Subject: Describing about Bangladesh and her people
My dear Henry,
I received your e-mail yesterday. You have wanted to know about country and the people, their habits and culture and the important places in our country. Thanks for this kind of curiosity.
Bangladesh is a free and small country. She stands on the Bay of Bengal in Asia. Our neighbouring countries are Myanmar, Nepal, Srilanka and India. She came into being in 1971. Her land area is 1,47,570 square kilometres, and over 160 million people live here. The Padma, the Meghna and the Jamuna are the principal rivers. Her soil is very soft and fertile. Rice, jute and tea are our principal crops. There are six seasons here. Cox’s Bazar is the longest sea-beach in the world and the Sundarbans are the largest mangrove forest in the world. Kazi Nazrul Islam is our National Poet. Her climate is neither hot nor cold.
She has too many people for her land. About 80 percent of people live in the villages. Most of the people are Muslims. There are also Hindu, Buddhist and Christian communities in our country. We also have Tribal people who have their own language and culture. The hospitality of our people is world famous. Here the people entertain their guests heartily. Rice and fish is our main food. Sweets have occupied a great position in our culture. We entertain other people with sweets when we have good news. We have our own dress. Males wear lungi and women wear a sari. People observe various kinds of festivals gorgeously almost all the year round. Pahela Baishakh is the biggest celebration in which all the people join. Bangladesh is known as the darling child of nature. It is a country of scenic beauty. The Sundarbans, the forests of hilly districts, the tea gardens of Sylhet and Cox’s Bazar sea beach etc. are the important tourist attractions of Bangladesh.
No more today. Please don’t forget to write about your own country in your reply mail.