07 September 2016

New Special Cover from Kerala

K. C. Mammen Mappilai Trophy

Diamond Jubilee of the Uthradam Thirunal Neerattupuram Pamba Boat Race (1956-2016)

Kerala Postal Circle released a Special Cover on a moving snake boat on 05th September 2016 at Neerattupuram near Thiruvalla, Kerala to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of the uthradam Thirunal Neerattupuram Pamba Boat Race (1956-2016) for the K. C. Mammen Mappilai Trophy.  The boat race is held on the river Pamba, at Neerattupuram in Central Travancore during the Onam season.  Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma was the titular Maharaja of the princely state of the Travancore and K.C. Mammen Mappilai was the member of Sri Moolam Legislative assembly of Travncore and editor of the Malayala Manorama newspaper.

- Sreejesh Krishnan, Trivandrum

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