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Literary works invited for the souvenir in relation with Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
Late Date of Submission : 18th August
Venue : Collectorate

Kuttanad Style(Junior girls)
First Prize - Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Kakkazham
Second Prize – St. Michael's HSS Thathampally
Kuttanad Style (Junior Boys)
First Prize – Govt. Higher Secondary School Kakkazham
Second Prize – St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Champakkulam
Third Prize – St. Michael's Higher Secondary School Thathampally
Vechupattu Style (Women)
First Prize – Vilippuram Vanchippattu Sangham, Ambalappuzha
Second Prize – Navabhavana Kalavedi Kainakari,
Third Prize – Seven Star Mahila Vanchippattu Sangham Cheruthana
Vechupattu (Men)
First Prize – Sridurga Vanchippattu Sangham, Ambalappuzha
Second Prize – Pioneer Arts Club Thathampally
Third Prize – Chempakassery Vanchippattu Sangham
Aranmula Style (Men)
First Prize – TPBC Aranmula
Second Prize – Parumala Parthasarathi Vanchippattu Samithi
Third Prize – Friends Thathampally
Kuttanad Style(Women)
First Prize – Vilippuram Vanchippattu Sangham Ambalappuzha
Second Prize – Nava Bhavana Kalavedi Kainakari
Third Prize – Sevenstar Mahila Vanchippattu.
Kuttanad Style(Men)
First Prize – Kidangara Vanchippattu Sangham
Second Prize – Pioneer Granthasala Thathampally, Sridurga Vanchippattu Sangham Ambalappuzha.
Third Prize – Nadubhagam Vanchippattu Sangham Champakulam
Closing Ceremony – Sh. Rajiv Alunkal (Poet)
Prize Distribution – Sh. Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma
Presidential Speech – Sh. K.K Shaju
Welcome Speech – Er. Haran Babu, Infrastructure Committee Chairman Irrigation Executive Engineer

• NTBR Society Executive Committee decided in the meeting to postpone Boat Race for one week due to heavy monsoon.
• The new date will be confirmed for the any date in between 18th and 21st of this month considering the convenience of the Chief Guest Sh. Sachin Tendulkar.
• Tickets charges will be refunded, if required.
• The same tickets are permitted to use for watching the boat race on the postponed date.
• The competition will be strictly disciplined as Champion's league will be starting this year.
• Financial assistance grant for the rehearsals of the boat will be considered.
• The condition which only 25 percent of the rowers should be from other states will be strictly followed.
• ID cards with hologram will be given to the rowers.
• There will be video surveillance.

Boat Race commentary competition has postponed, informed by Information Officer & District Convener. New date will be announced later.

As a precautionary measure,66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race stands postponed in view of the incessant rains resulting in opening of dams in the state. New date will be announced soon.

Meeting of all captains and leading captains of Chundan boats on 8/8/18 Wednesday at 11:30 AM at Office of the Sub Collector, Alappuzha.

The advance bonus amount for all the registered chundan and small boats will be distributed from 8th of August. Respective captains should present all related details at RDO office

Training for all employees and volunteers who are appointed on duty for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race under the guidance of Sub Collector, Alappuzha.
Date & Time : 8th August at 4:00PM
Venue : Near Finishing Point
Employees should be in black colored T – Shirt
Volunteers should be in their respective colored T – Shirts

The venue of Boat Race Commentary Competition is shifted from Collectorate Conference Hall to Jewel Hall, Mullackal, Alappuzha.

Nehru Trophy Ticket will be available at Revenue Divisional Office, Alappuzha and all Government offices in Alappuzha District. Revenue officials have been alerted in mafti to restrict sale of fake tickets. A 50 member squad will be checking on August 9th, 10th and 11th. Sh. V R Krishna Teja, Sub Collector, informed that criminal case will be filed against fake ticket selling. If incase fake ticket sale is noticed, public can inform through the following contact numbers: 0477 2263441 8921755530

Award : Trophy Rs.10,001/- and certificate
Judges : Dr. Sebastian Paul(Ex. MP & Media Critic)
Members : Dr. M Sahnkar, BalaKrishnan Periya,K.G Santhosh, K.G Jyothirgosh, K.S Sudhi, K. Hemelatha
Print Media Best Reporter:
Jino C. Michael (Mathrubhumi Reporter, 'Kaalam maari, maarenda vallomkali')
News Photography,Best Photographer:
J. Ramakanthan(Photographer, Managalam)
Visual Media Best Reporter :
Kannan Nair ( Chief Reporter, Mathrubhumi News Kollam , 'Thuzhathalam vaartha')
Best Cinematographer :
G. Rahul Krishna (Cinematographer, Mathrubhumi News, 'Thuzhathalam')

Date: 9th August 10:00AM
Venue: Collectorate Conference Hall
Category: Higher Secondary and College
Conditions:
  • Time limit: 5 minutes

  • Should mention Kuttanad and Alappuzha Race boats in the commentary

  • Should use only phrases in Malayalam
Subject: Imagine Gabriel, Jawahar Thayankary, Karichal, Payippadan in the track for commentary
Criteria: Sentence structure, words, pronunciation, voice

Predict which Chundan Boat will win the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race and win Rs. 10,001/-
The competition is held by Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee
Prize: Rs 10,001/-, T.P Cherian Memorial Cash Award (Palathra Fashion Jewelers)
Mode of sending entries : Name of predicted boat and name, address and phone number of the participant should be written on a post card. The post card should be super-scribed with 'Nehru Trophy Pravachana Matsaram 2018'.
Conditions: One entry can predict only one Chundan boat name. Entries with more than one prediction will be disqualified.
Address to sent entries to:Convener , Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office, Civil Station, Alappuzha - 688001 .
Last Date to send entries: 10th of August, 5:00 PM.
For more details, contact: 0477 2251349.

Nehru Trophy Signature Song 'Arpoi' released by Sh. Thomas Isaac, Hon'ble Finance Minister.
Lyrics: Sh. Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma
Music Direction: Sh. Gautham Vincent
Singer: Sh. M G Sreekumar
Visualization: Sh. K N Nidad
Orchestra: Sh. Sanchu Thomas George
Sh. S. Suhas, District Collector & Chairman NTBRS, Sh. V R Krishna Teja Sub Collector & Secretary NTBRS, Sh. I Abdul Salam, ADM, Sh. M R Prem P Jyothis and members of Alleppey BGM Band were present in the event.

All rowers except rowers of Exhibition Chundan boat should submit their ID card and Photo in the prescribed form of NTBR Society. No boats are allowed to participate in the race otherwise.
Last Date of Submission: 6th August 5:00 PM
Venue of Submission: Office of the Exe. Engineer
Irrigation, Near Boat Jetty, Alappuzha.

As part of implementing professionalism in Boat Race, volunteers in 5 colored jerseys are appointed. Training stared on 5/08/2018 The NCC and NSS cadets from various colleges will be the volunteers. Volunteers will be entrusted to assist Women/Children, Senior Citizens and to monitor Green Protocol. Jerseys of different colors are also distributed among volunteers. Dress rehearsals are planned on Thursdays and Fridays. It is first time in the history of boat race that so many activities are well planned and executed.

KSRTC will conduct more bus services in the district on the day of Boat Race to Changanassery, Cherthala,Vaikom, Kottayam, Ambalappuzha, Harippad and Kayamkulam. The afternoon local service buses will be facilitated for this. Water transport will conduct more than 5 boat services with the escort of police and revenue officials. Department's 4 ambulances will be on service. Special consideration will be given to the differently abled.

Medical team is fully prepared with all necessary facilities including ICU Ambulance. The service of the medical team will be available at Starting Point, Finishing Point, in the lake and land areas. Life guards and water ambulance will be there with the team.

The team will be in groups of five each. 10 life guards of District Promotion Council will also be ready for the service

Pavilion works will be completed by 7th of August. The work is on progress throughout day and night. Sh. V R Krishna Teja, Secretary NTBRS & Sub Collector is checking the work progress even at night time. The Society is seriously considering the loss caused by house boats on the previous days at the work site. Special permission should be taken for parking house boats near boat jetty.

2000 police officers will be appointed for ensuring security in Boat Race. Special squad has been appointed in Pavilion and other places. The squad will be divided into groups of 15. Police will help revenue officials to verify the pass at the entrance of each pavilion. The main objective is to provide strict security throughout the event.

Boat race trial started at Punnamada. Thousands of people gathers at the clubs to witness the rowing practice. A lot of comes in small boats to encourage the rowers.

Last Date of Registration: 09-08-2018, 8:00AM

Venue of Registration      : Office of the Executive Engineer,
                                            Irrigation Division, Alappuzha
Categories :   Junior and Senior   for Students
Conditions :

  •  Kuttanad style
  • 25 teams on First Come First Basis
  • Boys’ category : Aranmula style, Vanchippattu style, Kuttanad style
  • Girls’ category : Vanchippattu style, Kuttanad style

Program Venue & Date :    Municipal Square on Tuesday, 9th August at 8:00 AM

Last Date of Registration: 06-08-2018 5 PM
Venue of Registration : Office of the Executive Engineer, Irrigation Division, Alappuzha
Categories : Junior and Senior for Students
Conditions :
• Kuttanad style
• 25 teams on First Come First Basis
Last date of registration : 06-08-2018 5 PM
Program Venue & Date : Municipal Square on Tuesday, 7th August at 8:00 AM

Date and Time: Friday 3rd August at 9:30 AM
Venue : Municipal Town Hall
Category : Coloring Competitions – Nursery/LP School Students
Painting Competitions – UP – HighSchool Students(using any medium of your choice like color pencil/crayons/Oil Pastels/ Water Color/Poster color)
Conditions : The outline drawing for coloring and the paper will be provided by the organizers. Participants should bring other necessary materials.
Duration of the competition: 1 hr for Nursery/LP School Students 2hrs for UP – High School students.
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

The results of the literary competitions for Higher Secondary/College students, conducted by Souvenir Committee , Nehru Trophy Boat Race-2018 has been announced:
Poetry Writing
HSS
First Prize - Athul Radhakrishnan, SNM GBHSS, Cherthala
Second Prize - Govind V, St. Aloysius HSS, Edatua
College
First Prize - : Avani.S ,St Joseph’s College, Alappuzha.
Second Prize - Fathima Suhan , St Joseph’s College, Alappuzha.
Story Writing
HSS
First Prize - Gowri M.S, Govt. V.H.S.S, Aryad
Second Prize - Karthika R, Govt. Girls H.S.S, Alappuzha
College
First Prize - : Meera Mohan, St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha
Second Prize - M. Fathima Saira , St Joseph’s College, Alappuzha.
Essay Writing
HSS
First Prize - Gowri .S, Govt. Govt. Girls H.S.S, Aryad
Second Prize - Jyothis Stanley, Govt. Girls H.S.S, Alappuzha
College
First Prize - : Leena Varghese, St. Joseph’s College, Alappuzha
Second Prize - Nafila Naufal , St Joseph’s College, Alappuzha.


The Souvenir Committee had conducted Literary competitions at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Alappuzha. The District Collector Sh. Suhas S inaugurated the competitions in a function presided over by , Sh. P Jyothis. The Sh.Abdul Salam ADM, Chief Editor , Sh. M R. Prem and School Principal spoke during the inaugural meeting.

Lot for Track and Heats for 66th NTBR will be held on 31st July 2018 3:00 PM at Collectorate Conference Hall. The Secretary NTBRS &Sub Collector had informed.

Two charge officers are appointed to facilitate seating for senior citizens and differently abled. Separate seating arrangements will be done for senior citizens at Nehru Pavilion, Rose Pavilion and Victory Pavilion and Sh. Shanthanu Pradeep, Program Manager, ASAP District has the charge of this. Seating arrangements for the differently abled will be at Rose Pavilion and Victory Line. Sh. Pradeep Kumar, Asst. Development Commissioner has the charge. Contact : 9446857694

66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race's Captain's meeting to be conducted today(July 31st) at 10 AM in the YMCA hall. The terms and conditions of this year's boat race will be given at the meeting. The irrigation executive engineer has informed that it is mandatory for the captains and leading captains of all the registered boats to be present at the meeting.

Venue of Captains Meet changed to YMCA Hall, Alappuzha (August 31st)

As a part of special arrangements for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Sh. V. R Krishna Teja, Secretary NTBRS & Sub Collector inaugurated the special reserved ticket for senior citizens by handing over it to Sh. Ravi Palathinkal, President Agri Horticulture. Sh. Shanthanu Pradeep, ASAP District Program Manager was present. Special seating arrangements for the Senior Citizens to conviniently watch the boat race and volunteer help are arranged by the District Authority with the assistance of Additional Skill Acquisition Program, Education Department.There will be 10% discount on tickets worth Rs. 1000/- and Rs. 600/- for senior citizens

The organizers are preparing to make this year's Nehru Trophy Boat Professional. As the boat league also begins, a number of innovative ideas are being implemented in the way rowers, viewers and organizers can benefit. The aim is to make the boat race day memorable for women, children and adults.

Until now, it was a challenge to watch boat race with family and old aged. But this time many inconveniences including this will be solved. There will be volunters in various colored jerseys at service any time. Sh. TM Thomas Issac released the pamphlet prepared by Sh. V.R Krishna Teja, Secretary NTBRS & Sub Collector Alappuzha on this by handing over it to Sh. S. Suhas, District Collector Alappuzha.

The volunteers will be seen in green, yellow, red , blue and black colored jerseys. The green volunteer boats will be involved in activities related to green protocol. Yellow volunteers take care of children and women. Red volunteers will serve senior citizens. Blue volunteers will take care of the differently abled. The black volunteers will help everyone. The staffs of various departments are being trained for this purpose.

Special facilities will be provided to each gallery for children and women. Separate seating arrangements will be provided along with snacks for senior citizens. Seperate ramps will be arranged for the differently- abled in every gallery. As the first step of the boat league, the professionalism in Punnamada will be extended to other places as well.


The painting competitions organized by Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee as part of NTBR will be held today(August 3) at 9:30 AM at Municipal Town Hall, Alappuzha. The program will be inaugurated by the District Collector Sh. S Suhas 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.


The last date of registration of boats for this year’s Nehru Trophy Boat Race has been extended till today (28th July) evening. “The date has been extended for giving small boats an opportunity, who couldn’t register so far”, said Dr. TM Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister. The District Collector and Sub Collector have been given the charge to discuss on the matters raised by small boat owners. The necessary actions related to boat league which is starting in relation with Nehru Trophy Boat Race is in its final stage, the Minister added.He was speaking at the NTBR Society Executive Committee Meeting.

The Boat league will start with Nehur Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha, continues with other 13 boat races and will end with President’s Trophy Boat Race at Kollam. Nine boats that perform best in Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be given opportunity at other leagues. It has been planned to seed 3 boats directly to the league from next year onwards. The name ‘Kerala Boat League’ may be changed to make boats from other states also participate in the league. “The league will provide many opportunities to small boats” the Minister added.

Four stage secure starting arrangements have been arranged for this year’s boat race. The final examination for this will be held at 8th of August. The faultless starting system will be in place, even if the automatic system doesn’t work. The Irrigation Executive Engineer said that the arrangements have been done to avoid loss of time. Decisions have been made in the meeting to increase the bonus and grants by 10 % for the boats from the last year’s.

Sh. V R Krishna Teja, Sub Collector & Secretary , Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society has informed that this year’s boat race will be fully insured. The discussions have been made with United India Insurance Co. for this purpose. The insurance will cover everything related to boat race from rowers, spectators, galleries etc. The Secretary also informed in the meeting that six fake online tickets booking sites have been blocked and legal actions have been initiated. He also said that a grant of Rs. 25 lakhs have been sanctioned from Department of Tourism, Govt. of India.

Sh. S. Suhas, District Collector & Chairman NTBR Society, Sh. S. Surendran, District Police Chief, Sh. V R Krishna Teja, Sub Collector & Secretary, NTBRS, Sh. KP Haran Babu, Executive Engineer, Irrigation, Sh. Chandrahasan Vaduthala, District Information Officer & Publicity Convener, Sh. C K Sadasivan, Ex. MLA , Sh. K K Shaju, Ex. MLA, Sh. A.A Shukur, Ex. MLA and other Executive Committee Members attended the meeting.


Captains' meeting as part of the 66th NehruTrophy Boat Race will be held on July 31st from 10.00 AM onwards at Punnapra-Vayalar Memorial Hall, Near District Court Bridge, Alappuzha. The Terms & Conditions on the boat race will be introduced to all the teams in the meeting. All the captains and leading captains of Chundan Boats and other race boats who have registered for this year’s Nehru Trophy Boat Race should mandatorily participate in the meeting. Executive Engineer, Irrigation has informed that the registration of the race boats will be confirmed only after the close examination in the presence of the captain and leading captain at the Captains’ meet.

Applications are invited from interested candidates for including them in Judging pannel for the boat song competition in connection with Nehru Trophy Boat Race-2018.
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 2018:
Executive Engineer & Convener NTBR 2018
Irrigation Division
2nd Floor, Mini Civil Station
Alappuzha

Boat song Competitions will be held in connection with the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race on August 11th. Those who are interested should register their names at Irrigation Division Office, Alappuzha before August 31st. Competitions for students will be held under Junior/Senior categories.
Categories:
Students : Junior (class 8 - 10), Senior (Higher Secondary/College)
Women: ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Kuttanad’ styles
Men : ‘Vechupaattu’ , ‘Aaranmula’, ‘Kuttanad’ styles
The winners of the last year’s Boat Song competition should return the ever rolling trophy to
The Office of the Irrigation Department
2nd Floor, Civil Station Annexure,
Opposite Boat Jetty, Alappuzha

The mascot for 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race, ‘Crow rowing colocasia leaf boat ’ is named as ‘Kunjathu’. A.M Advaith Krishna, Avalakkunnu, Ambatt, a Class II student of Thumboli Matha Higher Secondary School is selected as the winner in the competition held by the Publicity Committee. The Judging Committee comprising Sh. P. Ravikumar, Ex. Regional Deputy Director I&PRD, Sh. Chikkus Shivan and Sh. V.S Umesh ,Press Club President had selected the winning name from the entries. The winner has been selected on lucky draw as more entries were with the same name. The winner will be awarded a gold coin sponsored by Noor Jewelry, Mullackal.

The last date for registration of boats for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race has been extended due to unfavorable climatic conditions.
Last Date of Registration : 27th July 2018
Time : 10 AM to 4 PM
Venue : Revenue Divisional Office
All boats and clubs are requested to register within the period by paying the stipulated fees. Registration forms are available at the office.List of all Oarsmen of Chundan boats along with 2 passport size photos each and copy of ID card should be submitted at the time of registration without which boat registration will not be permitted.Captains Meet will be held on 31st of July at “Chethu Thozhilali Union Hall”

Online ticket sale has started for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. District Collector Sh. Suhas S inaugurated the ticket sale in the Collector’s chamber. Tickets will be available online from today through ‘Book My Show’. Officials including Sh. VR Krishna Teja, Secretary,NTBR Society & Sub Collector Alappuzha were present in the function.

Quotation Invited for NTBR Flag and various banner distribution in boats.
Last date of Quotation Submission: 4th August
Quotations are to be submitted to :
The Secretary NTBRS & SubCollector
Revenue Divisional Office
For more details contact: 0477 - 2263441

The literary competitions by Souvenir committee, NTBR-2018 will be held on July 31st, 10 AM at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Alappuzha. There will be Malayalam story writing, Poetry and Essay writing competitions for Higher secondary and College students.The students are requested to register their names at Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Alappuzha till competition starts. For more details and pre-registration please contact- 9496753892, 9995822215, 0477 2251549 .

Applications are invited from interested candidates to be a Judge in the boat song competition in connection with Nehru Trophy 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 2018: Executive Engineer & Convener NTBR 2018, Irrigation Division, Mini Civil Station, Alappuza

Competitions will be held for naming the Mascot ‘Crow rowing Colocasia leaf boat’’ for NTBR-2018. Students up to +2 classes may send the entries before July 24th 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 super scribed with ‘66th Nehru Trophy 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.


Boat song Competitions will be held in connection with the 66th NehruTrophy Boat Race. Those who are interested should register their names at Irrigation Division Office, Alappuzha from July 23th 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.

“Crow rowing Colocasia leaf boat”’ by Sh. Babu Hassan, Thottungal Puredam, VP Road, Zakriya Ward, has been selected as the Mascot for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race from 200 entries received in the competition held by the Publicity Committee.

Famous Cine star Saranya Anand will release the Mascot for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race, tomorrow at 11. 30 AM at Collectorate Conference Hall. Shri.G. Venugopal, District Panchayat President, Shri. Thomas Joseph, Muncipal Chairman, Shri. V.R. Krishna Teja, Sub Collector and NTBR Society Secretary will be present at the function. Sharanya Anand is a malayali who was born and brought up in Gujarat. She came into the film industry through modelling. She has acted in the films Achayans, Chunks, Cappuccino, Akashamittayi, Chanakyathanthram etc. She is the lead actress in the soon to be released movies called Thanaha and Laughing Appartment in Giri Nagar

District Collector Sh.S Suhas IAS had inaugurated Publicity Committee Office of Nehru Trophy Boat Race – 2018. The earlier ‘Sutharya Keralam’ office in the Collectorate is used as the present Publicity Committee Office-NTBR 2018. The District Collector had offered all the support for this year’s activities of the Committee Office.

The first Committee Meeting had been presided by Shri. Chadrahasan Vaduthala, District Information Officer. Shri P.R. Roy, Ex. Dy. Director, IPRD, Shri. V.S. Umesh, Press Club President, Shri G. Harikrishnan, Secretary, Shri. A.M. Naufal, Counsellor, Shri Roy Palathra, Shri Chikkus Shivan, Shri. G. Santhosh Kumar , Shri. A. Vishnu Shankar, Shri Harikumar Valeth, Shri M. Sreekumaran Thampi, Shri A Kabeer, Shri. K Nazer, Shri. S.A. Abdul Salam, Shri. Labba,Shri. M. Raghu and Shri. P.A Habeeb Rahman were also present in the meeting.


The registration of boats for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will start today (July 16).
Last Date of Registration : 25th July.
Time : 10 AM to 5 PM

All boats and clubs are requested to register within the period by paying the stipulated fees. Registration forms are available at the office.

List of all Oarsmen of Chundan boats along with 2 passport size photos each and copy of ID card should be submitted at the time of registration without which boat registration will not be allowed.

The Sub Collector and Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society Secretary Shri. V.R Krishna Teja has informed that the Nehru Trophy tickets are available at maximum number of places in the district. The ticket is available through various Government offices in the district and DTPC, Alappuzha. The ticket distribution has started through Collectorates DTPCs , Commercial Taxes and RDO offices of Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode and Malappuram.

The District Collector Sri. S. Suhaas IAS will inaugurate the Office for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race at the Revenue Divisional Office premises today at 2.30 PM.

Hologram sealed tickets designed by CDIT are released to avoid illegal sale of Nehru Trophy Boat Race tickets. The tickets will be available in all government offices from first week of July. Head of the offices are allowed to sell only hologram sealed tickets. The ticket buyers should check for the hologram seal. Sri.Krishna Teja, Sub Collector and Secretary, NTBRS released the tickets by sealing hologram on Nehru Trophy Boat Race Ticket.

Last date for the Mascot Design contest for Nehru Trophy Boat Race has been extended. 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
Extended last date of receipt of entries: 08.07.2018 before 5 PM


The cover containing the entries should be super scribed with '66th 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.

Hon'ble Finance Minister Dr.Thomas Issac during his presidential address in the Nehru Trophy Administrative Committee meeting held at Collectorate Conference Hall had directed the irrigation department which is one of the chief organizers of Nehru Trophy Boat race, to set up the starting system for Nehru Trophy Boat Race within a week.

Many have come forward to set up the new system. Rishikesh from Muhamma would give a demonstration of the system tomorrow. Inorder to avoid delays in this regard, it is suggested to maintain the irrigation department's traditional system fault less.

A temporary VIP gallery would be constructed for the chief guests including Sri. Sachin Tendulkar. Chief Minister and Union Minister Alphonse Kannanthanam would also be invited. Chief Minister would inaugurate the Kerala Boat Race League. Additional facilities would be arranged in the existing VIP gallery and special facilities for Ticket holders.

It had been requested to prohibit the movement of house boats in the race course during the boat race season to facilitate hassle free boat race, for which Sri S. Suhas, District Collector and Chairman ,NTBR Society replied that a decision would be taken soon in this regard. Sri Krishna Teja,NTBR Secretary and Subcollector informed that two websites which was found to sell unauthorised tickets of Boat Race had been blocked and case was registered against them and he also said that to avoid this, the hologram sealed tickets will be distributed this time.


To prevent unauthorized sale of tickets for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on August 11th , specially designed tickets with hologram designed by CDIT have been set up for sale. Tickets would be available from 1st week of July. Sub-Collector Alappuzha & NTBR Secretary said that all the ticket buyers should check for the hologram in the ticket.

The online ticket sale will be strictly monitored for the Nehru Trophy Boat Race which will be conducted on 11th of August. Sub Collector cum NTBR Society Secretary has assigned District Informatics Officer & IT Support Committee Convener, NTBR to monitor and report any unauthorized online ticket sale.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2018- Mascot design contest: Entries are invited for the NTBR-2018 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: 05.07.2018 before 5 PM

The cover containing the entries should be super scribed with '66th 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.

A budget of Rs. 2, 43,78000/- is prepared for the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The budget presented in the general body states more revenue is expected through sponsorship. The state government has already allotted Rs 1 crore. Gross Receipts in Last year's boat race was Rs 1.96 crore. Last year's Budget suffered a loss of Rs 12,32,872. The General Body has approved this year's Budget. It has been decided to start registration of boats from 15th July to 25th July and Captain’s Clinic on 26th July.

KBL will be starting this year … Finance Minister Hon'ble Finance Minister Dr TM Thomas Isaac said during the General Body Meeting of 66th NTBR: "The specialty of this year’s Nehru Trophy Boat Race is that the selection of boats for Kerala Boat Race League[KBL] would be beginning from this NTBR. Nine best performing boats in Nehru Trophy Boat Race would be participating in various competitions under Kerala Boat race League. Kerala Boat race League would start with Nehru Trophy Boat Race and end with Kollam President's Trophy. There would not be any other selection process for KBL. Nehru Trophy Boat Race would be open to everyone. The tourism department would be managing the KBL. The Cricket legend Sh. Sachin Tendulkar had promised to attend this year’s Nehru Trophy Boat Race.” The Finance Minister told in the General Body Meeting that all facilities would be provided to premium spectators of the boat race. There would be online ticket booking facilities. The General Body meeting had decided to implement for the first time, the electronic photo finish device to ensure the accuracy in finishing time. The Committee is considering photo start to monitor the starting. The Minister had instructed to formulate the code of conduct to ensure discipline in the track to eliminate the mistakes during the starting. The General Body meeting had also decided to appoint a sub-committee to formulate rules. The Finance Minister also said that the State Government had already sanctioned Rs 1 crore for the Boat Race. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race woul be conducted by observing the Green protocol for the first time led by the Alappuzha Municipality. The Minister said that this year's boat race would also be a message against pollution. In the General Body meeting, Sri. S. Suhas, Chairman NTBR society & District Collector, Sri Thomas Joseph, Muncipal Chairman Sri VR. Krishna Theja , Secretary NTBR Society & Sub Collector Alappuzha, former MLAs Sri CK Sadasivan, Sh. KK Shaju and various Sub-Committee conveners had participated.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society General Body Meeting will be held on 26th June at 3 PM in the presided by District Collector at Collectorate Conference Hall. For more details, contact: 0477-2263441

Application invited for 66th Nehru Trophy Title Sponsorship. The boat race has above one lakh direct spectators and worldwide TV viewership. The applications for title sponsorship have to be submitted on or before 30th June, 4PM at RDO office, Alappuzha. The decision of Nehru Trophy Executive Committee will be final as informed by Sub Collector cum NTBR Society Secretary.

 

 


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