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Traditional Sampan Race at Karnaphuli River

Title:Traditional Sampan Race at Karnaphuli River

Chittagong, Bangladesh. May 11, 2015 [DrikNEWS] – A rowing competition styled ‘Sampan Khela’ was held in the city yesterday. Chittagong Ancholik Sankskritik Academy had been organizing this race since last eight years in Karnaphuli river to demand measures to save the river Karnaphuli from pollution and encroachment. In presence of thousands of people, a festive mood was created during the race. Though boat race is common in a number of districts of Bangladesh, ‘Sampan Khela’ is organised only in Karnaphuli River once a year. Photos: Rajesh Chakarborty/DrikNEWS

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