Saturday, August 08, 2015

Nehru trophy boat race .. T M Varghese and Jiji Thomson ..

Nehru Trophy boat race, on Punnamada kayal,  was started by kerala's first Home Minister TM Varghese in 1952.

Pt. Nehru giving away the first Nehru Trophy to captain of
Nadubhagam Chundan in 1952. Home Minister T M Varghese( centre, tall) 
seen in the background.
It is indeed great to note that his grand nephew, then Alleppey sub-collector and present Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson revived it in '82-'83 and took it to international fame.

Watch the live telecast http://webcast.gov.in/nehrutrophy

With Kerala CM Oommen Chandy and Hon. Union Minister Nithin Gakari, CS is delighted to once again watch the Nehru trophy boat race happening today, 8 Aug,'15, from 11.30 am on punnamada kayal, Alleppey.

Going down memory lane ..  

http://nehrutrophy.nic.in/AboutNTBR.aspx#history

You will enjoy this great song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Ih-Lox47Q

Good wishes !! :)

Ge

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