The 114th edition of Kottayam Boat Race will be held at Thazhathangadi on Saturday. Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan will inaugurate the race. It was the first competition organised in a categorised manner. The competition traces its beginning in the existing form to 1888-90 period, when the then Diwan Peshkar T. Rama Rao organised the regatta. The Diwan categorised the boats for the event as Chundans, Veppus, Irittukuthis and Churulans. There will be a procession prior to the launch of the race.
— Staff Reporter