- The Nehru Trophy Boat Race named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is conducted on the Punnamda Lake, near Alappuzha in Kerala every year.
- One of the features that make the race stand out is that it isn’t linked to any ritual or practice.
- The origin of this backwater spectacle traces back to 1952. The race was first organised to welcome the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
Why in News?
- The Nehru Trophy Boat Race was recently held on Punnamada Lake in Kerala’s Alappuzha district.