Around the 64 districts on two wheels
Helal Uddin, a second year law student of Khulna University (KU), recently travelled to the 64 districts of Bangladesh on his bicycle.
On January 15 this year, he began his journey from Khulna and concluded it on March 6, with a visit to Satkhira.
"My 51-day journey started from the desire to see the life and culture of the people of different regions of Bangladesh. By visiting 64 districts, I saw many historical and ancient sites of Bangladesh and got a chance to know new places and people," said Helal.
Asked if there was any difficulty he faced during his travels, he said, "I fell from a waterfall in Khagrachhari and sustained injuries in lips, hands and legs. During this time, many people in different districts helped me in different ways, like they arranged accommodation and food for me. I am really grateful to those people of the respective areas. "
"My vision is to travel to each country of the world by bicycle. I have a plan to join a cross-country ride from Banglabandha to Teknaf in December this year. The following year, I want to travel to India, Nepal and Bhutan by bicycle," he added.
Earlier in 2016, he cycled from his hometown Jashore to Kuakata on a seven-day trip.
"From his early days at university, Helal has always been a youthful and an energetic student. To uphold the history and culture of Bangladesh, he has successfully concluded his travels to each district of Bangladesh by bicycle. The determination he has shown throughout the journey is commendable," said Tarik Morshad, Assistant Professor of Law Discipline at KU.