Patna: Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday inaugurated the 36th All India Police Equestrian competition at the Bihar Veterinary College playground in which 17 teams from various police organizations from across the state are participating in 31 different events.

Praising the Bihar Police for organizing this event, the Governor said that the relationship of man with horses went back several thousand years as one could not talk about Ramayan, Mahabharat, or the Mughal period in India in which horses always paid major role in the shaping of the history.

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurates equestrian contest in Patna on Friday.

"Genghis Khan conquered many nations because of his reliance on top breed of horses and one could not talk about Maharana Pratap without mentioning his horse named Chetak. It is said that many wars were lost due to slow moving elephants but many others were won decisively because of top notch horses in the army," Malik said.

Senior police officials Ravindra Kumar, Gupteshwar Pandey, Vinay Kumar, Arvind Pandey, A K Ambedkar, Alok Raj, and Mounted Police Commander Pushkar Anand were among many who were present on the occasion.