Traditional boat race in Chitra River held
A traditional boat race was held in the Chitra River in Narail district on Saturday to mark the 94th birth anniversary of great artist S M Sultan.
State Minister for Sports Biren Shikder inaugurated the boat race under Sheikh Russel Bridge over the river. This year, as many as 21 boats, including five boats of women and 16 of men, took part in the race.
Race among women competitors was held first where boats, namely- Jalkanya, Jalkumari, Jalkabutor, Kapot-Kapoti and Kathakoli took part. On the other hand, as many as 60 to 70 male racers rode each boat.
Khulna divisional commissioner Lokman Hossain Mia, Narail deputy commissioner Emdadul Haque Chowdhury, Sultan Foundation general secretary Ashiqur Rahman Miku, district police superintendent Mohammad Jasim Uddin, district council chairman Sohrab Hossain Bishwas, Narail mayor Jahangir Hossain Bishwas, additional superintendent of police Zahidur Rahman, Narail chamber of commerce and Industry president Mohammad Hasanuzzaman, advocate Nazrul Islam, freedom fighter Saifur Rahman Hilu, district council member Rawshan Ara Kabir were present on the occasion.
Starting about 28 years ago, the regatta in the Chitra River has become a popular festival of the district, even to the people of neighbour districts Jashore, Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat.