Nehru Trophy Boat Race: The Nehru Trophy Boat Race on the Punnamda Lake, near Alappuzha, held on the second Saturday of August every year, This year it falls on August 12, 2017. It was started in the year 1952 and is still continuing in this 65th year. The first visit of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, to Kerala paved the way for the beginning of Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The major attraction of the boat race is the competition of snake boats chundanvallams or snake boats. Nearly two lakh people, including tourists from abroad, coming to watch the Nehru Trophy Boat Race event. Check out the complete details about 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 Final Tickets & Live Streaming and Live Show from the below article.
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Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017
- Event Name: 65th Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017
- Date: 12-8-2017
- Time: 11.00 am IST
- Venue: Punnamada Backwaters
- Tickets: Bookmyshow
- Location: Punnamada
- District: Alappuzha
As many as 78 boats including 24 chundans will take part in the race. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the race at 2 p.m. The heats of the smaller boats will commence at 11 a.m.
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On the day of this fiercely fought boat race, the tranquil lake front is transformed into a sea of humanity with an estimated two lakh people, including tourists from abroad for watching it. For the people of each village in Kuttanad, a victory at this race for their village boat is something to be celebrated for months to come.
About 2,000 policemen will provide security to the event. The town will be under closed circuit TV cover.
Overloaded houseboats will be seized. Ambulances have been arranged at Punnamada starting point, finishing point, Matha jetty, Rajiv jetty and police control room to handle any emergency.
Spectators who arrive by boats should reach the venue before 10 a.m. Those who enter the gallery, as well as those on the banks, should not throw plastic bottles and other waste material into water.
For the 65th snake boat race, which is one of the major tourist attractions of Kerala, as many as 78 boats including 24 chundans will participate.
While the race of the smaller boats will begin at 11 am, the main race will be inaugurated by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at 2 pm. Over two lakh people, including tourists, are expected to witness the grand event this year.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 Final Live Streaming, Live Show Youtube
The race will be webcast on https://webcast.gov.in/nehrutrophy. The new website set up by the organizers has been visited by 5 lakh people since July. The website has received over 8 lakh hits this year.
You can watch the Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 Show Live Streaming by clicking the below link. We will also update the Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 Final Live Show Youtube Videos and Winners name when the info have been available.
The curtain raiser of Nehru Trophy will be aired on Doordarshan channel at 7 pm on Friday, August 11, while its repeat telecast will be at 8.30 am on Saturday.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 Technical Specifications:
- Track length – 1400 M.
- 4 tracks of 10 M. wide from East.
- Amaram – 5 Persons
- Nilakkar – 5 Persons
- Total no. of team members – 111
Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 Winner
The winner details of 2017 Nehru Boat Race will be updated soon. Meanwhile, check the last 10 years winners details from the below table.
|Year||Boat Name||Captain||Boat Club|
|2016||Karichal||Jameskutty Jacob||Vembanadu Boat Club, Kumarakom P.O, Kottayam|
|2015||Jawahar Thayamkary||Jameskutty Jacob||Vembanadu Boat Club, Kumarakom|
|2014||Champakkulam||George Thomas||Unite Boat Club, Kainakary|
|2013||Sri Ganeshan||Arun Kumar||St.Francis Boat Club, Harippad|
|2012||Sri Ganeshan||JiJi Jacob Pollayil||Freedom Boat Club, Kainakary|
|2010||Jawahar Thayankari||Joseph philip||Kumarakam Town Boat Club|
|2009||Champakkulam||JiJi Jacob Pollayil||Jesus Boat Club, Kollam|
|2008||Karichal||JiJi Jacob Pollayil||Jesus Boat Club, Kollam|
|2007||Payippad||Kunjumon Meluvallil||Kumarakam Town Boat Club|
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