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Namami Barak festival held in Assam
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Namami Barak festival
in Silchar, Assam. Besides showcasing the potential and possibilities of the Barak
Valley, the festival will ensure a boost in trade and economic activities in this part of
Assam. Barak Valley is a gateway to Southeast Asia under the government's Act
East policy.
Barak festival and history of polo:
At this festival, people play Polo as means to promote unity among the local
community.
 The oldest polo ground in the world is the Imphal Polo Ground in Manipur
 The first polo club in the world was formed at Assam's Silchar in 1834.
 The first ever competitive polo match in its modern form was played in Silchar.
Fact sheet:
1. The Barak Valley is located in the southern region of the Indian state of
Assam. The main city of the valley is Silchar. The region is named after the
Barak river.
2. The Barak River is one of the major rivers of South Assam and is a part of
the Surma-Meghna River System. It rises in the hill country of Manipur State,
where it is the biggest and the most important of the hill country rivers. After
Manipur it flows through Mizoram State and into Assam
3. It enters Bangladesh where it divides into the Surma and Kushiyara rivers

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