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The name of my native village is Noapara where I was born and brought up. It is under Raozan Thana in the district of Chattogram. It is an ideal village in Bangladesh. It is 12 kilometers away from the Thana Headquarters.
Our village is about three miles long and two miles broad. About ten thousand people of different classes and communities live here. They are the Muslims, the Hindus and the Buddhists. People of different occupations live here. Some of the inhabitants are Government employees. Others are teachers, professors, lawyers, doctors and merchants and the rest are farmers. Moreover, carpenters, artisans, fishermen, weavers, gold-smiths etc. live here.
The system of communication of this village is remarkable. A district council road runs through our village. There are many kutcha roads also. People can reach Dhaka-Chattogram Highway by bus. There are two primary schools, a high school, a madrasha, a branch post office, a village market and a police station. There is also a Health Complex in our village. The village is famous for its social and cultural activities. A daily market is held in the morning everyday and the ‘hat’ where we get all the necessary things of life sits twice a week. The villagers observe different festivals. The Hindus observe the Durgapuja, the Saraswatipuja etc. The Muslims enjoy the two Eids and other festivals. The Buddhists also celebrate the Buddha Purnima.
The climate of our village is exactly suitable for our health. The river, the large cornfields, the garden, the orchards etc. add to its beauty. Fresh vegetables, drinking water, fish, milk, meat etc. are available in plenty. The soil of the village is fertile & suitable. So we get rice, jute oilseeds etc. in plenty. Every family has a garden near the dwelling house. Flower plants and fruit trees are grown there. Most of the villagers earn their livelihood by selling surplus fruits and vegetables. So to speak, it helps them economically.
The people of my village are very gentle. They live in perfect harmony with one another. There is no clash among the different castes. Elders are respected and obeyed, and the under-dogs are not exploited and hated. Ours is a progressive village. I am very proud of being a son of such a village. On the whole, It is a paradise to us.