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Dragon boat racing meet from today

By Correspondent

JALUKBARI, Dec 16 - The 7th National Dragon Boat Racing Championship, organised by the Assam Traditional Sports and Dragon Boat Association under the aegis of Dragon Boat Federation of India will be held at Borhola, Min Mahal, near Assam Engineering Collage, Jalukbari from tomorrow.

The organisers informed that a total of 23 States have confirmed their participation. Altogether 12 female and 23 male teams will be seen in action during the three-day meet. The championship will comprise of 200 metre and 500 metre races. There will also be a race of mixed doubles.

The organizers further added that this is for the 2nd time that the championship is being organised in Assam. In the year 2009 the championship was organised at Hajo.

The championship will be inaugurated by Dr M Angamuthu, DC, Kamrup (M). Dr PK Goswami, Vice Chancellor, Assam Science and Technology University will be present as the distinguished guest on the occasion. The president and secretary general of Dragon Boat Race, SS Bajwa and Prabin Kumar will also be present during the championship.

The Ministry of Sports and Youth welfare, Govt of India and Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare of Assam will support the event.

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