For the fifth time, Grameenphone has organised the traditional boat race in Ruposha Nodi today. 34 groups will participate in the boat race contest. The 13th edition of the boat racing will be supervised by Khulna City Corporation and it will be organized by Khulna Nagar Samajik and SanskritiKendra (NSSK), according to a press release. At 10 am in the morning, a colorful rally will start from Shibbari and will end at Shaheed Hadis Park. Then the daylong contest will begin. The grand opening of the ceremony will take place at 2:00 pm at1 No. Custom Ghat by the honorable guests flying the festoon and balloons. The boat race will start at 2:30 pm from 1 No. Custom Ghat and will end at 5:30 pm. The race will end at KhanjahanAli Bridge.
In this year’s contest, 15 big groups and 10 small groups are going to participate fromKoira, Paikgacha, Kaliya, Terokhada, Narail, and Madaripur. Among the big groups, the winner will receive BDT 1,00,000, the secondplace will receive BDT 60,000, and the thirdplace will receive BDT 30,000. From the small groups, the winner will receive BDT 50,000, the second place will receive BDT 30,000, and the third place will receive BDT 20,000. This time, a special Bachari Boat will be constructed with participants from 12 different areas of Gopalgonj, Madaripur, and Faridpur. From that group, the winner will receive BDT 50,000, the second place will receive BDT 30,000, and the third place will receive BDT 20,000
A photography contest will be organised along with the boat racing. Grameenphone users can submit the pictures of 13th boat racing at Wow Box by 7:00 pm on 21st October. The users will be able to win exciting gifts by sharing the boat contest photographs. The users will be able to download the Wow Box app from Google Play store.
The news has been announced at a press conference today. Md. Awlad Hossain, Head of Khulna Circle, Grameenphone; Abdul Hasnat, Head of Marketing, Grameenphone Khulna Circle; Mollah Maruf Rashid, President, Sanskrit Kendra; Md. Moniruzzaman Rahim, General Secretary, Sanskrit Kendra; Sheikh Ashraf-uz-Zaman, Chief Advisor, Sanskrit Kendra were present in the press conference.
Md. Awlad Hossain from Grameenphone said, “Grameenphone has become the country’s top telecommunication service provider. Today, Grameenphone has 7 crore users. People share their emotions through Grameenphone. We are always trying to increase our scope of services. Grameenphone is the first operator who introduced 013 series due to huge public demand. For this, we feel very inspired. This one big family haven’t been grown without our sincere efforts and struggle to achieve the best. We have gone through the good times and bad times with the people of this country. Organizing this race is a tribute to the Khulna residents from us. We feel successful if they like our endeavor.”
Mollah Maruf Rashid said, “Weal ways try to make the boat racing contest successful. It is very helpful that Grameenphone is helping us in this endeavor. We would like to thank everyone for making this a successful event.”