A traditional boat race was held on the Karotoa River in Debiganj baazar under Debiganj upazila in Panchagarh district on Sunday afternoon. Thousands of people enjoyed the boat race standing on the banks of the river. Organised by Debiganj upazila administration, a total of 25 boats of different groups from different villages participated in the event which proved to be a reunion of the general people of Debiganj and adjoining villages. Rangpur divisional commissioner Jashim Uddin was present as chief guest while Panchagarh deputy commissioner Banamali Bhoumick was present as special guest. Debiganj upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Abu Jafar presided over. The first prize winners got a 21-inch colour television each and the second prize winners got a 14-inch colour television.