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.
The Army Polo Team took home the trophy in an action-packed challenge with India’s Sherdills team.
Manoj 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.”