Alappuzha: Punnamada lake will celebrate the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Punnamada boat race owns a decorated place in the history. The final competition of the Chundan boats will be held, later in the after noon today. The boat race was supposed to be held by the second Saturday, in the month of August, because of the damage caused by the flood, the race was postponed. In this year’s tournament, 81 boats including 25 Chundan boats are a part of the Jala Mela. The race of passion pride and companionship, will be inaugurated by Governor P Sathasivam.
Venice of the east, Alappuzha is in the peak of excitement, for its personal national festival “Vallamkali”. After the flood there are many factors to pull down the spirit, above all odds, lovers of the race are together and are waiting for the race impatiently.
This time the training days were next to nothing. Lack of funds also gear down the organizers on top of it fear of losing the competition was always there. Governor P Sadasivam will inaugurate the Jalolsavam by noon. Kerala Blasters and Allu Arjun will be on the podium to add more spice to the boat race.
Alappuzha town and Punnamada is under strong security in observance to water festival. The CCTV cameras will be completely monitored for the safety. 2000 policemen are also deployed to ensure everything is under control.