Friday, February 22, 2013

Rivers of Bangladesh


Bangladesh is a land of rivers. The health, wealth and happiness of Bangladesh depend on her rivers. There are many big and small rivers. The Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna are the big and wide rivers. The Buriganga, the Sitalakshya,the Dhaleswari, the Teesta, the Madhumati, the Gumali and the Karnafuli are small rivers. Most of the rivers of our country rise from the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal. Importance to our agriculture: The Rivers are the source of our wealth. Bangladesh is an agricultural country the prosperity of agriculture depends on the rivers. These rivers have made the soil fertile. So rice, jute, tea and other crops grow in plenty here. Source of fish: Our Rivers abound with fish. Fish is an important wealth. Our fishermen catch a huge quantity of fish and export to foreign countries. Thus they earn a lot of foreign exchange Fish is our main item of food. Important channels of communication The Rivers of our country are the main ways of communication. Boats, launches and steamers move on these rivers in all seasons. Men and goods are carried storm one town to another, from one part to another. All these are possible only for river communication. Importance in the fields of Trade, Commerce and Industries; Most of the cities, towns, industries, hats, bazaars, trade centers are on the bank of rivers. The products of mills, factories and industries are easily carried to different places through rivers. Raw materials from far and near can be carried easily to our industries. Thus our rivers help in commerce, trade and industry. Source of power and electricity some of our rivers are source of energy. This energy helps our industries. Some of the rivers are used to produce electricity. Goalpara and Karnafuli hydro-electric protects are used to solve electricity problem. Influence of rivers on the people The Rivers has a great influence on the people of our country. We love the rivers, its water and music. The rivers have made us emotional and sentimental. Much of our joys and happiness depend on rivers. Influence Of art and literature the rivers have influenced many of our writers ar d poets. Many rivers have found expressions in the writings of Rabindraflath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Modhusudhan and Jasimuddin. Some ot the Bengali novels have been named after our rivers Padma Nadir Manjhi and padma promatha. Our artists and painters like Jainul Abedin have been much influenced by our rivers. Shari, Bhatiali and Murshidi are the expressions of our village people's love for rivers. Demerits sometimes the rivers cause great damage to our life and property. In the rainy season the rivers overflow their banks and cause flood. People suffer untold sufferings 4ft Inspire of the little harm, the rivers are useful to us in many ways. They are the source of our wealth, health and happiness.

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