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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2012 Live Doordarshan


Trivandrum, 11 August 2012: The 60th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held today (11th August) at Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha. In the years, the annual Nehru Trophy boat race which is held at second saturday of August every year has become the event which marks the advent of Onam festival and the tourist season in the state of Kerala.

This year Honorable Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Meira Kumar will be the chief guest of the  event. 20 snake boats (chundan vallams) will compete for the trophy and for a cash prize of Five lakh rupees. Separate race will be held for other boats, women rowers etc.



The winners of the last five years is as follows

2007 Kumarakam town boat club (Payippad chundan)
2008 Kollam Jesus boat club (Karichal chundan)
2009 Kollam Jesus boat club (champakulam chundan)
2010 Kumarakam Town boat club (Jawahar Thayankari)
2011 Jesus Boat Club, (Kollam DEVAS Chundan)


The event will be telecast live on Doordarshan, and other private television channels.

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