Mahadevikadu Kattil Thekkethil chundan wins Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Alappuzha: Pallathuruthy boat club’s Mahadevikadu Kattil Thekkethil chundan (snakeboat) has won the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race held on Punnamada Lake here on Sunday. Pallathuruthy boat club has scored a hat-trick by winning the race.

Nadubhagom chundan of NCDC Boat Club, Kumarakom won the second prize in the tight competition which ended in a photo finish.

As many as 77 boats including 20 chundan vallams participated under nine categories in the 68th edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Minister KN Balagopal inaugurated the race on Sunday. Andaman Nicobar Lieutenant Governor D.K Joshi was the chief guest of the event.

Over thousands of people arrived to watch the race which regained its glory after the pandemic.

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