Leading international Kayakers will vie for honours in the White Water Kayaking championship, touted to be second in South India, beginning in Thusharagiri waterfalls in this district of Kerala from July 27. Talking to reporters here Reception Committee Chairpersons and District Collector C A Latha said some of the Kayakers confirmed participation are from the U S, U K, China, New Zealand, Korea, Spain, Sctoland, Czech Republic, Italy and France. Elaborate security arrangements were being made at Chalipuzha and Iravanjipuzha where the 3-day adventure game was scheduled to take place. The event organized jointly by the Kerala Adventure Tourism Promotion Society, Kozhikode District Tourism Promotion Council and Kerala Kayaking Academy in association with Madras Fun Tools as part of the Malabar River Festival, she said adding river rafting for public was already on. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to inaugurate the event in the presence of Tourism Minister A P Anil Kumar. Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan would give away prizes, she added.
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