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The Saragarhi Polo Challenge Cup 2011 (UK Sikhs Vs. India Sikhs)

December 1st, 2011

The Saragarhi Polo Challenge Cup 2011 (UK Sikhs Vs. India Sikhs)
SOURCE: Saragarhi Polo

The Saragarhi Polo Challenge Cup is conceived by the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail and is dedicated to memory of the 21 Sikhs of the 36th Regiment, who died in the battle of Saragarhi, 12th Sept 1897.

ASHT spearheaded a National campaign to raise awareness of this battle and launched Saragarhi Day on 12th September, 2010.

The Battle of Saragarhi, was fought during the Tirah Campaign on 12 September 1897 between twenty-one Sikhs of the 4th Battalion (then 36th Sikhs) of the Sikh Regiment of British India, defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen. The battle occurred in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, now part of Pakistan, which then formed part of British India.


The Saragarhi Challenge Cup – 3rd December, 2011

14:30 – Sherdils vs British Army Team, at Jaipur Riding and Polo Club, New Delhi
20:30 – Grand Reception , Imperial


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