Mascot of Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 as Kuttapri. Mascot Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2017 has been designed by V.R, Raghunath, a journalist. The name was selected from 112 entries received from students. The name Kuttapri was submitted by Master Navan S. Raj, a VI std student of Cherukunnom S.N Central School - ‘Kuttapri’, the name given by Master Navan S. Raj, a VI std student of Cherukunnom S.N Central School has been selected as the name for the Mascot of the 65th NehruTrophy Boat Race, the ‘Kuttanadan Prawn rowing coconut palm boat (‘olathoni’)’ in the competition conducted for students by the NehruTrophy Publicity Committee. The Judging Committee comprising Sh. P. Ravikumar, Deputy Director PRD(Retd.), Sh. Harikumar Valeth, Sh. V.S.Umesh, Press Club President has selected the name from 270 entries. The Judging panel opined that the name has a Kuttanadan touch. Master Navan’s parents are Smt.C. Sanisha and Sh. Rajesh Kumar, Himadri, Erezha Thekku Chettikkulangara
The Nehru Trophy Valam kali (snake boats race) is a famous tourist attraction in Alappuzha districts of Kerala India in every August second week.
Every second week of August Kuttanad, Punnamada lake, Alappuzha town and nearby places and local people of Alappuzha become to festival mood.
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