I write about the nouka baich (boat race) which is the folk culture of Bangladesh.
The boat is ready for race.
Bangladesh is riverine country. From childhood every people of Bangladesh has a deep relation with river. So the river has become such a lively sports companion. In this context, the boat is not only a means of communication but also it is becoming an important part of the water as a good vehicle. Boat race is one of those spectacular thrill examples. Boat race is a thousand years of heritage and culture of Bangladesh.
Nouka baich (boat race) is the folk culture of Bangladesh. When it was introduced as mass incubation
Is not available in the memory or history. From the time of the tradition, the boat race was one of Bengal's heritages. Among the ancient historic sports of Bangladesh, nouka Baich is one of the most important sports. Various types of boats are used in different areas of the country for the nouka baich.
'Mesopotamian' people was first introduced it in the world, as history has said. About 2000 years ago, people of Mesopotamia organized a boat race in the Euphrates River.
After a few centuries, boat competition began in Egypt's Nile River. After that spreading it in all over the world. This is still very popular in the Oxford and Cambridge University.
Since 1900, there is boat race in the Olympic competition.
A new made boat in our village.
For the boat race, boat is slender and tall.
Because, the boat are able to cut the water of the river fast. It helps to win a race. About 150 to 200 feet in length or be more. But its width is a little more than 3 to 4 feet.
To build the boat, shawl, shil karai, chambul and garjon wood is used.
During the boat race, singers are singing songs together in the boat. This called shari gaan. In the boat, There are drum and tabla for singing. Their songs give the encouragement and power of the boatmen.
It has a starting point and a ending point. All of boat start at a time, which one is reached at the ending point first this boat is winner.
In the current time this is so popular in all of the ages people in Bangladesh.
A huge audience on the bridge.
##The interested thing is that, We have two boat in our village for nouka baich.