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Write an essay about “The Rivers of Bangladesh”
The Rivers of Bangladesh
Introduction: Bangladesh is a land of rivers. Many rivers, big and small have crisscrossed (জালের মত ছড়িয়ে আছে) this country. The rivers have made this country beautiful and fertile (উর্বর).
Main Rivers: The main rivers of the country include the Padma, the Meghna, the Jamuna, the Brahmaputra, the Buriganga, the Karnaphuli, the Sitalakshaya, the Dhaleswari, the Tista, the Karatoya, the Surma, the Sangu and the Kusiara. Most of the rivers have originated (উৎপত্তি লাভ করা) in the Himalayas and fall into the Bay of Bengal.
Use: The rivers of this country are of great use to us. They allow us easy and cheap communication. Many boats, steamers and launches sail (চলে) on the rivers and carry people and goods to different places. Bangladesh is mainly an agricultural country. The agriculture system of the country depends on enough supply of water. The rivers supply us with water. The water of the rivers is carried to the fields through a network of canals. So the progress and prosperity (সমৃদ্ধি) of the country largely (প্রধানতঃ) depends on the rivers. The rivers of the country also provide us with a rich variety of fish. We get fish from the rivers around the year. The occupation of a huge number of people in this country is fishing. They earn their living by catching fish in the rivers and selling it on the markets. Every year Bangladesh exports a huge amount of fish to foreign countries and earns a lot of foreign currency. Besides, many of our cities, markets and trade centers are situated on the rivers. The rivers play a vital ( গুরুত্বপূর্ণ) role in the business and economy of the country. River water is also used for generating (উৎপাদন) electricity. A huge amount of electricity is generated in Kaptai Hydro-Electric Project by constructing a dam (বাঁধ) on the Karnafully river.
Demerits: Rivers are not an unmixed (অমিশ্রিত) blessing (আশীর্বাদ). They cause us much suffering (কষ্ট) by bringing floods. Then the sorrow of people knows no bounds.
Conclusion: Rivers play an important role in our national life. Their contribution to the well-being (কল্যাণ) of the nation is immense (বিশাল). It is our duty to save the rivers from pollution and maintain the flow of rivers by dredging when necessary.