Canoe Race


Canoe Race held on 26th January, 2016 below the Cavelossim-Assolna Bridge


The Department of Fisheries organized a traditional canoe race in the State to keep up the spirit of traditional fishermen for the first time on 26th January, 2016 below the Cavelossim-Assolna Bridge rowing on the River Sal. The event was organized in collaboration with the Lions Club of Cavellosim, Salcete.

There were a total of 41 traditional fishermen in their canoes rowing on Sal and over a thousand cheering them on. Shri. Avertano Furtado, Hon’ble Minister Fisheries was the Chief Guest for the said event. Also Shri. Bejamin Silva, Hon’ble MLA, Velim Constituency, Shri. Caetano R. Silva, Benaulim Constituency, Shri. Wilson Rodrigues, President of Lions Club of Cavelossim,  Smt. Pedrina Cardozo, Sarpanch of Assolna, Dr. Shamila Monteiro, Director of Fisheries were present for the event. In the men’s category for the canoe race there were around 36 participants and in ladies category there were 5 participants. Shri. Sudhakar Joshi of Betul won the 1st prize with a cash prize of Rs.10,000/- and a Trophy, Shri. Vishwajeet Juvatkar won 2nd prize with a cash prize of Rs.8,000/- and a Trophy and Shri. Nandu kashevekar won the 3rd prize with a cash prize of Rs.5,000/- and a Trophy for the Canoe Race.

In the women’s category Smt. Teodolna Rodrigues secured 1st Prize and Smt. Dumentina Cardozo won the 2nd place in the Canoe Race. Further, all the participants were given an amount of Rs.1,000/- (Rupees one thousand only) to encourage the participants.

The event received a very good response from the audience and general public.