Around 30 people participated in the 3 minutes competition. The participants had to eat maximum number of mangoes in the provided time slot. "We had decided to eat maximum mangoes. I used to eat 5-8 mangoes every day. But today, I ate 15 mangoes," said Dashrath Kadam, Winner. A box full of mangoes was given as prize to each of the winners in the three categories of men, women and children.
The annual mango eating competition, 6th in succession, was organised by Konkan Vikas Pratishthan (Konkan Development Organisation) to promote the Alphanso varieties of mangoes for which the Konkan region in Maharashtra is famous.
"We organised this competition to popularise the Konkan mango so that the farmers can sell these mangoes on a large scale.
These farmers have come all the way travelling 500 km to sell their mangoes here," said Rajendra Tawde, Secretary, Konkan Vikas Pratishthan.