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Nehru Trophy boat race to be held on August 31 ESIC congratula­tes para shuttler Pramod Bhagat

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The 67 edition of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race (NTB) and the Champions Boat League (CBL) at Alleppey will be held on Aug 31.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the race. The Champions Boat League (CBL) will begin along with the Nehru Trophy, and the event will be graced by the presence of Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. About 79 boats, which include 23 snakeboats, will take part in the boat race. Of the 23 snakeboats, 20, including the CBL, will contest in the final race. Raj Kumar, Director General, ESIC congratula­ted and wished a bright and successful future to the ace para-shuttler Pramod Bhagat, an ESIC employee at Regional Office, Bhubaneswa­r, on his selection for Arjuna Award for the current year. Bhagat will receive this award on August 29.

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