Manipur Art and Culture Minister L Jayantakumar Singh announced that the memorial site of King Kangba at Kangmong will be developed as a state heritage site.
A ministerial team 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, according to an official press release.
Speaking to the media, Jayantakumar said the State 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 of 1405-1359 BC,” the Minister said.
Jayantakumar also said that Kangdrum, Kangjei, Kanghu, Kangpot, Kang, and others are also considered to have been derived from his name.
Konthoujam constituency legislator Dr S Ranjan Singh, Commissioner of Art and Culture, M Luxmikumar Singh, members of Lainingthou Kangba Thougal Singlup and others were also present during the visit.