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2017

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'Gabriel Chundan', Thuruthipuram Boat Club, Ernakulam lead by Sh.Oommen Jacob won Nehur Trophy by covering the distance in 4.17.42 minutes. 'Mahadevikad Kattil Thekkethu', United Boat Club, Kainakari finished as second in 4.17.72 minutes, 'Payippadan', Kumarakam Vembanad Boat Club finished as third and 'Karichal', Town Boat Club, Kumarakom finished as fourth in 4.17.99 minutes.
Loosers' Final :
According to first 4 places:Aayaparamb Pandi(4.37.10),Aayaparamb Valiya Divanji(4.37.24),St.Pius Tenth(4.39.17),Vellamkulangara(4.43.65).
2nd Loosers' Final: Nadubhagam(4.39.10),Champakulam Puthen Chundan(4.47.81),Aanari Puthen Chundan(4.53.20),Sri.Ganeshan(4.54.15).
Third Loosers: St.George(5.31.75),Karuvatta Srivinayakan(5.35.48),Karuvatta(5.47.98).
Vepp A Grade,Chethikkadan(4.41.16),Ambalakkadavan(4.41.88),kottaparamban(4.42.59),Pulikkathara Short(4.46.54).

There will be traffic control in the town on 12th August 2017 from 9 Am onwards. Parking will not be permitted on the road sides from 6 AM. Vehicles would be removed using recovery vehicles , if found parked on the road sides and fine would be imposed.

    • No traffic would be permitted from 7 AM to 7 PM from North Junction of the District Court to Thathampally Kurishadi Junction.
    • No traffic would be permitted from Control Room to Fire Force office except KSRTC Vehicles.
    • Vehicles coming for the Boat Race from :

    • Alappuzha-Tanneermukkam side have to park at SDV School Grounds.
    • Ernakulam side have to come via Kommadi and park at SDV School Grounds.
    • Changanasserry via Kaithavana have to park at Carmel/St.Antony School Grounds.

    • Heavy Containers should not enter the town from 9 AM to 8 PM.
    • Heavy Containers coming from Southern Side to park at Kalarkode ByPass.
    • Heavy Containers Coming from Northern side to park at Kommady ByPass.

The District Collector Smt.Veena N Madhavan, Secretary NTBRS & RDO Sh.S. Muraleedharan Pillai, Publicity Convener & District Informtion Officer Sh.Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Infrastructure Commitee Convener& Executive Engineer(Irrigation), Smt.R Rekha and IT Committee Convener & District Informatics Officer Smt.Parvathi Devi P have participated in the Press Conference .


    •Spectators coming for the Boat Race have to reach before 10 AM
    •Don’t throw Plastic bottles and any other item into the backwater
    •No Boat services would be permitted from 10 AM onwards, from DTPC Jetty to Punnamada and back


    • Barricades have been placed on the road leading to the main entrance at Punnamada for controlling the entry after verifying the passes.
    • Nobody will be permitted into the pavilions without pass from 6 AM onwards.
    • Legal actions will be taken against the trespassers and people who bring people without pass by boat and other means and off load in the pavilions.•
    • The Ticket/Pass holders after entering the pavilion, if goes out and return, will not be let in.
    • Shadow Police will be in place for tracking unauthorized passes and strict action will be taken, if found with unauthorized pass.
    • SWTD Boats are arranged for returning from the Nehru Pavilion to the main land after the boat race.
    • No speed boats, motor boats or small boats except of the officials should enter the race course from 8 Am. Tress passing boats would be confiscated and recommendation would be given to suspend the permit and driver’s licence for three years.
    • Announcement / Advertisement boats should not pass through the race course and nearby areas. No Mike set should be used. Action will be taken on non compliance and it would be recommended for suspending the driver’s licence.
    • It will not be permitted to accommodate more people than permitted in House Boats and Motor boats anchoring near by the Nehru pavilion. Such Boats will be towed away if found violating the rule. Ambulances will be available for emergency services in Punnamada starting point, Finishing Point, Matha Jetty, Rajeev Jetty and Police Control room.

Video Surveillance systems had been installed for tracking the boats and oarsmen who violates the rules and guidelines of the boat race. Strict actions will be taken against the offenders. Persons who swim into the tracks and disturbs the boat races will be arrested and actions will be initiated against them. Raids will be conducted by the Shadow Police for preventing liquor consumption in and around the Race Course.


Police force of about 2000 in strength under the leadership of District Police Chief including 20 DySPs, 33 CIs,353 SIs and others will take care of the security in Punnamada and nearby places by dividing it into 14 sectors. The Police force will be deployed from 6 AM onwards.

Police force have been deployed in 40 boats in Punnamada backwaters for the security of the people. The whole town will be under CCTV camera surveillance.

Barricades will be arranged in the Northern side of the Dock Chira , for restricting the entry of other boats. Barricades will also be arranged in both the banks at Starting point. Shadow Police and Special branch Police will be deployed in and around Punnamada for preventing anti-social activities, pick pocketing and thefts.


Media journalists can apply for media awards instituted by NTBR society.News paper or visual media reports published in various News paper, TV Channels and magazines from July 10th to August 13th which are helpful in publicizing the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race are considered for the awards.

Media professionals involved in the four fields of news events such as print media reports, visual media reports, photographers and cameramen are eligible to apply. Award comprises of a Trophy, Cash prize of Rs.10001 and a certificate of merit. Mode of submitting the entries are given below.

• News Paper Reports – Original clipping of the news paper together with two copies. • News Photograph – 3 copies of News Photo of size 10*8 together with one copy of news paper in which the news photo is printed.
• Visual Media Reports – Visuals from Malayalam news bulletins or magazines are to be submitted in CD/DVD format along with two copies. The duration of visual should not be more than 7 minutes. The number of entries from each channel is limited to a maximum number of 5 entries in each category. The title of the reports, content, Date, duration and description also to be submitted separating in writing along with the entries. The Story should not be divided into section; instead it should be shown as an integrated and complete news report. With each entry, names of the news paper/ TV channel, date /time, name of Journalist / Photographers/ Cameraman and address to be submitted in separate paper.
• One contestant can send maximum two entries in one category. Same entry cannot be sent for more than one category.
• Each entry should be sent in separate cover. The name of competition category should be mentioned on to the cover. The applicant should sign along with name on the CD/DVD.
• A certificate issued by the News Editor or any other authorized official is to be attached with the entries.
• The entries should reach the District information officer Secretary – N.T.B.R, Media Award Committee, Department of Information and Public Relations ,Civil Relations ,Civil Stations , Alappuzha, 688001 ,Phone 0477-2251349 on or before 5.00 pm,31 Aug 2017.


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The Boat Race will be streamed live from the Door Darshan live transmission. The link is available on the official website of Alappuzha. The official website received 7 lakhs hits in the months of July-August alone and a total of 10,29,109 since Jan.2017. National Informatics Centre is maintaining the website.


Honourable Chief Minister of Govt. of Kerala Sh. Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate this year’s Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The flag will be hoisted by him after offering floral tribute to the Nehru Statue. Hounarable Ministers of Finance Dr. T M Thomas Isaac, PWD & Registration Sh.G Sudhakaran, Food & Civil Supplies Sh. P Thilothaman, Tourism & Cooperation Sh.Kadakampally Surendran, Transport Sh.Thomas Chandy, Revenue Sh.E Chandrasekharan, Irrigation Sh.Mathew T Thomas, Port & Archaeology Sh.Kadannappally Ramachandran, Opposition Leader Sh.Ramesh Chennithala , Finance Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Sh.Hazeeb A Drabu, Members of Parliament Sh. K C Venugopal, Sh.Kodikkunnil Suresh, Members of Legislative Assembly Adv.A M Arif, Sh.R Rajesh, Sh. K K Ramachandran Nair, Adv. U Pratibha Hari, High Court Judge Surendra Mohan, District Panchayat President G Venugopal, District Collector Smt.Veena N Madhavan and Senior Officers will attend. Winners of Media Awards 2016 and Mascot Competitions will be felicitated during the function.The Souvenir of Nehru Trophy boat Race-2017 will be released.


The work on Nehru Pavilion and temporary Galleries have been completed. The New starting systems and arrangements for displaying the time taken by each boat in the race by setting up modern digital devices. The entry of the small boats to the finals will also be decided on the basis of least time taken for finishing.More Bus and Boat services have been arranged for facilitating the people for watching the Boat Race.

An estimated budget of Rs.318,33,250/- and Rs. 222,97,700/- as income and expenses respectively have been passed by the Executive Committee. It is expected that the boat race can be conducted smoothly with the grant of Rs.One Crore from State Government, Ticket sales , support from banks, Public Sector undertakings and advertisements etc., even though Title Sponsors are not there.


The Proclamation Rally today(August 10))
    • Rally at Kollam and Pathanamthitta today(August 10)
    • Kottayam and Eranakulam tomorrow(August 11)

District Collector Smt. Veena N.Madhavan flagged off a rally to announce the nearing of 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This was arranged jointly by Information and Public Relations Department and Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee. It will tour through five districts show casing the winner’s Trophy with the signature of Jawaharlal Nehru imprinted on it. Shri. S. Muraleedharan Pillai , N.T.B.R Secretary and R.D.O , Shri. Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Publicity Convenor and District Information Officer, Smt. Paravathy Devi .P, Convenor IT Committee and District Informatics Officer, Shri. A.M.Naufal, Shri. Harikumar Valeth and Shri. K. Nasser, Press Club Treasurer Shri. G. Anil Kumar and Shri. Ramesan Chemman Parambil, members ,Publicity Committee ,Shri Jose Kavanaadu and Shri Johny Mukkam ,Members, Executive Committee were also present in the launching of rally. The rally van displayed photo- video presentations and exhibited them at various places. Photographs and videos depicting the history of boat race, a title song written by port/ dramatist Shri Kavalam Narayan Panikkar, a documentary on N.T.B.R and around 45 Photographs of boat race held in the past were the attractions of the exhibition. The rally van exhibited the presentation in the following places and ended back in Alappuzha.


Schedule :

August 10 : Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta Districts :

Ambalappuzha Bus Stand, Harippad, Thottappally Junction, Harippad KSRTC bus stand, Nangyarkulangara Junction, Kayamkulam KSRTC bus stand, Karunagappally, Chavara, Kollam Collectorate, Pathanamthitta Collectorate and Town


August 11 : Pathanmthitta, Kottayam and Ernakulam Districts :

Thiruvalla, Changanassery KSRTC bus stand ,Chingavanam, Kottayam Press Club, Collectorate, Thirunakkara, Thazhathangadi, Kumarakam, Thalayazham, Ullala, Vaikom, Vytilla, Edappally and Ernakulam


August 12 : Arur, Cherthala, Thanneermukkam, Kalavoor and Alappuzha


The closing ceremony of the cultural programmes which have been conducted as part of Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 will be held at Town Square today(August 11th ) at 5.30 PM. The function will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister for Finance, Dr. Thomas Isaac. The function will be presided over by Sh. Thomas Joseph, Minicipal Chairman.

Sh.Rajiv Alunkal, Noted Film song composer will be the Chief Guest. The welcome speech will be delivered by the Standing Committee Chairman(Health),Sh.B Mehaboob. Former MLAs Adv. D Sugathan, Sh. C K Sadasivan, District Panchayat Vice President Smt.Daleema Jojo, Councillors Smt. Zeenath Nazar, Sh. R Hari, Smt.Sajeena Haris, Smt.Ramisath, Sh. R R Joshiraj, Sh.Salim Kumar, Smt.I Latha and Sh.Jayaprasad will give felicitations and Councillor Sh. K A Sabu will give vote of thanks.


The District Collector Smt. Veena N. Madhavan has informed that , the preparations are done regarding the Boat Race in which the greatest number of boats are participating in the history of Boat Race . A total of 24 boats will participate including 20 Chundan Boats and 4 exhibition boats. 5 Iruttukuthy A-Grade boats , 25 Iruttukuthy B-Grade boats, 9 Veppu A Grade Boats , 6 Veppu B Grade Boats, 3 Churulan Boats , Thekkanody Thara,Kettu (3each) will be participating in the race. Heats competitions of small boats will be conductor on August 12 at 11.00AM.


There will be a Press Conference by the Chairman NTBRS & District Collector on 10th August at 12 noon at the Royal Park Hotel. All the Media representatives are requested to be present for the conference.


" The people of Alappuzha are still celebrating the Nehru Trophy Boat Race with the enthusiasm which is above Caste, Creed, Religion and Politics" said film director Sh. Fazil, while inaugurating the cultural meeting organized by the Cultural Committee, Nehru Trophy Boat Race. In spite of the developments in technology, the boat race is still presented in its own unique style, being part of our culture. He added that the new generation should come forward to make the boat race a world renowned festival with all its spirit and integrity.

Thomas Joseph, Chairman of Alappuzha Municipality presided over the function.The cultural leader and guru, Kalleli Raghavan Pillai was honored at the function. Former MLAs Sh. A Shukoor, Sh.KK Shaji,Vice-Chairperson Smt.Beena Koch Bava, Dr. Nedumudi Harikumar, Chairmen of the Municipality Standing Committee, Smt.Molly Thomas, Adv. G.Manoj Kumar, Opposition LeaderSh.D. Lakshmanan and Counselor Sh.KJ Praveen also spoke. Adv.A.A.Razak welcomed the gathering and the Standing Committee Chairman Smt.Sholy C.S proposed the vote of thanks. The trophies for the schools which performed well at the procession that started at the municipal stadium before the conference were also presented.


    • Rally at Kollam and Pathanamthitta today(August 10)
    • Kottayam and Eranakulam tomorrow(August 11)

The Proclamation rally carrying the Nehru Trophy which is adorned with the Signature of the First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, will start on 10th August. The rally, organized by Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee in association with Information-Public Relations department will be flagged off by the District Collector Sh.Veena.N.Madhavan from Collectorate, Alappuzha.

Municipal Chairman Sh.Thomas Joseph, Press Club Secretary Sh.G. Harikrishnan, Souvenir Committee Convener & ADM Sh.M K Kabir, Secretary, NTBRS & RDO Sh.Muralidharan Pillai, District Information Officer & Convener, Publicity Committee Sh.Chandrahasan Vaduthala, , Convener , Infrastructure Committee & Executive Engineer, Irrigation Smt.R.Rekha, IT Committee Convener & District Informatics Officer, Smt.P. Parvathi Devi and Publicity Committee Members will participate in the function.

An Exhibition featuring the photo-video presentation of history of the boat race, 'Unarthupattu' written by Padmabhushan Kavalam Narayana Panicker and a documentary on Nehru Trophy Boat Race are the highlights of the program. Over 45 photos of NTBR from different time periods are included in the Proclamation rally exhibition.


Schedule :

August 10 : Alappuzha, Kollam and Pathanamthitta Districts :

Ambalappuzha Bus Stand, Harippad, Thottappally Junction, Harippad KSRTC bus stand, Nangyarkulangara Junction, Kayamkulam KSRTC bus stand, Karunagappally, Chavara, Kollam Collectorate, Pathanamthitta Collectorate and Town


August 11 : Pathanmthitta, Kottayam and Ernakulam Districts :

Thiruvalla, Changanassery KSRTC bus stand ,Chingavanam, Kottayam Press Club, Collectorate, Thirunakkara, Thazhathangadi, Kumarakam, Thalayazham, Ullala, Vaikom, Vytilla, Edappally and Ernakulam


August 12 : Arur, Cherthala, Thanneermukkam, Kalavoor and Alappuzha


Alappuzha town had been turned into a spectacular colour palette by the Studenrs with dazzling decorative umbrellas and baloons. The pageantry was organized as a proclamation of the forthcoming Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The procesion was flagged off by the District Collector Smt. Veena N Madhavan from EMS Stadium. The District Police Chief Sh. S Surendran, Municipal Chairman Sh. Thomas Joseph, Municipal Vice Chairperson Smt.Beena Kochubava, Municipal Councillors and other eminent persons participated.

'Panchavadyam' , 'Chendamelam' , 'Kathakali', 'Theyyam' etc. had added colours to the rally. A group of Students carried placards with slogan ' laharikkethire thuzha eriyam' against substance abuse. Students from Educaional Institutions including B.Ed. Colleges and Teachers Training Institutes, Scouts&Guides, NCC and SPC cadets actively participated in the rally.


The District Police Chief S.Surendran, turned as a photographer during the inaugural function of the photo exhibition, 'Kazhcha', organized by Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee in association with the Alappuzha Press club, at the open air auditorium in the Town Square. The function was inaugurated by The District Police Chief by capturing the photos of media persons posing with the display images. He said that the hard work the Medias do to spread the news about the boat race to every corner of the world is priceless.

Press Club President VS Umesh presided over the function. District Information Officer Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Press Club Secretary G Harikrishnan, Publicity Committe member Abdul Salam Labba, Reji Cherian, C Biju also spoke.

The exhibition comprising of rare views of various boat races in the district including Nehru Trophy and beautiful pictures of Alappuzha will be held till August 11th.


The story of the Boat Race will be told by the camera rolls from today (August 9th ) onwards. ’Kazhcha’, the photo exhibition organized by NTBR Publicity Committee in association with Press Club, Alappuzha in Town Square will be inaugurated by the District Police Chief Sh.S.Surendran.

Press Club President Sh. V S Umesh will preside over the function. District Information Officer Sh.Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Press Club Secretary Sh.G. Harikrishnan, Treasurer Sh.G.Anilkumar and members of the Publicity Committee will participate. The exhibition will feature photos by Journalists on Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The exhibition will be held till August 11th.


The Nehru Trophy Cultural Procession will be held today (August 9th ). The District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan will flag off the procession from the EMS stadium at 2.30 AM. The procession will end at the Town Square. The Meeting at Town Square will be inaugurated by Film Director Sh.Fasil at 5 PM. Municipal Chairman Sh.Thomas Joseph will preside over the function. Alleppey's guru Sh.Kalleli Raghavan Pillai will be honoured. District Panchayat President Sh.G.Venugopal, former MLAs Sh.A A Shukkoor, Sh.K K Shaju, Municipal Councillors and eminent persons will participate in the function. There will be music concert and mimics lead by Sh.Afsal and Smt.Akhila.


The Nehru Trophy Boat Race celebrations got boosted up with the enthralling Vanchipattu (Boat Song) Competition. The District Panchayat President Sh.G Venugopal hoisted the flag and inaugurated the competition. The Chief Coordinator, former MLA Sh.C K Sadasivan presided over the function. Former MLA Sh.A A Shukkur, Irrigation Executive Engineer Smt. R Rekha, Sh.C K Vijayan, Sh.S M Iqbal, Sh.Jose Kavanad, Sh.Thankachan Pattathil, Sh.Sunny,MV Sh.Halthaf and others participated in the function.

The competition was started with the Vanchipattu by 10 employees of the Department of Irrigation, led by Sh. P S Santhosh Kumar, applauding the achievements of Alappuzha, celebrating Diamond Jubilee. The song was composed by Sh.P J Vijayan, Vanchipattu Team Secretary. 39 teams participated in various categories of the competitions.

Results :

• Kuttanadu style:

    o Junior Girls
       1st Prize : Kuttamangalam SNDP HSS
       2nd Prize : Aryad Government HSS
       3rd Prize : St Michael's HSS, Thathampally

    o Juinor Boys :
       1st Place : Kuttamangalam SNDP HSS
       2nd Prize : St.Michael's HSS, Thampappally
       3rd Prize : St. Mary's HSS, Champakulam

    o Senior Girls :
       1st Prize : Cherthala Muttam Holy Family HSS
       2nd Prize : Kuttamangalam SNDP HSS
       3rd Prize : Aryad HSS

    o Senior Boys :
       1st Place : Kuttamangalam SNDP HSS
    o Women :
       1st Prize : Navabhavana Vanchipattu Sangham
       2nd Prize : Nedumudi Brothers Vanchipattu Sangham
       3rd Prize : Mathum Sevenstar Vanchipattu Sangham

    o Men :
       1st Place : Kidangara Vanchipattu Sangham
       2nd Place : Ambalapuzha Sree Durga Vanchipattu Sangham
       3rd Place : Thampampally Pioneer Arts Club reached


• Vechupattu :
    o Women :
       1st Prize: Navabhavana Vanchipattu Sangham
       2nd Prize : Seven Star Vanchipattu Sangham
       3rd Prize : Brothers Vanchipattu Sangham

    o Men :
       1st Prize : Ambalapuzha Shri Durga Vanchipattu Sangham
       2nd Prize : Thathampally Pioneer Granthasala
       3rd Prize : Chembakassery Vanchipattu Sangham

• Aranmula style :
    o 1st Prize : Sree Parthasarathy Vanchipattu Sangham
    o 2nd Prize : Thathampalli Friends
    o 3rd Prize : Pandanad Sree Bhadra Vanchipatt Samithi


Training program was organized for the employees posted for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan inaugurated the programme at Collectortae Conference Hall. On the day of the race, August 12th, the officials will be present at 7:00 AM. The training was given on the procedures including checking passes. ADM Sh. M K Kabir presided over the function. RDO S. Muralidharan Pillai had given necessary instructions to the officials assigned for variousduties.


Boats without passes will not be permitted. Houseboats and other motorised vessels can be parked at the Northern side of the Nehru Pavillion for watching the boat race by paying Parking Fees.

Parking Fees :

    • Vessels with upto 10 persons on board :Rs 10,000/-
    • Vessels with 10 to 15 persons on board :Rs 15,000/-
    • Boats with 15 to 20 people:Rs 20,000/-
    • Boats with more than 20 people:Rs 35,000/-
    • Rs 50,000 for upper deck boats

Police system has been installed to check the boats. Steps will be taken including the cancellation of licenses against boats without passes.


The Seminar on ' Malayalam Literature Today' was held at St Joseph's College for Women Alappuzha as part of Nehru Trophy Boat Race and was inaugurated by famous lyricist Sh.Rajeev Alunkal. The seminar was organized by the Souvenir Committee.

During the inaugural speech, he said that Alappuzha is the land of authors who love literature and language innocently. The majority of the authors who had proved that formal education is not required for loving the language, hail from Alappuzha. He had also said that the literary works from the new generation should evolve after recognizing themselves with the soil and life. The seminar was presided over by the District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan. Poet Sh.Vinod Vaisakhan delivered the keynote address. ADM Sh.M K Kabir, Chief Editor Sh.M R Prem and Principal Dr. Sheena George gave felicitation.. District Panchayat member Adv K T Mathew, Sh.P. Jyothis, Sh.S. Bhaskara Pillai, Poet Sh.Aji Kattoor and Souvenir Committee members were present.


Training will be given to employees who have been assigned duty for NTBR. The training will be held at Collectrate Conference Hall today at 3.30 PM. The Collector have informed that all the officials should reach in time.


Poetry Writing:

    1.Higher secondary:
      •1st Place : Claramma George , St. Joseph's Girls HSS, Alappuzha
      •2nd Place : Jasna A Rasheed, Lajnathul Muhammediya HSS, Alappuzha

    2.College category:
      •Anjali Jyothi, St. Joseph's Women's College, Alappuzha
      •S. Keerthana St. Joseph's Women's College, Alappuzha

Story writing:
    1.Higher secondary:
      • Deepak Rajeev,Mata Senior HSS Thumpoly
      • Anina Joseph, St. Joseph's Girls HSS, Alappuzha
      • KS Amrita Lakshmi, KKKPMGHS Karumadi

    2.College category:
      • Farsana A. Naushad, St. Joseph's Women's College, Alappuzha
      • TS Amita, St Joseph's Women's College, Alappuzha

Essay writing :
    1.Higher secondary:
      • Mebin Thomas (St. Mary's HSS Champakulam)
      • Krishnapriya (Government Girls HSS Cherthala)

    2.College category:
      • T Arun (St. Michael's College Cherthala)
      • Sangeetha Jackson (Fisheries College, Panangad, Ernakulam)


The Malayalam Literary Seminar will be conducted by Souvenir Committee as part of NTBR-2017 at St. Joseph's Womens College Auditorium, Alappuzha at 10:00 AM today(August 8). Film song writer Sh.Rafeeq Ahamed will inaugurate the Seminar which would be presided over by the District Collector Smt.Veena.N.Madhavan. Poet Sh.Vinod Vaisakhi will deliver the keynote address. Souvenir Committee Convener & ADM Sh. M K Kabir, Chief Editor of the souvenir Sh.M R. Prem, Principal Dr. Sheena George and others will participate in the function.


RDO & Secretary, NTNRS had informed that the Boat clubs would be disqualified, if the total number of Oarsmen in Chundan Boats who are native of other states or working in other states, exceeds 25% of the total no. of oarsemen.


Predict the winner of the 65th Nehru Trophy and win Rs.10,001/- as prize money. The competition is organized by the Publicity Committee- NTBR2017. The winner will get the Cherian Memorial Cash Award sponsored by Palathra Fashion Jewellers.

The entries clearly writing the name of Chundan Boat, Name of the Sender, address and phone number, may be send in competition post card worth Rs.8/- or in normal post card affixed with stamp worth Rs.6/- may be send to :

                The Convener, Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee,
District Information Office, Civil Station, Alappuzha-688001.

Only one name can be predicted by an individual. Multiple entries will be rejected. The Post cards may be superscibed with “Nehru Trophy Pravachana Matsaram 2017”.The entries must be received before 5:00 pm on August 11. For more details please contact-0477 2251349.


The distribution of identity cards to Oarsemen was inaugurated by the Secretary, NTBRS & RDO, Sh. S Muraleedharan Pillai in a function held at UBC Kainakari camp, Kuttamangalam. The function was presided over by the Former MLA and Nehru Trophy Chief Coordinator Sh. CK Sadasivan . Former MLA and Chief Starter Sh.KK Shaju, Chief Umpire Sh.KM Ashraf, Irrigation Executive Engineer Smt.R Rekha, NTBR Executive Committee members, Sh.KA Pramod and Sh.Jose Kavanad participated . The ID cards were distributed to 118 oarsemen. Identity card preparation is in progress and distribution will be completed soon.


Sh.Shijaas, a student from Rajagiri College, Ernakulam won the first prize the gold coin by portraying the festival of boats on his face. The competition was organized by the Publicity Committee, NTBR-2017. Shijaas grabbed the first place by depicting "Chundan vallam", "Muthukkuda" and all other festivities on his face.

Sh.Cinton Fernandes of St. Peters College, Kananamchira, got the second prize for painting a fluttering butterfly on his face and Sh.Sahid Siyad of KVM College, Cherthala won the third prize. The first prize winner will get the gold coin sponsored by Mullackal Samsam Jewellery and others will get various gifts.

The panel of Judges comprised, Kalamandalam Ganeshan and Harikumar Valeth. Hundreds of people gathered to witness the first ever face painting competition organized as part of NTBR .The competition started at 5:00pm ended by 8:30pm.


Souvenir Committee to organize a photography competition, "Veritta Kazhchakal" as part of Nehru Trophy Boat Race-2017. The photos based on the theme ' Nehru Trophy Boat Race' may be send ntbrsouvenir@gmail.com before 20th August,2017. For more details please contact: 9061481390


The Souvenir Committee had conducted Literary competitions for the Higher Secondary and College students as part of NTBR2017. The District Collector Smt.Veena.N.Madhavan inaugurated the competitions in a function presided over by the ADM, Sh.M K Kabir at Collectrate Conference Hall on August 5. The Secretary, Thakazhi Memorial, Sh. KB, Ajayakumar, Film song Composer Sh. D.B. Ajith Kumar, Chief Editor , NTBR-2017 Souvenir Sh. M R. Prem, Sh.P.Jyothis, Sh.S Bhaskara Pillai ,Zubair and others were present. Hundreds of students participated in the competitions.The topics for poem writing was "Snehathinte Baakkipatram" for Higher Secondary category and "Bhayam" for College category. For story writing the topics "Puzha Paranjathu" (Higher Secondary), "Thirakkinidayil ente ekandatha" (College) and for essay writing-"Kayika Keralam-Pratheekshayum Prathisandhiyum" (Higher Secondary), "Sthreeyum Samuhavum" (College) were the topics respectively. The prize winning creations will be published in the souvenir.


Morning Star English Medium School had won the award for maximum participation of students in the competitions conducted by the NTBR Publicity Committee as part of Nehru Trophy Boat Race. 152 students participated in the coloring and painting competitions from the school. Alappuzha Carmel Academy HSS was placed second with 103 participants and Leo Thirteenth HSS in third place with 74 students.


Immediate quotations invited by the Publicity Committee for food packet distribution on the day of 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Last date for entries: 8th August at 4:00 PM. For more details contact District Information Office.


In the facing painting competition organized by publicity committee in relation to 65th Nehru Trophy Boat race and literary competitions by Souvenir Committee will be held today (Saturday, August 5th). Competitions are for Higher Secondary and College students. Malayalam story writing, poem writing, essay writing competitions will be held at Collectrate Conference hall at 9:30 AM. One student can participate in only one item each. Interested participants may register their names at Collectorate Conference Hall at 9:30 AM.

Face competitions will be held at Vijay Park, Alappuzha Beach. The competition will be held under Men and Women category. The required colors and brushes should be brought by the participants. The first prize winner will be awarded with gold coin, sponsored by Samsam Jewellery.


District Collector Smt. Veena N. Madhavan called an official level meeting to evaluate the preparation of conducting the NTBR. Irrigation Executive Engineer R.Rekha also Convener, Infrastructure Committee informed that the work of deepening the tracks is progressing very fast. The maintenance work of Nehru Pavilion had already been completed. Construction work of other Pavilion is in the last stage. Shri. M. E shajahan, D.Y.S.P informed that entries will be restricted to Nehru Pavilion where VVIPs are watching the race and more police force will be deployed there. Smt. Usha Kumari, Asst. Executive Engineer, PWD informed that the maintenance work of roads leading to Punnamada has already started and re-tarring work will begin soon. Asst. Divisional officer Shri. M. S. Suvi informed that the services of Fire Rescue personnel working in the four districts and also divers will be made available for the Boat Race. District Collector directed food society officials to undertake strict inspection of Hotel establishments in the town for assuring safe food for visitors. Hygiene in food preparation areas and quality of food are to be ensured. They should also ensure that the establishments are leaving only reasonable price from customers, collector added. In the meeting , District Collector instructed to study the feasibility of installing GPS system in service boats hired for the purpose of conducting the race. District Collector had also instructed D.M.O to ensure the services of medical team for medical assistance. Souvenir Committee Convener and A.D.M Shri. M.K. Kabeer, N.T.B.R Society Secretary and R.D.O Shri. S. Muralidharan Pillai , IT Committee Convener and District Informatics Officer Smt. Parvathy Devi. P, D.T.P.C Secretary Shri. M.Malin , I.P.R.D Asst.Editor Shri. Arun Kumar and food Safety officer attended the meeting.


The distribution of identity cards to Oarsemen was inaugurated by the Secretary, NTBRS & RDO, Sh. S Muraleedharan Pillai in a function held at UBC Kainakari camp, Kuttamangalam today(Saturday, August 5th) at 3PM. The function was presided over by the Former MLA and Nehru Trophy Chief Coordinator Sri. CK Sadasivan . Former MLA and Chief Starter Sri.KK Shaju, Chief Umpire Sri.KM Ashraf, Irrigation Executive Engineer Smt.R Rekha, NTBR Executive Committee members, Sri.KA Pramod and Sri.Jose Kavanad participated . The ID cards were distributed to 118 oarsemen. Identity card preparation is in progress and distribution will be completed soon.


Website of NTBR was redesigned and made more attractive. District collector Smt. Veena N.Madhavan launched the website. This year, till date, 6, 39,772 persons visited the site from different parts of the world. It is fascinating that among the various countries, USA outnumbered India in the number of visitors to the site. In July, 2,42,813 persons browsed the site while in August 73,329 persons browsed in four days alone. The website is administered by National Informatics center and pages are available in Malayalam, Hindi and English languages. All details connected with NTBR, photos, videos, news and audios are included in this site to merge with the digital world. The link for online booking of Boat Race Tickets is also given. The website also implemented screen reader access technology to enable visually impaired person to access the website and get an output via a text to speech. NTBR mobile application was also developed for mobile users and can be downloaded. 1655 persons had downloaded the app till date. Website address : www.nehrutrophy.nic.in.


Identity cards for the Oarsmen will be issued from 08/08/2017 onwards at the O/o the Executive Engineer, Irrigation. The oarsmen who had collected the application form should submit their identity cards and two passport size photos before 12 Noon. The boats not submitting the documents will not be permitted to participate in the races.


LKG/UKG :

    • 1st Prize : A Arjun Dev, 4th Std., Jyothi Nikethan School, Punnapra
    • 2nd Prize : Safvana Shamsuddin, 4th Std., Jyothi Nikethan School, Punnapra, Shreelakshmi Jayaram, 3rd Std., SDV EMHSS, Alappuzha
    • 3rd Prize : Sandrav K Sabu, 3rd Std.Morning Star English Medium School, Alappuzha

U.P.
    • 1st Prize : Madhav Satheesh, 5th Std., SDV EMHSS, Alappuzha
    • 2nd Prize : Ayna Monichan, 7th Std., Leo XIII English Medium School, Kalath, Alappuzha
    • 3rd Prize : S Parvathi, 7th Std., Carmel Academy HSS, Alappuzha

High School :
    • 1st Prize : Adithya Rajan, 10th Std., Carmel Academy HSS, Alappuzha
    • 2nd Prize : Meera Sudheesh, 10th Std., Govt. HSS, Paravoor HSS, Alappuzha
    • 3rd Prize : U Nirmal,9th Std., HSS, Chettikulangara

The Judging Committee comprising Artists Sh. T Baby, Sh.Satheesh Vazhaveli and Sh.Ravikumar selected the winners.


1027 students participated in the Colouring competition held by the Publicity Committee as part of the NTBR-2017. The competitions were inaugurated by the District Collector & Chairman NTBRS by drawing a picture of a boat, in a function held at Leo XIII HSS, Alappuzha.

Convener, Publicity Committee & District Information Officer Sh.Chandrahasan Vaduthala presided over the inaugural function in which Secreatary NTBRS & RDO Alappuzha Sh.Muraleedharan Pillai and conveners of other sub committees, Municipal Chaiman Sh.Thomas Joseph, ADM Sh. M K Kabeer, Publicity Committee Members Sh.Harikumar Valeth, Sh.K Nazar, Sh.Abdul Salam Labba and Sh.Rameshan Chemmaprambil attended. Painting competitions had been conducted for the children from Nursery and LP Schools.


The first round of competitions for small boats will start at 11 AM on 12th August . The final will start after the Heats of Chundan boats.


The Winners of Vachippattu competions will receive Everrolling Trophies and cash prizes of Rs.11000/- in Women/Men Categories, Rs.8250 /- in Students (Senior) cateogry and Rs.7700/- in Students(Junior) category . The first prize winner of Aranmula style Vanchipattu in Men's category will receive V K Soman Memorial EverRolling Trophy and of Kuttanadan style in Men's Category will get Bishop Kooryalassery Memorial and K K. Pankajakshan Memorial Ever Rolling Trophies, respectively. Kuttanadan Style, Women's Category Winner will receive P T.Chacko Memorial, Bhanumati Haridas, P A Razak Memorial and Kathirapallil T.Rajama Memorial Ever Rolling Trophies. The winners in Vechupattu,Men's and Women's Categories will receive T V Thomas Memorial and Mariam Beevi Razak Memorial Ever Rolling Trophies respectively. Students can only compete in Kuttanadan style. The winner in Senior Students' ,Boys' category will receive Kainakari Village Panchayat and KC.John Memorial Ever rolling Trophies and Senior students' Girls' category winner will get Kainakari Village Panchayat Ever Rolling Trophy. Junior students' Boys' and Girls' categories winners will receive Chennamkari Palakkal Marykkutti Dominic Memorial and Pattathil Ousep Antony Memorial trophies respectively.


The Vanchipattu (Boat Song) Competitions as part of NTBR will be conducted on August 8th from 8:00 AM onwards at K K Pankajakshan Nagar in Alappuzha Town Square. Prior to the competitions, the public meeting will commence with Flag Hoisting by the District Collector Smt.Veena.N.Madhavan. Hon'ble Finance Minister Dr.TM.Thomas Isaac will inaugurate the Meeting which would be presided over by the former MLA Sh.C K. Sadasivan. Irrigation Executive Engineer Smt.R.Rekha will deliver the welcome speech and the District Panchayat President, Sh.G.Venugopal will deliver the Keynote Address. Following the Keynote Address, Former MLA, Sh.AA.Shukkoor, The Opposition Leader, Alappuzha Municipality, Sh.D. Lakshmanan, Councilor Sh.B. Mehboob, Sh.S M. Iqbal, Sh. Jose Kavanad, Sh.Thankachan Paattathil, Sh.Sunny Mudanthanjali, Sh.Riji Job, Sh.P K. Vijayan, and Sh. K T Baby will deliver speeches. Sh. M V.Halthaf will deliver the vote of Thanks. The Conluding ceremony will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister for Registration and Public Works Department, Sh. G. Sudhakaran at 4:00 PM which would be presided over by the Municipal Chairman, Sh.Thomas Joseph. The prizes to the winners will be distributed by the Hon'ble Minister for Transport Sh.Thomas Chandy. Hon'ble MP Sh. K C.Venugopal will deliver the Keynote address which will be followed by felicitations by Former MLA Sh.K K Shaju, DYSP Sh.M V Shajahan, Adv.Joykkutty Jose, Sh.R K Kurup, Sh.AV Murali, Sh.Mathew Cheruparampan, Sh.K. Mohanlal, Sh.Tomichan Antony, Sh.K M Ashraf, Sh.P. Raju, Sh.Shybu.K.John, Sh.Varghese Kannampally, Sh. P D Joseph and Sh.Mukkam Baby.


The date for giving quotation to provide refreshments for 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race extended to August 3, 3PM.


The District Collector, Smt. Veena N Madhavan IAS had inaugurated this year's Captains' Clinic in a function presided over by Sh. C.K Sadashivan, Ex MLA, at Y.M.C.A hall. The collector during her inaugural speech requested everyone including the Captains to cooperate with the Organizing Committee by strictly following the time schedule. Chief starter Ex.MLA Sh. K.K.Shaju, Secretary NTBRS & RDO Alappuzha Sh.Muralidharan Pillai and Convener, Infrastructure Committee & Executive Engineer, Irrigation Division,Smt.R Rekha attended the function.


Stringent actions will be initiated against the undisciplined oarsmen and boat clubs participating in the boat race. They will not be eligible for the Bonus, if they haven't practiced for atleast 7 days. The Chief starter has the power to disqualify the boats if the oarsmen are not in proper uniform and without wearing the identity card . Actions will be taken if the total number of oarsemen who belongs to other states and working in other states exceeds 25 percentage. Changing track, creating obstruction to the competition etc. will attract disqualification.
After the heats, the boats are required to be taken to the outerside of the race course. 50% bonus will be deducted if the boats are found to be on the western side of the tracks or in front of the VIP Pavilion or in front of the Island Pavilion in the eastern side of the track. Actions will be taken against the small boats conducting trials at the time of procession and mass drill .


The water procession ('Jalaghoshayathra') as part of NTBR-2017 will start sharp at 2 PM. The boats assembled at 'Kayal Kurissadi' at 1 PM will move by singing boat song ('Vanchippattu') to the finishing point after getting the direction from the Pilot of the procession. The competitions will start after the mass drill.


The painting competitions organized by Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee as part of NTBR will be held today(August 3) at 9:30 AM at Leo XIIIth School Auditorium, Alappuzha. The program will be inaugurated by the District Collector Smt.Veena.N.Madhavan by sketching an image. The different Sub Committee Conveners including Municipal Chairman Sh.Thomas Joseph, ADM Sh.M K.Kabir, RDO Sh.S. Muralidharan Pillai, District Information Officer Sh.Chandrahasan Vaduthala, Irrigation Executive Engineer Smt.R.Rekha and District Informatics Officer Smt.P.Parvathi Devi will attend the function.

The coloring competitions will be held for Nursery-L.P. School students and the painting competitions for U.P.-High School students .The students can use Color pencil , Crayon, Oil pastals,Water Color or Poster color. Certificates and Trophies will be awarded to First, Second and Third Prize Winners in all categories.

The Nursery-L.P. School students in the district can participate in the coloring competitions .The sketch for coloring competition will be provided by the organizers. All other required materials have to be brought by the participants. The time duration is 1 hour.

The U.P-High School students can participate in the painting competition. Paper for the competition will be provided by the organizers. Students should bring all other requisite materials.Time duration for the painting competition is 2 hours. Trophies will be awarded to three schools with maximum participation. The students are required to bring identity proof/identity card issued by the School authorities for collecting the prize.


In the Nehru Trophy Boat Race series, this year’s fair holds the record for having the most number of boats competing in the race. Up until now 78 boats have registered to participate in the competition.It is for the first time in history that the numbers have hit such a high note.

As the preparations for the race are nearing completion, the installation of modern starting system will be completed by August 5th , Saturday. The trial run of the system will be held by the Infrasturture Committee headed by the Executive Engineer, Irrigation , Smt. R.Rekha on 7th . The new system will ensure a more accurate starting . The boats can move forward when the starting device shutters open simultaneously after three alerts from the Starter.. The teams will be disqualified , if they move forward before the Starter gives the signal. Arrangements are also being made for assessing the accuracy of starting live.


The District collector Veena N Madhavan had evaluated the activities of the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The progress in the construction activities at finishing point and Nehru Pavilion, deepening of the tracks, installation of the track posts and the construction activities at the starting point have been assesed. The Secretary ,NTBRS & RDO Alappuzha Sh. S.Muraleedharan Pillai and Convener,Infrastructure Committee& Irrigation Executive Engineer Smt. R.Rekha accompanied the Collector


65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race's Captain's meeting to be conducted today(August 2,Wednesday) at 10 AM in the YMCA hall. The terms and conditions of this year's boat race will be given at the meeting. Teams would be met with. The District Collector Smt.Veena.N.Madhavan has informed that it is mandatory for the captains and leading captains of all the registered boats to be present at the meeting.


The officials for the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race have been decided. Former MLA Sh. C.K.Sadasivan is the Chief Coordinator . Former MLA Sh.K.K.Shaju is the Chief Starter and Sh. K.M.Ashraf is the Chief Track Umpire. Sh.S.M.Ekbal is the Observer. Sh. P.I. Abraham (Procession Pilot),Sh. R.K. Kurup (Chief Master of Ceremony), Sh.Josekutty Jose (Chief Stage Coordinator), Sh. S. Gopalakrishnan (Chief Mass Drill Conductor), Sh. Thankachan Paattathil (Chief Judge, Mass drill) and Sh.P.D. Joseph (Chief Timer) are the Chief Officials.
TheConvener, Infrastructure Committee & Executive Engineer ,Irrigation , had informed that officials have been assigned for various duties for the smooth conduct of the race.


The Executive Engineer Irrigation had given directions that the house boats and other vessels should not be parked in the area from Starting point to Finishing point, as the work for deepening the tracks and installing the track posts are going on. All the vessels including house boats should be parked elsewhere.


Captains' meeting as part of the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race will be held on tomorrow (August 2nd) 10.00AM at YMCA Hall, Alappuzha. The Terms & Conditions on the boat race will be introduced to the Captains and Leading Captains of registered boats in the meeting. Convener, Infrastructure Committee & Executive Engineer, Irrigation had requested all Captains and Leading Captains of the registered boats to participate.

District Collector Smt. Veena N. Madhavan inaugurated the draw of lots for allotting track and heats of teams competing in the 65th NTBR. The function was held at the conference hall of the Collectorate. Subsequently the track and heats were allotted to all teams for the preliminary rounds and finals. Sri.Muralidharan Pillai(R.D.O) ,Sri. K.K Shaju (Former MLA), Smt.R.Rekha (Irrigation Department, Executive Engineer),Sri.K.V Murali, Sri.K.V Iqbaal, boat captains and authorities of boat clubs were present at the two function. Total of 78 boats were registered for Boat Race this time. The category wise figures are given below:Chundan (Snake Boat) – 24,Iruttukuthy A Grade - 5,Iruttukuthy B Grade -25,Veppu A Grade - 9,Veppu B Grade -6,Churulan -3,Thekkanodi Thara - 3,Thekkanodi Kettu - 3,Track and heats and schedule of competitions are given below.

Chundan

There will be five heats competition and one exhibition race for Chundan boats. There are four boats will be competing in each heats. Four boats will be participating in the afternoon. 16 boats reaching in the finishing line in shortest time will be selected for finals and loser competition. First four boats finishing in shortest time will compete in the final for the Nehru Trophy and remaining will enter into three heats of loser final. Track, Names of boats, Name of Clubs ,Name of Captain are given below in this order under each heats.

First Heats Track 1 : Ayaparamb Pandi,Pacha-Chekkidikkad Daveed Putra Boat Club,Jiji Mathew Chudukattil, Track 2 : St.George,Kochi Cheppanam Boat Club, Ajith Muchangath,Track 3 : Chambakulam Puthan Chundan, Kuttanad Gagultha Boat Club,V.P Santhosh Vennaladichira,Track 4 – Vellamkulangara, Chennamkari Friends Boat Club,Sonichan Thattasheril.

Second Heats : Track 1-Aanari Puthan , Kainakari SH Boat Club, Sunnichan IdiMannikkal ,Track 2 – Sri.Ganeshan ,Takazhi Pamba Boat Club, Joys Manuval Jaynivas,Track 3- Karuvaata, Kumarakom Navadhara Boat Club, Tony Philip Chirathara, Track 4 – Karuvata Sri. Vinayakan ,Alappuzha Nayamb Boat Club,Danial Chacko Villumangalam Muttath.

Third Heats : Track 1-Devas , New Alpy Boat Club,Munna (Mathew M.Varghese) Vadakke Muthiraparambil, Track 2 – Mahadevikkad, Mahadevikkad Eligiyance Boat Club,Suresh Kumar Thundil kizhakkathil,Track 3 –Nadubhagam,Thottadi Kaalvari Boat Club, Ajoy K.Varghese kadappilaril,Track 4 – Gabriel,Ernakulam Thuruthippuram Boat Club,Ummen Jacob Chethikkad.

Fourth Heats: Track 1- Mahadevikkad Kattil Thekkethil, U.B.C Kainakari, Sunil Joseph,Track 2- Cheruthana Chundan,Thiruvarpp Boat Club, John Kuryan Manalel Chira,Track 3-Sri.Mahadevan,Thiruvalla Nidaniyal Boat Club,Dileep Dhanappan Puthan Velil,Track 4 –Karichal Kumarakom Town Boat Club,Anil Kalappura.  

Fifth Heats: Track 1-Payippadan, Kumarakom Vembanad Boat Club,Jameskutty Jacob Thekkechirayil,Track 2 – Aayaparamb Valiya Diwanji,Edathva Village Boat Club,Advocate.George Mathew Thalachaloor Mannamthuruthil,Track 3- Pulikkunnu Chundan,Mankomb St. Pious Tenth Boat Club,Prof.A.J Chacko Idayadi,Track 4 – St.Pious Tenth,Town Boat Club,Alappuzha,Jose Aarathumpalli.

Exhibition Match : Track 1- Aalappad, Nedumudi Friends Boat Club,K.G Madhusoodhanan kavalaykkalchira,Track 2 – Vadakke Aatupuram,Punnamada Friends Boat Club,V. K Shaaji Vaikathukkaran Chirayil, Track 3- St.Joseph,Pacha-Chekkidikkad Lourde Matha Boat Club,Moncy Joseph Varambath,Track 4 – Sri Karthikeyan-Kumarakom Vembanattu Boat Club,James Kutty Jacob Thekkechirayil.

Third Loosers Final(Based on shortest time of finishing) :Track 1- Boat on 13th place, Track 2- Boat on 16th place, , Track 3- Boat on 14th place, , Track 4- Boat on 15th place.

Second Loosers Final(Based on shortest time of finishing) :Track 1- Boat on 10th place, Track 2- Boat on 11th place, , Track 3- Boat on 12th place, , Track 4- Boat on 9th place. 

Loosers Final (Based on shortest time of finishing) :Track 1- Boat on 5th place, Track 2- Boat on 6th place, , Track 3- Boat on 7th place, , Track 4- Boat on 8th place. 

Final (Based on shortest time of finishing) :Track 1- Boat on 3th place, Track 2- Boat on 4th place, , Track 3- Boat on 1st place, , Track 4- Boat on 8th place. 

Vepp A Grade

There are two heats competitions for Veppu A Grade. Heats competitions will be in the afternoon. Four boats will be selected for finals based on the shortest finishing time. 

First Heats: Track 1- Pulikatra Shot,arpookkara boat club, Adam Pulikathara Maliyil. Track 2- Chethikkadan, New Bombay Ente Kuttanad Foundation, Thomas Jacob Chethiikattu. Track 3-Manali, Kumarakom Samudra Brothers, Abhilash Raj Thottupuram. Track 4-Punnthra Vengazhi, Thrissur town boat club, Biju Varghese. 

Second heats: Track 1- Patteri Purakkal,Kodupunna K.B.C, George Joseph Mamprayil. Track 2-Jai Shot Maliyil Pulikittara, Kidangara Village Boat Club, Joby Devi Aattuchirayil. Track 3-Asha Pulikkakkulam, Chambakkulam Nadubhagam Boat Club, Kurian Joseph Manathara. Track 4- Ambalakkadavan, Kottayam Olasha Friends Boat Club, Joshi Cyriac Kizhakke Parambil, Track 5 (Outer Track) - Kottaraparamban, Niranam Thottadi, Calveri Boat Club, Dileep Danappan Puthenvelil. 

Final (Based on shortest time) : Track 1 – Boat on 4th place, Track 2- Boat on 2nd place, Track 3- Boat on 1st place, Track 4 – Boat on 3rd place.

Vepp B Grade

There are six boats in two heats competitions will be conducted in the morning. Three boats will compete in three tracks. First track will be left vacant. Final match will take place in the afternoon. Four boats will be selected for finals based on finishing time.  

First Heats: Track 2- Venugopal, Chembumpuram Janani Boat Club, M. Suresh Raju Bhavan. Track 3- Panayakazhipp, Kummanam Boat Club, MA Kunjumon Maliyekkal. Track 4-Abraham Moonu Thaikkal, Kumarakom Souhrida Boat Club, KS. Lal Sankar Kalathil. 

Second Heats: Track 2- Udayamparambu, Chembumpuram Navbharathi Boat Club, Sunilkumar Pathachira. Track 3- Chiramel Thottukadavan, Kainakari Kuttamangalam New Troops Boat Club, P.R. Ratheesh Bhadralayam. Track 4- Punnathra Purakkal, Chennamkari Drishya Boat Club, P.R. Rahul Puthenpparambu. 

Final(Based on shortest time) : Track 1- Boat on 4th place, Track 2- Boat on 3rd place, Track 3- Boat on 1st place, Track 4- Boat on 2nd place.

Iruttukuthi A Grade

All the five boats will compete in one heats in the forenoon from this four boats will be selected for finals based on the shortest time of finishing. Final race will be conducted in the afternoon. 

Heats: Track 1 – MoonuThaikkal, Thrissur Vadakkan Brothers, Aidan Koshy Moonu Thaikkal. Track 2- Dayi Number 1, Yuva Deepti Boat Club Kainakari, Shinukuttan Joseph Kayaliparamb. Track 3- Mammoodan-Karumadikuttan Boat Club Karumadi, K. Appu Karunalayam. Track 4-Thuruthithara, Cochi Thanthonithuruth Boat Club, T.A Kuruvila Thuruthithara, Track 5 - Padakuthira, Aroor Kottappuram Boat Club, Alexander Arakkaparambil. 

Final (Based on shortest finishing time): Track 1 –Boat on 2nd place, Track 2- Boat on first place, Track 3 – Boat on 3rd place, Track 4- boat on 4th place.

Iruttukuthy B Grade 

In Iruttukuthy B grade competition, 25 boats will compete in 5 heats. Heats competitions will be conducted in forenoon and final will be in the afternoon. All the four boats will be selected for final based on the shortest time of finishing.  

First heights: track 1- St Antony's, Ernakulam Moothakunnam Oruma Boat Club, C.M Jason Chalamanammal. Track 2- Thaniyan, Kumarakom Prathibha Boat Club, M.G Ajeesh Melekkara. Track 3- Puthen Paramban, Ernakulam Udayamperoor Boat Club, K.S. Madhu Kochuveettil. Track 4-St. Sebastian No. 2, Karumadi Seniors Juniors Ellora Boat Club, M.G Shashi Manalattin Chira. Track 5- Sri Bhadra, Kalarkod Shivasakthi Boat club, T. Jayachandran ChembumThara. 

Second Heats: Track 1-Mayil Vahanan Cheppanam Boat Club, N.S. Shaiju Madathiparambil. Track 2- Thuruthippuram, Ernakulam Thurthippuram Boat Club, Anu Ittythara. Track 3- St. Joseph, Vadanapalli Brothers Club, K.R. Sajeesh Kalaniwathi. Track 4-Vadakkumnathan, Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Boat Club, Arjunan Chackery Track 5- G.M.S, Madaplathuruthu Malarwadi Boat Club, V.S. Roopesh Vengad. 

Third Heights: Track 1 - Daniel, Kummanam Boat Club, Shalini Babu Sharat Bhavan. Track 2-Kunnattu Paramban, Kumarakom Central Boat Club, B Abin Ezhagekavil. Track 3 - Sri Parthasarathy, Maradu Sri bhadra Boat Club, M.M. Manesh Maniyanthara. Track 4- Sree Muthappan, Mannar Melpaadam Boat Club, Vinu John Jolibhavan. Track 5-Kuruppuparamban, Chenamakari Karunya Boat Club, Binoy Devasya Manapramapallikkalam. 

Fourth Heats: Track 1-Hanuman No. 1, Ernakulam Cheppanam Lion's Boat Club, Mukesh Raghavaparambath. Track 2- Saravanan, Njarakkal Piravi Boat Club, A.S. Saneesh Arakkethara. Track 3- Hanuman No. 2, Ernakulam Cheppanam Lions Boat Club, Mukesh Raghavaparambath. Track 4-St. Sebastian No. 1, Ernakulam Gothuruth Friends Boat Club, Fr. Tom Rajesh. Track 5- Kashinathan, Kottayam, Kiliroor A.B.C Boat Club, Lijoy Kurian Muppathil. 

Fifth Heights: Track 1-Jibi Thattakan, Ernakulam Moothakunnam Oruma Boat Club, C.T Tomsan Chalamanammal. Track 2-Sree Murukan, Vyttila Thaikudam Boat Club, K.G Radhulkrishnan Kochukulangeth. Track 3-Jalarani, Karumadi Jayakerala, N.M Ragesh. Track 4-Cheriya Pandithan, Aroor Kottappuram Boat Club, Anil Kumar Murikkumthara. Track 5-Valiya Pandithan-Tripunithura Eroor Antimahakalan Boat Club, C.S Ranjith Changadi Parambil. 

Final (Based on shortest finishing time) :Track 1- Boat on 2nd place, Track 2 – Boat on 4th place, Track 3 – Boat on 1st place, Track 4 – Boat on 3rd place.

Churulan  

Churulan Competition will be conducted in the afternoon. First track will leave as vacant. 

Final: Track 2- Velangadan, Kumarakom N.B.C, Prashant Naduvatra. Track 3 Kodimatha, Eramaloor Kakkathuruthu Yuvajanavedi Boat Club, Rajesh Velikkakath. Track 4 - Vengal Puthan Veedan, Thalavadi Boat Club, Roopesh pulladai paramban. 

Thekkanodi Women (Kett Vallam)

Thekkanodi Women (Kett Vallam) 

Final: Track 2- company, Punnamada Friends Women Boat Club, Janita Shaji Vaikkathkkaran Chiru. Track 3 - Chellikkadan, Cheruthana Sreevalsam Women's Boat Club, Rajitha Shaji Binubhavanam. Track 4- Kattil Thekk, Kumarakom Winners Women's Boat Club, Sheeba Jose Pallichirayil. 

Thekkanodi Women (Thara Vallam)

The final of the three boats will be held afternoon. Without the first track, competition is on the other tracks. 

Final: Track 2 – Kattil Thekkethil, Karumadi Aishwarya boat club, Aneesha Rajendran Puthuval. Track 3 -Sarathi, Alappuzha Puthuranas Boat Club, Treesa Marie Antony Puthuraan. Track 4-Devas, Alappuzha Sangeetha Boat Club, Shakuntala kootunkerichira. 

-Face painting competitions for students on 5th August; Grand prize, gold coin

Transform your face into a canvas, blend in the beauty and the splendor of the celebrations and you will have a chance to win the gold coin. Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee is organizing the face painting competition for Plus Two and College students. The competition will be held at 4:00pm on August 5th at Vijay park at Alappuzha beach. Paintings can be done only on face and neck, with or without assistance. The participants will be disqualified, if painting is done elsewhere on the body.


The participants can wear befitting clothes. Competitions will be held in both male and female categories. Participants are required to bring colors, brushes and other requirements. First prize winner will get the gold coin sponsored by Mullackal Sumsum Jewellery. Second and third place holders will also win prizes. For more details please contact:- 0477 2251349.

The literary competitions by Souvenir committee, NTBR-2017 will be held on August 5th, 10 AM at Collectorate Conference Hall. There will be Malayalam story writing, Poetry and Essay writing competitions for Higher secondary and College students. Each contestant can compete in only one item. Winning articles will be published in the souvenir in addition to cash awards. The students are requested to register their names at Collectorate Conference Hall at 9:30 AM on 5th August 2017.For more details please contact- 9995822215, 9633292290.

 

The publicity committee, Nehru Trophy Boat Race will conduct Painting Competitions for Nursery and School students. The competition will be held at Alappuzha Leo XIIIth School Auditorium at 9.30 AM on August 3rd . The coloring competition is for Nursery and L.P students and the painting competition is for U.P and High School students. Students can use Pencil / Crayon / Oil Pastals / Watercolor / Poster Color. The First, Second and Third prize winners in all categories will be awarded Certificates and Trophies. The Nursery and L.P students in the district can participate in the paintingcompetition. The organizers will provide the sketch for coloring. The competitors should bring all other materials required. The duration will be 1 hr. 


The U.P and High school students can participate in Painting Competition. The organizers will provide paper for drawing. The participants should bring all the other materials required. The duration of the competition will be 2 hrs. Trophies will be given to 3 schools for maximum participation. The students should submit proof/identity card in order to receive the prizes. For more information, please contact:- 0477 2251349

 


Kunchan, Konchunni, Konchus, Konchootty, Konchoottan, Kunchiyamma, Konchathi, Konchan, Kunchukkuttan, Kuttan, Kinnani, Kuyilal, Konchuncle, Kovaalan, Konchazhakan, Kaatha, Kalivanchiyile Kunchan – 220 out of 270  names suggested by the students started with ‘K’, as  the Mascot is  ‘Kuttanadan Konchu’. 40 entries suggested Kunchu/Kunchan. Students also suggested Dinkan, Nunayan Kunchu, Micky, Jhansi Rani, Doli mon, Dolarukuttan, Ikru, Karuthamma, Kuberan etc. Students from Kollam, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta have also participated in the competition. Some had suggested 40 names in single entry.


‘Kuttapri’, the name given by Master Navan S. Raj, a VI std student of Cherukunnom S.N Central School has been  selected as the name for the  Mascot of the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race, the ‘Kuttanadan Prawn rowing coconut palm boat (‘olathoni’)’ in the competition conducted for students by the NehruTrophy Publicity Committee. The Judging Committee comprising Sh. P. Ravikumar, Deputy Director PRD(Retd.), Sh. Harikumar Valeth, Sh. V.S.Umesh, Press Club President has selected the name from 270 entries. The Judging panel opined that  the name has a Kuttanadan touch. Master Navan’s parents are Smt.C. Sanisha and Sh. Rajesh Kumar, Himadri, Erezha Thekku Chettikkulangara.
The winner will be awarded a Gold Coin sponsored by Noor Jewellery, Mullackal.


Boat song Competitions will be held in connection with the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race on August 8th at Municipal Square, opposite Boat Jetty. Those who are interested should register their names at Irrigation Division Office, Alappuzha before August 5th  for participating.
Competitions for students will be conducted under Junior/Senior sections.
Categories:
Students : Junior (class 8 - 10), Senior (Higher Secondary/College)
Women: ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Kuttanad’ styles
Men : ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Aaranmula’, ‘Kuttanad’ styles


A maximum of 25 teams each in Students and Men/Women will be accommodated on First Come First basis.

Deepening work of the tracks for the  65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race started. Convener, Infrastructure Committee & Executive Engineer, Irrigation informed that the drudging work will be completed by Saturday. The Asst. Executive Engineer, Alappuzha Irrigation Subdivision will be supervising the work.


Captains' meeting as part of the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race will be held on August 2nd  10.00AM at YMCA Hall, Alappuzha. The Terms & Conditions on the boat race will be introduced to the Captains and Leading Captains of registered boats in the meeting. Convener, Infrastructure Committee & Executive Engineer, Irrigation had requested all Captains and Leading Captains of the registered boats to participate.

Lot for Track and Heats for 65th NTBR  will be held on 29th July 2017 ,2:00 PM at Collectorate Conference Hall. The Secretary NTBRS & RDO Alappuzha Sh. Muraleedharan Pillai had informed that all Captains of the registered boats should attend.


Boat song Competitions will be held in connection with the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race. Those who are interested should register their names at Irrigation Division Office, Alappuzha from July 25th onwards for participating.
Competitions for students will be conducted under Junior/Senior sections.
Categories:
Students : Junior (class 8 - 10), Senior (Higher Secondary/College)
Women: ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Kuttanad’ styles
Men : ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Aaranmula’, ‘Kuttanad’ styles


A maximum of 25 teams each in Students and Men/Women will be accommodated on First Come First basis.

Entries are invited for including literary articles in Souvenir for NTBR-2017. Entries may be submitted in Collectorate, Alappuzha on or before August 5th.

15 boats including 11 Chundan boats have been registered for the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race. The boats have been registered under the Chundan, irruttukkuthy B, Veppu B categories.
Karichal of Kumarakom Town Boat Club, Nadubhagam of Thiruvalla Calvary Boat Club, Gabriel of Thuruthippuram Boat Club, Ayaamparambu Pandi of Chekkidikkadu Daveedputhra Boat Club, Vallamkangara of Chenamkari Friends Boat Club, Payippadan of Kumarakom Vembanad Boat Club, Devas of New Alleppey Boat Club, Mahadevikkad Kaattil Thekkethil of UBC Kainakary Boat Club, St. Joseph of Chekkidikkadu Lurd Matha Boat Club, Karuvatta SriVinayakan of Alappuzha Nayamb Boat Club and Vadakke Aattupuram of Punnamada Prince Boat Club  are registered under Chundan category.
Valiyapandithan of Eroor Anthimahakaalan Boat Club, Daniel of Kammanam Boat Club and Jalarani of Ambalappuzha Jaya Kerala Boat Club are registered under Iruttukkuthy Category.
Puthanpurackal of Chennomkari Drishya Boat Club is registered under Veppu B Category.


The registration will end on July 24th.

Competitions will be held for naming the Mascot ‘Kuttanadan Prawn rowing coconut palm boat(Olathoni) for NTBR-2017. Students up to +2 classes may send the entries before July 26th 5:00PM to:
   The Convener (Publicity Committee),
   District Information Office
   Civil Station, Alappuzha 688001
Only one entry with one name can be submitted by individuals along with their Name, Address and Phone Number. The envelope containing the entry may be superscribed with ‘65th NehruTrophy Boat Race – Mascot Naming Competition’.


The winner will be awarded with a gold coin by Noor Jewellery, Mullackal, Alappuzha. The winner may have to produce certificate from the Head of the Institution. The decision of the Judging Committee will be final. For more details, contact - 0477 2251349.

‘It was the grand event which I have ever been part of ’, said Mr.Vinayakan, the State Award Winner, during the release of the Mascot for NTBR 2017, in a function organized by the Publicity Committee.


Sh. Vinayakan had told that he had watched the boat race 15 years ago and is proud and happy for becoming part of this event. He would be coming for the event if there is no shooting on August 12th.

‘Kuttanadan Prawn rowing coconut palm boat(Olathoni)’ by Sh. V.R Reghunath , Abhiramam, Pathirappally, had been selected as the Mascot for the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race from 63 entries received in the competition held by the Publicity Committee. Sh. V.R Reghunath was the drawing teacher in Govt. H.S, Vechur. His entries had been selected as the Mascots for NTBR twice before.


Construction of Pandal for the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race had been started. The District Collector & The Chairman NTBRS, Smt Veena N Madhavan had erected the pillar for the Pandal in a function held at Punnamada Finishing Point. The RDO & Secretary NTBRS Sh.Muraleedharan Pillai, Municipal Chairman & Convener, Cultural Committee, Sh. Thomas Joseph, Convener, Infrastructure Committee Smt. R. Rekha, Executive Committee Members, Sh. Mukkom Baby, Sh. M.V Halthaf, Sh. Jose Kaavanaad, Sh. A.V  Murali, Sh. S.M Iqbal, Sh. Xavier T Kariyaalasheri have attended.

Applications are invited from interested candidates to be a Judge in the boat song competition in connection with NehruTrophy Boat Race.
Eligibility Criteria:
Degree in Malayalam Literature
Experience in judging boat song (‘Vanchipaattu’) competitions.
Applications are to be send to the following address on or before 1st August 2017:
Executive Engineer & Convener NTBR 2017


Irrigation Division, Second Floor, Mini Civil Station, Alappuzha

Boat song Competitions will be held in connection with the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race. Those who are interested should register their names at Irrigation Division Office, Alappuzha from July 25th onwards for participating.
Competitions for students will be conducted under Junior/Senior sections.
Categories:
Students : Junior (class 8 - 10), Senior (Higher Secondary/College)
Women: ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Kuttanad’ styles
Men : ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Aaranmula’, ‘Kuttanad’ styles


A maximum of 25 teams each in Students and Men/Women will be accommodated on First Come First basis.

The Pillar for the Pandal will be erected    by the District Collector Smt. Veena N  Madhavan IAS  in a ceremony, at the Finishing point  today at 9:00 AM (21st July, Friday).


The design of the Mascot for the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be released by
Sri Vinayakan, the renowned actor and state award winner, today (Friday, July 21st ) 3.00 PM at Collectorate Conference Hall, Alappuzha. The District Collector Smt. Veena N. Madhavan will preside over the function.

Sh. M.K. Kabir, ADM, Sh. Muralidharan Pillai, RDO & Secretary NTBRS, Various Sub Committee Conveners, Sh. Thomas Joseph ,Municipal Chairman, Smt. R. Rekha, Irrigation Executive Engineer, Smt. P. Parvathi Devi, District Informatics Officer, Sh. V.S. Umesh, Press Club President, Sh. Chandrahasan Vaduthala, District Information Officer & Convener, Publicity Committee will also be present.


The Pillar for the Pandal will be erected by the District Collector Smt. Veena N Madhavan IAS in a ceremony, at the Finishing point tomorrow (20th July). 10.00 AM

"The preparations for 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race has started" ... said the District Collector Smt. Veena N. Madhavan IAS inaugurating the Nehru Trophy Reception Committee Office', The maintenance work of the pavilion has started. The deepening of the tracks would be start ed from Monday, she added.

Mr. Muraleedharan Pillai, the RDOAlappuzha & Secretary NTBRS told that Rs. 14.35 Lakhs has been given as maintenance grant for boats for the year 2016.
Maintenance grant for:
Chundan Boats - Rs.8.80 lakhs (Rs. 40,000/- each)
Small boats - Rs.5.55 lakhs (A grade -25,000/- each, B grade – 20,000/- each,
Thekkanodi and Churulan Boats – 15,000/- each)

The Executive Committee had decided to extend the last date of registration of boats till 25th. 6 boats have been registered so far, out of which 4 are Chundan boats and the other 2 are Iruttukuthy boats.

District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan IAS had informed that photo ID cards would be issued to all oarsmen of the boat race. The ID cards should be worn by the oarsmen at the time of boat race. ID proof and 2 photos should be submitted at the time of registration. The photo and other required details for the ID card should be submitted on or before 2nd of August.

The Executive Committee has decided to allow only 25% of the total of oarsmen from other states in Chundan boats . The oarsmen should have completed 18 years of age.

A spectacular Demonstration by Navy
Transport Minister Thomas Chandy said that discussions had been held with the Navy Officers in Kochi to conduct a demonstration of the Naval force during the interval of the Boat Races.The Navy's performance and flowering had taken place before.
Boat Race Poster Released
The Hon'ble Finance Minister Dr. TM Thomas Isaac had released the poster prepared by the Publicity Committee for promotion of the Nehru Trophy by handing over the poster to District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan. The Secretary NTBRS Sh. Muraleedharan Pillai, Convener Publicity Committee Sh.Chandrahasan, Vaduthala, ADM Sh.M K Kabeer, Convener Infrastructure Committee, Smt. R Rekha and District Informatics Officer. Smt. Parvathi Devi P attended the function.
One more Chundan got registered
One more Chundan (Gabriel Chundan of Thuruthippuram Boat Club) got registered for the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Registration will be closed by 20th of July. Four boats got registered so far. The 'Swagatha Sangham' office of the boat race would be inaugurated by the District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan today (Saturday, 15th of July) at 9AM at RDO office. The Executive meeting of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society will be held today (15th July) at 12 noon in the Collectorate Conference Hall. The poster prepared by the Publicity Committee for the boat race will be released.
Deepening the tracks from Monday onwards; House Boats Parking has to be shifted.
Deepening work of the race tracks for the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will start from Monday (July 17). House boats should not be parked between Finishing point and Hotel Ramada from 17th to 21st July. The irrigation executive engineer had informed that the house boats parking may be shifted.
Quotation Invited
Urgent quotations are invited from individuals and well established Press/Institutions for printing posters for the publicity of 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The rates of posters with the dimensions 36x23 cm and 32x22 cm in poster art and maplithon quality papers for 5000 nos. are to be mentioned. The quotations have to be submitted in the following address , on or before 12th July, 2.00 PM .: Convener & District Information Officer, Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office, Civil Station, Alappuzha. Quotations will be opened on July 12th at 2.30PM. For more details, contact District Information Officer, Phone: 0477 2251349.
Registration of Boats from 10th - 20th July 2017
The registration of boats for participating in the 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race scheduled to be held on 12th August 2017, will start on 10th July and end on 20th July.
Time of Registration: From 10AM to 5PM on all working days
Place and mode of Registration: RDO office, Alappuzha by remitting the prescribed fees.
Required details at the time of registration: Two photos and one copy of ID card of every oarsman of Chundan boats.
RDO (Secretary, NTBR Society) has informed that the registration of boats would not be permitted, if the required details are not submitted.
District Collector evaluated the preparations
The District Collector Smt.Veena N. Madhavan visited permanent pavilions and starting and finishing points as part of the preparations for 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The Direction had been given to the Irrigation Executive Engineer for changing the old Floating Ferry and completing the repairing work of pavilions immediately.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017- Mascot design contest:
Entries are invited for the NTBR-2017 Mascot Design Contest. Multi colored entries in A4 size drawing paper along with details like Name, Address, Phone Number etc. written in a separate paper may be submitted to:
The Convener,
Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office
Civil Station, Alappuzha-688001
Last date of receipt of entries: 28.06.2017 before 5 PM

The cover containing the entries should be super scribed with '65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race – Mascot Design Contest'
The design should be in original.
The selected entry will be awarded a sum of Rs. 5001/-. The Publicity Committee has the right to decide the winner and reject any fabricated entries. The judgment of the Committee will be final.
Faultless electronic starting will be arranged for Nehru Trophy
The Executive Committee, NTBR-2017 has decided to arrange faultless electronic starting facility for the Boat Race. The starting arrangement will be setup on temporarily constructed concrete pillars at the starting point; shutter like cross bars would be fixed with 25 HP double shift clutch and gear motor, which would be moved up and down when needed. The cross bar would be shifted and the starting time would be noted simultaneously with the click of a button.
Registration of Boats:
The registration of boats would be from 10th to 20th of July.
ID cards for the oarsmen:
ID cards would be provided to the oarsmen.
Boat Race League:
A committee would study the possibilities of organizing Boat Race League Competitions in the model of IPL. The final decision would be taken by the Government.
(P.N.A. 1365/17)



 

 


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