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Friday, 18 October 2019 1.39 AM IST

Nehru trophy boat race: Nadubhagam Chundan becomes champion, Chambakkulam Chundan secures second spot

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ALAPPUZHA: The 67th edition of the Nehru trophy boat race was an eventful one with Nadubhagam Chundan becoming the new champions after a hard-fought battle. It was Chambakkulam Chundan and Kaarichaal Chundan who secured the second and third spots respectively.

This is the second championship win for Nadubhagam Chundan, which belong to the Pallathuruthy boat club. Around 79 race boats took part in the competition. It was tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran who inaugurated the event, The event also marked the beginning of the Champions Boat League. India's legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was also present to witness the race. During his speech, Tendulkar expressed his support to all those who have lost their dear ones in the recent floods.

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TAGS: NEHRU TROPHY BOAT RACE, NADUBHAGOM CHUNDAN, CHAMBAKKULAM TROPHY, SACHIN TENDULKAR, ALAPPUZHA, CHAMPIONS BOAT LEAGUE, BOAT RACE
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