The rivers are the source of our wealth . Bangladesh is an agricultural country . The prosperity of agriculture depends on the rivers . These rivers have made the soil fertile . So rice , jute , tea and other crops grow in plenty here .
Bangladesh is a land of rivers . The health , wealth and happiness of Bangladesh depend on her rivers . There are many big and small rivers . The Padma , the maghna , 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 .
Our rivers abound with fish . Fish is an important wealth . Our fishermen catch a huge quantity of fish and export to foreign countries . Thus they earn a lot of foreign exchange . 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 part to another . All these sre possible only for river communication .
Most of the cities , towns , industries , hats , bazars , trade centers are on the bank of rivers . The products of mills , factories and industries are easily carried to different places through rivers . Raw materials 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 . This energy helps our industries . Some of the rivers are used to produce electricity . 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 water and music . The rivers have made us emotional and sentimental . Much of our joys and happiness depend on rivers .
The rivers have influenced many of our writers and poets . Many rivers have found expressions in the writings of Rabindgranath Tagore , Kazi Nazrul islam , Michael Modhusudhan and Jasimuddin . Some of the Bengali novels have been named after our rivers : Padma Nadir Manjhi and Padma promatha . Our artists and painters like Jainul Abedin have been much influenced by our rivers . Shari , Bhatiali and Murshidi are the expressions of our village people’s love for 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 .
In spite of the little harm , the river are useful to us in many ways . They are the source of our wealth , health and happiness .