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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