Md Abdur Rashid, who lives in Jugihuda village under Moheshpur upazila of Jhenaidah, has been enjoying great success in grape farming, which was once thought to be impossible in Bangladesh given the country’s soil and climate conditions.
What started out as a simple hobby, eventually resulted in the formation of a gymnasium in Sreepur village under the Shailkupa upazila in Jhenaidah. Youth from the nearby villages are congregating to this gym, that was made by a member of the youth in Jhenaidah.
Naogaon has joined the ranks of Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj and Dinajpur as a major export hub for mangoes with locally grown varieties of the fruit now making their way abroad after satisfying domestic demand.
A freedom fighter’s aspirations to become a lawyer were muffled as he was shown failed in the LLB examination by the Rajshahi University authorities. But at last the indomitable spirit of the freedom fighter prevailed as he obtained the certificate after a 13-year-long legal battle with the university authorities.
Md Hussain, a student of class ten at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP), made the first national record in a 5-metre platform diving competition in 2018, and secured the second place in a 3-metre springboard diving competition in 2017.
A girls’ hockey team in Jhenidah has made their presence felt at various competitions. This correspondent visited Jhenidah Bir Shrestha Hamidur Rahman Stadium to talk to the players of the team. Seventeen girls were practicing under the guidance of their coach and physical instructor, Suriyea Begum, a teacher at Fazar Ali Girls’ School and College.