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68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will inaugurate Hon. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan . After paying floral tributes to the Nehru statue, he will unfurl the flag. Hon. Tourism Public Works Minister P.A. Muhammad Riaz, Hon. Finance Minister K.N. Balagopal, Hon. Revenue Minister K. Rajan, Hon. Agriculture Minister P. Prasad, Hon. Roshi Augustine, Minister of Water Resources and District Hon. MPs, MLAs etc. will also participate.

1.Punnamada and surrounding areas have been divided into 15 sectors for security duty and traffic arrangements. More than 2,000 police personnel including 20 DYSPs, 50 inspectors and 465 SIs will be deployed under Alappuzha District Police Chief G. Jaidev IPS.

2.As on land, 50 police officers will be deployed in Punnamada lake in 50 boats for the safety of the people.

3.As a part of security Punnamada has been completely under CCTV camera surveillance.

4.Vehicular traffic will be restricted in Alappuzha city from 9 am on 04.09.2022 in connection with the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Parking will not be allowed on roadsides from the north side of General Hospital Junction to Kaichundi Junction and Kommadi Junction in Alappuzha city from 6 am on that day. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed by a recovery vehicle and the owner will be fined

5.On 04.09.2022 from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm no vehicular traffic will be allowed from District Court North Junction to Thathampally Kayal Kurishadi Junction East. Also the section from YMCA South Junction to East Fire Force Office will not allow vehicular traffic except for KSRTC.

6.To watch the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, vehicles coming from Alappuzha Thanneermukkam Road from the north should park at SDV School ground, and vehicles coming from Ernakulam via National Highway should park at SDV School ground via Kommadi and Savakottapalam north junction.Also, vehicles coming from Changanassery side and Kaithavana side should park at Carmel and St. Antony's school grounds.

7.A passenger boat has been arranged by the Water Transport Department for those going back from Nehru Pavilion after the boating and people should avoid crowding to avoid accidents.

8.Police personnel will be deployed to control traffic and parking from the day before the boat race.

9.Legal action will be taken against those who operate drones without the permission of the authorities during the competition.

Due to track construction in connection with the conduct of the Nehru Trophy Jal Mela, from tomorrow (September 2) to 4, water vehicles have been restricted in the area from Punnamada starting point to the finishing point. The Alappuzha Port Officer also informed that the parking of water vehicles on both sides of the canal has been banned from the district court bridge to the finishing point from 6 am on September 4.

Arun Joseph from Punnapra bagged the first position in the video competition conducted by the Nehru Trophy Boat Race Publicity Committee.

The game "Row Your Chundan" introduced to promote the Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be brought to schools in the district in the coming days. While rowing in a boat-shaped seat, the number of times you row is displayed on the front screen. The count is counted by a sensor attached to the paddle. The fastest rower in one minute wins a prize.Game developed and Designed by Techgentsia Software Technologies Infopark Cherthala.

The Boat Song competition ahead of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held on August 31 at the Alappuzha Municipal square.

Predict which snake Boat will win the 68th 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)

Consider entries that are mailed in a stamped envelope. The name, name, address and phone number of the entry sender should be written on white paper of A4 size, and the name of the chundan who will finish first in the chundan boat final and win the Nehru Trophy. Those received by post card will not be considered.
One can only predict the name of a boat. Entries from senders with multiple names will be disqualified.
Nehru Trophy Prediction Competition -2022 should be written on the top of the sending envelope. Entries received by September 3rd will be considered. Address to be sent : Convener, Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office, Civil Station, Alappuzha –688001.

Lyricist Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma inaugurated the literary seminar organized at St. Joseph's College under the auspices of the Commemorative Committee in connection with the Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race theme song Released by V.R. Krishna Teja District Collector. This year's theme song is Arpo Irro composed by Sunil Alleppy. Ratheesh Tulasidharan's lyrics are sung by Asim Salim, Krishnalal, Mahindranath and Sunil Alleppy. Sub-Collector Suraj Shaji and Sunil Alleppey participated in the function held at the District Collector's Chamber.

The tracks and heats of the 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race were decided by draw. Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society Chairman District Collector V. R. Krishna Teja inaugurated. There are 20 snake boats for the competition this time. Although 22 boats were registered, Champakulam-2 and Naduvileparampan were withdrawn.The four boats with the best times in the heats will compete in the finals.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society Secretary Sub-Collector Suraj Shaji, Infrastructure Committee Chairman Irrigation Executive Engineer Binu Baby, Executive Committee members R. K Kurup, S. M Iqbal, Murali Attichira, Deputy Tahsildar P.D. Sudhi and others participated.

Track and Heats of snake boats:
Heats 1
Track 1- Ayaparamb Pandi
Track 2- Karuvatta
Track 3- Alappad Puthan Chundan
Track 4- Champakulam
Heats 2
Track 1- Cheruthana
Track 2- Valiya Divanji
Track 3- Mahadevikad Kattiltheketil
Track 4- Anari Puthenchundan
Heats 3
Track 1- Vellenkulangara
Track 2- Karichal
Track 3- Karuvata Sri vinayakan
Track 4- Payipadan
Heats 4
Track 1- Devas
Track 2- St George
Track 3- Niranam
Track 4- Sri mahadevan
Heats 5
Track 1- Jawahar Thayankari
Track 2- Veeyapuram
Track 3- Nadubhagom
Track 4- St. Pius xth

District Collector VR Krishna Teja inaugurated the Captain's Clinic at YMCA Hall ahead of the 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race to be held at Punnamadakayal on September 4.

Allan T Binoy, a student of Thuravur TDTTI, won the first position in the commentary competition conducted by the publicity committee for the college students in connection with the Nehru Trophy boat race.Agna Rose of St. Joseph's Women's College, Alappuzha has bagged the second position. In the competition held at St. Joseph's College, Prof. Cherian Alexander, Harikumar Valeth, R. Devanarayanan were the judges. The first place winner will be awarded a gold coin sponsored by Alina Jewellery.

Mittu is the name of the parrot rowing the banana boat that was chosen as the mascot of the 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race.42 people suggested the name Mittu. Avani Anil, a native of Ambalapuzha Ameda, was declared the winner by drawing lots from them. Avni is an Assistant Manager in Indian Overseas Bank. The winner will be awarded a gold coin by Mullakkal Noor Jewellery, Alappuzha.

A state-level commentary competition for college students will be held on August 27 as part of the campaign activities of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The live Malayalam commentary of the Snake boat competition which will be displayed at the competition venue is to be presented.The competition will be in the same category for both boys and girls. To participate, you can register till 4 pm on August 26. To register name, address, course of study, college and phone number should be sent to the email address ntbrcc22[at]gmail[dot]com. NTBR commentary competition should be added in the subject line.At the time of appearing for the competition, the students should produce the certificate from the college they are studying. Phone- 7025608507

As part of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, literary writing competitions organized by the Commemorative Committee will be held on August 27 at 10 am at UIT. It will be held at the Seminar Hall (Government Muhammadans School Courtyard, Alappuzha).Collector V.R. Krishna Teja will inaugurate the program. The competition is for students of college, higher secondary and high school category in Malayalam story, poem and essay. The name can be registered till the morning of the competition day. Phone- 9061481390.

Nehru Trophy 2022 Exclusive Range of Merchandise has been released for sale.Products such as coffee Mugs, Hats, T-shirts, Snake boat designs, priced from Rs 120 to Rs 600 have been prepared. In the initial days, sales are concentrated in the Revenue Divisional Office. These will also be available at Vijay Park in the coming days.

Sub Collector Suraj Shaji inaugurated the Payasam fest organized in connection with the 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race at Alappuzha Revenue Divisional Office.

A photo booth set up in front of Alappuzha rdo in connection with the Nehru Trophy boat race.Photo booths have also been set up at Vijay Park, Punnamada Finishing Point, DTPC .

Winners of colouring competition organized for school students as part of Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Painting competition

High School:
1. Vrinda A. (Carmel Academy Pazhavangadi),
2. Arathy P. Binu (BCEM School Gurupuram)
3. Navneeth S. (SDV School, Alappuzha)

U.P. Category:
1. Great J. George (Matha Senior Secondary School Alappuzha)
2. PR. Ayan (SNDSY UP School Sreekandeswaram Poochakkal)
3. Ayana Fathima H. (Carmel Academy Pazhavangadi)

Colouring Competition

LP Category:
1. Avantika P. Nair (Sreeshankara English Medium School Cherthala)
2. Muhammad Al Amin A. (Jyoti Niketan English Medium School Punnapra)
3. Greta J. George (Matha Senior Secondary School Alappuzha)

KG Category:
1. Basith Muhammad H(Leo Xiii School Alappuzha)
2. Catherine Rose(Ayiramthai L.P. School)
3. Muhammad Ayaz(Morning Star English Medium School Alappuzha)

Nehru Trophy Boat Race publicity committee will conduct Painting Competitions for Nursery and School students. The competition will be held at Alappuzha Leo XIIIth School Auditorium at 10.30 AM on August 20th . 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 / Watercolour / Poster Colour. 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 painting competition. The organizers will provide the sketch for colouring. 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.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2022 Printed Tickets Available for Sale at all Government Offices.

The Pillar for the Pandal will be erected by the District Collector V.R Krishna Teja IAS in a ceremony, at the Punnamada Finishing point (18 August).

Competitions will be held for naming the Mascot "Parrot rowing on a raft made of Banana Tree" for NTBR-2022. Competion held via social media like facebook,Whatsapp.One person can submit only one entry.
Whatsapp Format: Mascot Name-Contact Number to 8943870931.
Those who nominate names on Facebook can send it to the Facebook account " Public Relations Department Alappuzha" as a personal message.
Last Date :August 19
The winner will be awarded with a gold coin by Noor Jewellery, Mullackal, Alappuzha.

"Parrot rowing on a raft made of Banana Tree" by Babu Hasan, has been selected as the Mascot for the 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race from 160 entries received in the competition held by the Publicity Committee.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2022 Invites entries for Promo Video Contest.

a)Video should be in one should be with proper BGM.
b)Only HD quality video Allowed.
c)Only non-copyrighted footage used for video production.

Entries can be submitted till August 19 on DVD or pen drive.

The first place video will be awarded with a gold coin.Entries should be sent in envelopes marked '68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race - Promotional Video Competition'. One person can submit only one entry.Name, address, phone number and e-mail should be written on separate paper and submitted along with the entry.

send entries to:

The Convener,
Nehru Trophy Publicity Committee, District Information Office
Civil Station, Alappuzha-688001
Last date of receipt of entries: 19.08.2022

Nehru Trophy 2022 Online Ticket Sale started

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Publicity Committee office of 68th Nehru Trophy boat race has been opened.Collector VR Krishna Teja inaugurated the Publicity Committee Office of 68th Nehru Trophy Boat Race to be held at Punnamada lake on September 4. Municipality Chairperson Soumya Raj, Publicity Committee Convener District Information Officer Justin Joseph, Members K. Nassar, Roy Palatra, AB Thomas, Press Club President S. Sajith and Secretary TK Anilkumar were present.

Vloggers get a chance to be a part of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2022 .Those who are interested please fill the Google form

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2022- Mascot design contest: Entries are invited for the NTBR-2022 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: 12.08.2022 before 5 PM

The cover containing the entries should be super scribed with '68th 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.



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