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Thousands flock to watch boat race on Jamuna

News Desk Other Sports 2023-09-21, 2:52pm

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A two-day long traditional boat race was held on the Jamuna river at Bhuyapur upazila in Tangail district.



A two-day long traditional boat race was held on the Jamuna river at Bhuyapur upazila in Tangail district.
The competition was organized on Tuesday and Wednesday on the Jamuna river near Gobindasi cattle market of the upazila.
Thousands of people including women and children from districts gathered on the bank of the river to enjoy the boat race. Many spectators appeared with engine driven boats decorated in different colors.
A total of 30 boats participated from different areas in the race. About 40 to 50 sailors were seen on each boat.
At the beginning of the competition, several boats are lowered into the river with the beat of drums. The boatmen participated wearing colorful clothes including red, blue and yellow. At that time, millions of spectators on both sides of the river encouraged them with slogans and applause.
Tangail-2 seat MP Tanvir Hasan Monir was present as the chief guest at the event. Bhuyapur UNO Belal Hossain, upazila vice chairman Monirul Islam Babu were also present, among others presided over by organizing committee convener and Gobindasi UP chairman Dulal Chakdar.
Bhuyapur Police Station officer-in-charge Ahsanullah said policemen were deployed to maintain law and order in the event. No untoward incident occurred there.
MP Tanvir Hasan Monir said the event was organized to preserve the tradition of Bengal and to give joy to the people of the affected areas of Jamuna. This occasion will continue in future.