Preparations for the New Year in the mountains are in full swing. In Rangamati, on the occasion of Biju, the traditional dress of the indigenous children, Sh Supriya Chakma, is starting from April 12 in the hills. Preparations are underway in the Chittagong Hill Tracts for this festival.
Socio-cultural programs have started in various places of the hills on April 3 through the Indigenous Culture Fair in Rangamati. However, the main festival is celebrated on the last two days of the Bengali year and the first day of the new year. The festival is known as Vaisabi on the plains. However, the Tripura community calls this festival Baisuk, Marmara Sangrai, Chakmara Biju and Tanchangyara Bishu. Although the name of the festival is different in different communities, the style and time of celebration is the same.
Variety three days: Just as the festivals of different indigenous communities have different names, so do the three days of the festival.
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Farmers are taking paddy in rafts as the flood waters have increased in Chilmari of Kurigram. The photo was taken from Karai Barisal area of Chilmari Union - PBA
PBA, Kurigram: Although the waters of Brahmaputra and Dharla rivers are stable in Kurigram, new areas are being flooded due to severe erosion. The upazila is now waterlogged after the LGED road broke in the Bandab area of Roumari. The entire upazila was flooded on Tuesday night when a dam broke in the glass mill area of Chilmari upazila. As a result, about 6 lakh people have been trapped in the flood waters. People who have been stuck at home for the past one week have not been able to cook due to the fuel crisis. Despite keeping cattle in high places, the householders have become helpless due to lack of cattle feed. There is a lack of clean water and dry food. As a result, wailing has started among the flood victims.
According to the control room of the district administration, 498 villages in 57 unions have been inundated due to the floods. 6 lakh 9 thousand people from 1 lakh 52 thousand 400 families have been flooded. One and a half lakh houses have been damaged. More than 5,000 people have been affected by the landslide. The floods have damaged 32 km of dams, 72 km of unpaved roads and 18 km of paved roads. The floods have partially damaged 417 educational institutions and completely damaged two. Due to the flood waters, 15,160 hectares of crops have been damaged. About 4,000 people have taken shelter in 21 shelters in the district.
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