Admin gears up for grand celebration of Kanpur Boat Club’s 1st anniv on Dec 24

  • | Friday | 8th December, 2023

Kanpur: The district administration has intensified preparations for the grand celebration of the first anniversary of Boat club on December 24.On Thursday, divisional commissioner Amit Gupta held a review meeting with the Boat Club management and directed that three secretaries should prepare a plan to organize the event on a grand scale. The commissioner said establishment of the Boat Club is a part of the Ganga coastal development plan for development of Kanpur, due to which tourist activities have also started increasing in Kanpur.Every visitor to the Boat Club should feel that Kanpur has now become a prominent tourist spot of the region.Besides, attention should also be given to safety standards and Ganga river conservation and environmental balance for every activity taking place here, said the official, who instructed for fees reduction in public interest.Explaining about the decision taken earlier regarding expansion of the Boat club, Additional District Magistrate (City) and Kanpur Boat Club secretary (administration) Dr Rajesh Kumar said a floating restaurant will be established and cruise operation will be started soon. Also, there is a plan to construct a shed for the convenience of tourists, he said.Water Sports Secretary Neeraj Srivastava also said preparations are being made to organize the Ganga Water Rally from Kanpur to Prayagraj in February next year. Survey of the river route from Kanpur to Prayagraj has been done and correspondence has been done with the district administration of nearby districts Unnao, RaeBareli, Pratapgandh and Prayagraj.To increase public participation, the boat club management committee had revised the rates. Monthly subscription for morning walkers has been reduced to Rs 450 from Rs 600 or Rs 20 for one day upto 9 am. Similarly the rates of general tickets have been reduced to Rs 50 instead of Rs 80. Rates of pre-wedding shoots have also been reduced. As per the new rates, people will be charged Rs 2000 for two hours, Rs 3,000 for four hours and Rs 6000 for more than four hours.We also published the following articles recentlyBoat x The Archies: Boat Stone Majestic Riverdale Rocker limited-edition speaker launched in IndiaBoat has partnered with Netflix to launch a limited edition of its portable Bluetooth speaker, the Stone Majestic Riverdale Rocker. The speaker features a retro design, 90W Boat Signature Sound, 6 hours of playback, and versatile connectivity options. It is compatible with USB, Bluetooth, AUX, FM, and HDMI(ARC) and offers dual EQ modes for customizing the sound. The limited edition speaker is available for pre-order on the Boat website. The launch was accompanied by a promotional campaign featuring the cast of Netflixs film, The Archies, directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Reema Kagti.Police recover 716 birds of 17 species from Kanpur mktPolice in Kanpur, India, arrested two poachers and detained two minors for hunting Siberian birds. Following this, a joint team of the forest department and police raided the Bakarganj poultry market and arrested 11 people involved in the sale and purchase of the banned birds. A total of 716 birds of 17 species were recovered, including rare quality birds like bar-headed geese. The arrested individuals have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and sent to jail. The crackdown on the sale and purchase of migratory birds continues.06-12-Boat, bulldozer, trucks anything to escape floodwaterResidents in South Chennai, particularly in the OMR and Madhavaram neighborhoods, are facing severe flooding and have been forced to evacuate. Thousands of people have been leaving their homes by boats and trucks, carrying their valuables. Several houses have been fully or partially damaged, and the authorities have deployed resources to assist those in need. The exodus has been increasing in size, reflecting the recognition that the water levels are unlikely to recede quickly. The flooding has also affected other areas like Pallikaranai, Velachery, and Madipakkam, with residents facing difficulties accessing basic necessities.

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