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Traditional boat race held in Madhumati River

  • Our Correspondent
  • 6 November, 2020 12:00 AM
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Traditional boat race held in Madhumati River

MAGURA: Upazila Kriya Sangstha of Mohammadpur upazila of the district arranged a Nouka Baich, a traditional boat race, in the Madhumati River near Sheikh Hasina Bridge on Wednesday.

Hundreds and thousands of people flocked on the embankment of the river to watch the traditional boat race.

Biren Sikder, lawmaker from Magura-2 constituency was present as the chief guest of the competition.

Among others, the district deputy commissioner Ashraful Alam, superintendent of the district police Khan Muhammad Rezwan, the upazila parishad chairman Abu Abdullahil Kafi, the Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ramananda Paul, were present.

A village fair was also held on the occasion of the popular game.

People of different age groups—children to elderly men and women—started to throng the banks of the river to enjoy the rural traditional game since Wednesday morning which started at 4:00pm, reports our local correspondent attending the competition.

A total of 15 boats from nearby districts participated in the competition.

Boat of Abdus Salam Murshidi of Terokhada upazila of Khulna district won the race while boat of Mokhles Molla of Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur and boat of Harni Majhi of Gopalganj secured second and third position respectively.

The winners received Tk 30,000, Tk 20,000 and Tk 15,000 respectively as well as crests.