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Nehru trophy boat race 2016
64 th edition

2nd saturday  august 13th 2016

winner of nehru trophy   karichal chundan snakeboat rowed by vembanad kumarakom boat club.h

Sixty-six boats including 25 snake-boats will participate in the race.

Nehru trophy prediction contest-2016
A contest to predict the winner of the coveted annual boat race is being organised by the Nehru Trophy Boat Race Publicity Committee. The winner will be given the P.T. Cheriyan memorial award with a purse of Rs.10,001 in cash.Entries should be sent in A4-size white paper, enclosed in a stamped envelope, marked ‘Nehru trophy prediction contest-2016.’
The entry should contain the name of the snake-boat, the sender’s name, address and phone number. Entries on post cards will not be considered, according to the organisers.Each contestant is allowed to predict the name of only one boat.
Rejection :The entry containing more than the name of one boat will be rejected. The entries should reach the organisers before 5 p.m. on August 11. The entries should be sent to: The Convener, Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office, Civil Station, Alappuzha 688001. More information will be available on phone 0477 -2251349.

 

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Schedule
Chundan Vallam snake boat
Heats 1
st george
Devas
Mahadevan
Kattil thekkethil
Heats 2
Vellamkulangara
Cheruthana
St pious
anari

heats 3
Payipadan
Sree ganesh
Karichal
Karuvatta
Heats 4
Jawahar
Champakulam
Illikalam
Nadumbhagam




History
: In 1952 the then prime minister of India Shri Jawaharlal Nehru on his visit to kerala
took the water route from Kottayam to Alappuzha. A race was organised in his honour. The victor
of the race was Nadumbaghom chundan. Nehru was so excited seeing the race that he leapt on to
the boat and congratulated the winners.

 


 

 

 

 




The Trophy: Later that year he send a token of his appreciation - a miniature silver chundan
mounted on a ebony case. The plaque on the trophy bears the following inscription above his
signature " To the winners of the boat race which is a unique feature of community life in
Travancore - Cochin "

There after the event became an annual feature named prime minister's trophy boat race and is
held on the second saturday of August every year. After nehru's death it was renamed as Nehru Trophy

convener nehru trophy publiity committee
district information officecivil station alappuzha 688 001, phone: 0477 2251349
Convener, Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office, Civil Station, Alappuzha, PIN – 688 001
+ 91 477-2251349

Nehru trophy boat race 2015 schedule

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