Gabriel chundan (snake boat) is the winner of 65th Nehru trophy boat race 2017
65th Nehru trophy boat race 2017 winner is Gabriel chundan
Ernakulam Thuruthippuram boat club’s gabriel chundan lift 65th nehru trophy boat race. Paippad, karichal, mahadevikkadu, kattil thekkethil, gabriel are the snake boats reached the finals. This time record number of boats participated the event. Total 78 boats contested 65th nehru trophy, including 22 snake-boats (chundan vallom). Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan opens 65th Nehru Trophy boat race. Every year second saturday of August month is the date for nehru trophy. Punnamada lake at alappuzha district is the venue for this boat race. Kuttapri was the mascot of this year boat race, The Kuttanadan Prawn rowing coconut palm boat.
Nehru trophy 2017 boat race heats details
First Heats – Aayaparambu Pandi, St. George, Chambakkulam Puthen chundan, Vellamkulangara – Aayaparambu Pandi wins this
Second Heats – Aanari puthen chundan, sree ganesh karuvatta, sree vinayakan karuvatta, – Aanari puthen chundan wins
Thrid Heats – Devas, Mahadevikkadu Chundan, Nadubhagam, Gabriel chundan – Gabriel become first
Fourth Heats – Mahadevikkadu Kattil thekkethil, Cheruthana, Sree Mahadevan, Karichal – Karichal become first
Fifth heats – Paippadan, Aaayaparambu valiya divanji, pulikkunnu, st. pais tenth – Paippadan chundan become first
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, His wife Kamala, Ministers Kadakampalli Surendran, Thomas Chandy, G sudhakaran, E Chandrashekharan etc attend the function.
List of chundan vallam participated
Karichal of Kumarakom Town Boat Club, Nadubhagam of Thiruvalla Calvary Boat Club, Gabriel of Thuruthippuram Boat Club, Ayaamparambu Pandi of Chekkidikkadu Daveedputhra Boat Club, Vallamkangara of Chenamkari Friends Boat Club, Payippadan of Kumarakom Vembanad Boat Club, Devas of New Alleppey Boat Club, Mahadevikkad Kaattil Thekkethil of UBC Kainakary Boat Club, St. Joseph of Chekkidikkadu Lurd Matha Boat Club, Karuvatta SriVinayakan of Alappuzha Nayamb Boat Club and Vadakke Aattupuram of Punnamada Prince Boat Club.
Boats under Iruttukkuthy Category
Valiyapandithan of Eroor Anthimahakaalan Boat Club, Daniel of Kammanam Boat Club and Jalarani of Ambalappuzha Jaya Kerala Boat Club.
Veppu B Category
Puthanpurackal of Chennomkari Drishya Boat Club etc