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Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2011


Read this article to know more about 2011 Nehru Trophy Boat Race which is going to be held on 13 August.It is the 59th Nehru Trophy Boat Race that is going to be held on 13 August 2011. Here you will get informations regarding the types of boats participating in this race, history of Nehru Trophy Boat Race, winners of Nehru Trophy Boat Race, contact informations of Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2011, official website of Nehru Trophy Boat Race etc.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2011

jhjWe all are familiar with the name Nehru Trophy Boat Race. In 2011 the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, popularly known as the Nehru Trophy Vallam Kali, is going to be held on 13 August. Another fact is that on 13 August 2011, the 59th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be conducted. That means this famous boat race was started in the year 1952. When compared to other boat races of Kerala, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is considered as the most popular one. Every year this popular boat race is conducted on second Saturday of August. Tourists from different parts of the world are attracted to the place for watching this popular boat race. It should be noted that this boat race is conducted in the Punnamada lake of Alappuzha district of Kerala state, India. People from different parts of Kerala find their time to watch this popular boat race. For participating in the boat race, each snake boat must have 5 controllers (amarakkar), 95 oarsmen & 10 cheerleaders (nilakkar). Apart from this, vanchipattu must be sung by about 10 singers on the boat so that this will increase the spirit of the participants. Do you want to know the types of boats that participate in this Nehru Trophy Boat Race? Check the below points to understand the type of boats that participate in this popular boat race.

1.Chundan Vallam
2.Churulan Vallam
3.Odi Vallam
4.Veppu Vallam
5.Iruttukuthy Vallam
6.Kochu Vallam
7.Vadakkanody Vallam

Among the above mentioned boats, the Iruttukuthy boat is designed for speed & transportation during the night. But when considering the Veppu Vallam, remember that they can have a capacity upto 45 persons only. Also note that the one end of this Veppu Vallam is higher than the other end. The Churulan Vallam has a circular shape when compared to other boats. Chundan Vallams are the famous attractions of snake boat races & they are also known as beaked boats. Odi Vallams were used for piracy works in the olden days. I think most people have noticed about the length of the race course in the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This race course is having a huge length of about 1370 meters & there are several tracks in it for conducting the competitions. When the competitive boats are moving through this race course, it will be a thrilling experience for the people. People who are able to go & watch the boat race will see this in the Punnamada Lake while others will watch it on TV.

History of Nehru Trophy Boat Race: The Popular Boat Race

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The Nehru Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha district of Kerala state, India, was organized in honour of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (first Prime Minister of India) on his visit to Kerala state in the year 1952. After enjoying the snake boat race, Nehru announced the trophy for the winners of the race. So remember that Nehru Trophy is the trophy given to the winners of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. This trophy is having the shape of a snake boat in silver & apart from this it is positioned on a wooden abacus.

Winners of Nehru Trophy Boat Race: Boat Clubs & Their Boats

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1952: Nadubhagam boat club (Nadubhagam Chundan)
1954: Kavalam team (Kavalam Chundan)
1955: NSS Karayogam Nedumudy (Parthasarathy)
1956: Kavalam team (Kavalam Chundan)
1957: Pongga boat club (Napolean)
1958: Pongga boat club Kavalam boat club (Kavalam chundan, Napolean)
1959: Pongga boat club (Napoleon)
1960: Kavalam boat club (Kavalam Chundan)
1961: Pongga boat club (Napoleon)
1962: Kavalam boat club (Kavalam Chundan)
1963: United boat club Kainakari (Geargose)
1964: United boat club Kainakari (St George)
1965: United boat club Kainakari (Parthasarathi)
1966: Pulinkunnu boat club (Pulinkunnu)
1967: Pulinkunnu boat club (Pulinkunnu)
1968: United boat club Kainakari (Parthasarathi)
1969: Pulinkunnu boat club (Pulikunnu)
1970: United boat club Kainakari (Kallooparamban)
1971: Kumarakom boat club Pulinkunnu boat club (Kallooparamban,Pulinkunnu)
1972: Kumarakom boat club (Kallooparamban)
1973: Kumarakom boat club (Kallooparamban)
1974: Friends boat club Chennamkary & Venattukad (Karichal Chundan)
1975: Friends boat club Chennamkary & Venattukad (Karichal Chundan)
1976: United boat club Kainakari (Karichal Chundan)
1977: Thayamkari boat club (Javahar Thayamkari)
1978: Thayamkari boat club (Javahar Thayamkari)
1979: United boat club Kainakari (Ayaparambu Valiya Diwanji)
1980: Pullangadi boat club (Karichal Chundan)
1982: Kumarakom boat club (Karichal Chundan)
1983: Kumarakom boat club (Karichal Chundan)
1984: Kumarakom boat club (Karichal Chundan)
1985: Friends boat club Chennamkary & Venattukad (Javahar Thayamkari)
1986: Village boat club Kainakari (Karichal Chundan)
1987: Village boat club Kainakari (Karichal Chundan)
1988: Pallatturuthi boat club (Vellamkulangara)
1989: United boat club Kainakari (Champakulam)
1990: United boat club Kainakari (Champakulam)
1991: United boat club Kainakari (Champakulam)
1992: Sree lakshmana boat club Mulakkulam (Champakulam)
1993: United boat club Kainakari (Kallooparamban)
1994: Jet airways boat club Cochin (Champakulam)
1995: Alappuzha boat club (Champakulam)
1996: Alappuzha boat club (Champakulam)
1997: Navajeevan boat club Arppukkara (Alappadan)
1998: Pallatturuthi boat club (Champakulam)
1999: Kumarakom town boat club Kumarakom (Alappadan)
2000: Alappuzha boat club (Karichal Chundan)
2001: Friends boat club Chennamkary & Venattukad (Karichal Chundan)
2002: Kumarakom boat club (Vellamkulangara)
2003: Navajeevan boat club Maniyaparampu (Karichal Chundan)
2004: Kumarakom town boat club (Cheruthana Chundan)
2005: Kumarakom town boat club (Payippad Chundan)
2006: Kumarakom town boat club (Payippad Chundan)
2007: Kumarakom town boat club (Payippad Chundan)
2008: Jesus boat club Kollam (Karichal Chundan)
2009: Jesus boat club Kollam (Chambakkulam Chundan)
2010: Kumarakom town boat club (Jawahar Thayankari)

For the visitors of Nehru Trophy Boat Race


The visitors of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race should purchase tickets only from authorized ticket counters of Government departments & tourism information offices. Also you must check the tickets for the authorized seal of the committee & serial number. Another fact is that the authorized counters can be identified with banners having logo of NTBR. In general you must remember not to purchase tickets or complimentary passes from unauthorized person. Tickets without seal or serial number should not be purchased. Donot bring liquors & dangerous items to the pavilion. Also note that smoking is not allowed in the pavilion. Parking facility will be available only upto 11:00 AM in Municipal Stadium North of Zillah Court Bridge. If you need any help, you must contact the control room 2243441/100(police).

Contact Information: Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2011


Chairman


District Collector
Alappuzha
Tel: 0477-2251720(O), 9447129011(M)
Email: dcalp.ker@nic.in/ nehrutrophy@kerala.nic.in

Secretary


Revenue Divisional Officer
Alappuzha
Tel: 0477-2263441, 2262320(O), 9447495002(M)

Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society


Tel: 0477-3209088(O), 9745187211(M)
Fax: 0477-2263441

Official Website

www.nehrutrophy.nic.in


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