SUALKUCHI, Oct 24 � A boat race was organised by the Sualkuchi Naokhel Pratijogita Samiti to mark its golden jubilee on the Brahmaputra river recently. Altogether eight teams from Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts participated in the competition.
The Noorjahan team, Barpeta, bagged the first prize and a cash amount of Rs 8,000, while the rowers of the Almin team from Hajo got the second prize and Rs 7,000 in cash.
The prize distribution meeting was presided over by Kuladhar Choudhary, president of the boat race committee. The meeting, attended by senior citizens including Hem Chandra Bharali, former Joint Director of Sports, was anchored by Hiteswar Das, secretary of the boat race committee. A souvenir was also released in the meeting.