Paddling to boat race in Kerala comes better than race to hand in other natural excitements are cypher of prizes OR awards. Here Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race in Kerala comes as a memorial to the former Prime Minister of India Late. Rajiv Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi Trophy Boat Race is a striking water sport that celebrates on the rolling backwaters of Alappuzha District, Kerala.
This boat race is held at Pulinkunnu, 10 km from Alappuzha. Every year, Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race comes conducted on two weeks after the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The main attractions in this boat race highlight as colourful water procession and water floats. State ministers, celebrities and huge hoard of tourists shape to Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race that is not less than a fest in Kerala to bring together almost entire country.
Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race exists to commemorate to Late Rajiv Gandhi. On 5th September 1985 a visit of Late Rajiv Gandhi with his wife to Kuttanadu made to this race a special occasion to celebrate. The first Race was a colossal success and over 2.5 lac people came out to witness the race. The chief Minister K. Karunakaran himself inaugurated the race.
Quality of Race
Most of the boat races are organized by Government Officials with little public participation. Here Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race is an unwanted squeezing of individuals as decisions are to be taken by only a handful who ought to enjoy absolute confidence of all concerned. Rajiv Gandhi Boat race is truly a fancy for the people of Kuttanad.
Apart from the people from Kuttanad, a large number of people from Kerala and the country visits to this race. As Information goes public about this event to take place, the huge flow of tourists comes in vision to see there.