Sports Safety
News  /  Published 11.08.22

Months of no practice forces rowers to call for Rabindra Sarobar ban lift

Rowers in Kolkata have not had the Rabindra Sarobar to practise for more than two-and-a-half months now. Two teenage rowers who were practising for a school regatta drowned in the Sarobar during a sq...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.07.22

Rowing clubs seek nod for petrol rescue boats at Rabindra Sarobar

“We have received the letter. We will forward the same to the NGT,” said an official of the KMDA. The letter follows a meeting between club officials, police and KMDA on July 15. After t...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.06.22

South Point teacher ‘owns up responsibility’ for students’ death in letter to parents

A senior staff member of South Point High School has written to the parents of one of the two students who drowned while rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata last month taking moral respons...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar weeds a threat, say rowers

Rowers who attended a safety drill at Calcutta Rowing Club on Sunday identified weeds in the waters of Rabindra Sarobar as a threat as oars often get entangled in them, a dangerous situation that can ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


News  /  Published 11.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar rowers to be taught survival tactics during boat capsize

Rowers of Calcutta Rowing Club will be trained on Sunday in survival tactics during boat capsize, an official of the club said. The training session will be held in accordance with a standard operati...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.06.22

Police release standard operating procedure for Rabindra Sarobar rowing clubs

The city police on Wednesday issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) that rowing clubs in the Rabindra Sarobar complex will have to comply with to resume the aquatic sport. The police had earlier...
By Subhajoy Roy

News  /  Published 07.06.22

Lalbazar suggests SOP to Lake clubs: Specialised training & capsize drill for learners

Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is also chairperson of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the custodian of Rabindra Sarobar, had said earlier that the organisation would approach the Natio...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Lalbazar

News  /  Published 07.06.22

Rabindra Sarobar off-limits to rowers, Odisha emerges as likely venue for tourney trials

“We have received the consent of the guardians but we will take the rowers to Jagatpur only after receiving a written clearance from the Kolkata chapter of the Sports Authority of India about th...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.05.22

Rabindra Sarobar curbs threaten to derail selection trial of West Bengal rowing team

The suspension of rowing in the Rabindra Sarobar in south Kolkata has cast a cloud of uncertainty on West Bengal’s participation in an upcoming national tournament in Kashmir. The Sub-Junior Na...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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