GAIBANDHA: A traditional boat race locally known as ‘Nouka Baich’ was held at Kisamat Balua in the Ghagot river adjacent to Bheramara Railway bridge under Sadar upazila of the district on Saturday, reports BSS.
The race started at 10 am and ended around 5:30 in the afternoon. A total of 14 teams of three upazilas of the district and Dewanganj upazila of Jamalpur district participated in the boat race. Each team had a leader who stood in the middle of the boat and inspired the participants.Amid playing of music and drums, thousands people, including a good number of women from the district town, enjoyed the race.
The teams coming from Dewanganj upazila stood first and second and while the team of Sadullapur upazila won the third position in the competition. Later, a prize distribution ceremony was held on the bank of the river.
Local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini distributed the prizes among the winners as the chief guest.