kangmong of Nambol under Konthoujam Constituency of Imphal West where the last rite of King Kangba is believed to have been performed.

Speaking to the media, Minister Jayantakumar said that the Government will soon develop the memorial site to a Heritage Site of the State and promote it as a tourist destination. King Kangba is very popular to us for his contributions to the State of Kangleipak during his Kingship. He introduced the Game of Polo which is now being played in many countries as a popular game. Kangmong is also a place where the First Polo (Sagol Kangjei) is believed to have been played during his reign i.e. 1405-1359 B.C. The Minister added that Kangdrum, Kangjei, Kanghu, Kangpot, Kang, etc., is also considered to have been derived after his name.

MLA Konthoujam A/C Dr S. Ranjan Singh, Members of Lainingthou Kangba Thougal Singlup and others were also present during the visit.

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