Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Aries Group has found a novel way to register their protest against those who refused permission to showcase their `punnamada chundan' during the Nehru Trophy Boat race held recently.

The group has come out with a music album to highlight the features of the boat made in steel. Aries Group chief executive officer Sohan Roy said on Friday that the organisers of the boat race had denied permission to showcase their `chundan' before thousands of people during the boat race held on the backwaters of Alappuzha.

Mr. Roy said the `chundan' has found place in the Limca Book of Records for the longest snake boat made of steel. The length of the boat is 43.7 metre. Mr. Roy has penned the lyrics for the album while the music is by G. Santhoshkumar.

To explore the growing tourism potential of Kerala, the `chundan' will be on display at the Cochin international boat show being held in the city.