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Tripura

Let’s meet beyond the barriers.

Let’s meet beyond the barriers.

To add to the beauty of the northeastern hilly state of India, the boat race is no less than a historical festival for the state. It is known worldwide for the sportsman spirit put forward during the conduction of the event.

Overview:
Overview:

Held at Melaghara or Gandhacherra, the boat race is an extremely important ceremony for all the people of Tripura, which is even witnessed by people coming from different parts of the world. Celebrated in the month of August, it is always a delight to be a part of the event.

Social Message:

People from different castes and tribes come together to participate in the ceremony. A strong message of unity in diversity is passed on to the people witnessing the same. The unique festival is a rewarding ceremony, where the winner of the boat race is rewarded with prize money.

Activities:
Activities:

The boat race is not confined to men only but also is equally an opportunity for the women. Both men and women participate in the age-old traditional boat race with enthusiasm and encourage the team with high spirited words. The boat race is a very prominent event of Tripura, is organized by the Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism Department in help with the local fishermen community.

A major tourist attraction, various important personalities like the chief minister of the state, also felicitate the ceremony.

With no boundation on who can participate in the contest, it is a delightful and fascinating sight to watch common people jumping into the waterway with their vessels and fight for the prizes.

The festival is celebrated during the month of August at Melaghara. Morning time is an eye-catchy view for the tourists and the residents of Melaghara as during the morning, the race takes place and the waterway is all occupied with colors of people. Around ten boats are rowed in the river one at a time. The sounds of people cheering and encouraging the contestants is always a thrill to watch.

Another eye-wrenching sight is the different types of boats which are used by people with a score of long snake boats to smaller crafts of the local people. With the festival of boat race making people scream with excitement, a number of small cultural events are organized for the people to witness and enjoy.

Activities:
Activities:

The boat race is not confined to men only but also is equally an opportunity for the women. Both men and women participate in the age-old traditional boat race with enthusiasm and encourage the team with high spirited words. The boat race is a very prominent event of Tripura, is organized by the Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism Department in help with the local fishermen community.

A major tourist attraction, various important personalities like the chief minister of the state, also felicitate the ceremony.

With no boundation on who can participate in the contest, it is a delightful and fascinating sight to watch common people jumping into the waterway with their vessels and fight for the prizes.

The festival is celebrated during the month of August at Melaghara. Morning time is an eye-catchy view for the tourists and the residents of Melaghara as during the morning, the race takes place and the waterway is all occupied with colors of people. Around ten boats are rowed in the river one at a time. The sounds of people cheering and encouraging the contestants is always a thrill to watch.

Another eye-wrenching sight is the different types of boats which are used by people with a score of long snake boats to smaller crafts of the local people. With the festival of boat race making people scream with excitement, a number of small cultural events are organized for the people to witness and enjoy.

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