Rivers Of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is a land of 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 Gumati and the Karnafuli are small rivers, Most of the rivers of our country rise from the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal.
The rivers are the source of our wealth. Bangladesh is an agricultural country(কৃষি প্রধান দেশ). The prosperity(উন্নতি) of agriculture depends on the rivers. These rivers have made the soil fertile(উর্বর). So rice, jute, tea and other crops grow in plenty here.
Our rivers abound with fish. Fish is an important wealth(মূল্যবান সম্পদ). Our fishermen catch a huge quantity of fish. They earn a lot of foreign cxchange(বৈদেশিক মুদ্রা) by exporting fish. Fish is our main item of food.
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 from one town to another from one port to another.
Most of the cities, towns, industries, hats, bazars, trade centres are on the bank of rivers. The products of mills, factories and industries are easily carried to different places through rivers. Raw materials(কাঁচামাল) from far and near can be carried easily to our industries. Thus our rivers help in commerce, trade and industry.
Some of our rivers are source of energy. Goalpara and Karnafuli hydro-electric projects are used to solve electricity problem.
The rivers have a great influence on the people of our country. We love the rivers, its waters and music. Much of our joys and happiness depend on rivers.
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(অবর্ণনীয় দুঃখকষ্ট). Inspite of the little harm, the rivers are useful to us in many ways. They are the source of our wealth, health and happiness.