Uthrattathi regatta thrills as of every year

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Mallappuzhasserry palliyodam (snake boat) in the A group and Kottathoor in the B group won in the Uthrattathi regatta on the Pampa at Aranmula on Tuesday. The two winners were presented the Mannam Trophy. Kizhvanmazhi stood second and Nedumprayar third in the A group, while Kadapra finished second in the B group. The Kizhukara boat bagged the first prize in rowing and rendition of Vanchippattu. Edayaranmula East in the A group and Thottappuzhasserry in B were adjudged the best decorated snake boats. The R. Sankar Memorial Gold Trophy went to Edayaranmula East. Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs M.S. Gill inaugurated the regatta. Minister N.K. Premachandran presented the Ramapurathu Warrier Award to poet O.N.V. Kurup. M.J. Mathai of Mallappuzhasserry, near Aranmula, was felicitated for saving the lives of 20 persons when the Keezhukara snake boat with 100 people on board capsized in the Pampa a week ago.

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