Explain the daily life in Bangladesh.
Introduce the country life and city life in Bangladesh.
Discuss the city life and rural life in Bangladesh.
Advantages and disadvantages of rural life and city life.
Answer: Bangladesh is a beautiful country. All the people live here in peace. There are mainly two types of life style in Bangladesh which are called city life and rural or country life. Each life has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Bangladesh is a country of 6800 villages. More than eighty percent of our people live in villages. There live mainly three classes of people in the villages. They are: the Upper Class, the middle class and the lower or poor working class. The upper class or rich people leave the village to live a happy life in the towns. The middle class depend of their landed property for living. They do not cultivate their lands themselves. They engage workers to do work for them. The poor form the majority of the village people. They have no landed property of their own. They work on others field or lend their labour to other income earning avenues. They work hard from morning till evening. But they are ill-paid, ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill housed and ill-halted.
Rural or Country Life: The country life is peaceful and easy-going. The people enjoy a healthier environment here. They are no good terms with one another. They share their joys and sorrows. The village women lead a very busy life. They start their work with sun-rise and continue till the late hours of night. They are very hard-working and pains-taking. They are taken to the custom of feeding the children first, then the males and then they eat whatever little they find left. They are very simple-hearted, affectionate and religious-minded. They have strong family bondage. The rural people more than often enjoy jatra, jarigan, fairs, bullock race, bullock fighting, boat race etc. Again, they feel delighted to gather together and enjoy gossiping and story-telling especially in the moonlit nights.
Advantages: The life in the village has certain advantages to be mentioned. This life is natural and full of peace and harmony. This life is simple and easy-going. This life is more or less free from anti-social elements. This life is also free from frailness unhealthy competition. Again, this life is free from environmental pollution. Besides, here people live a care-free life in the treasure-troves of bounteous nature. They live an open air life in the midst of a healthy climate. Here they get a beater supply of crops. Fruits, fish and vegetables. They can have all these in fresh. The prices of these things are generally cheaper in the rural areas.
More than saventy percent of our population directly depends on agriculture for their livelihood. Agriculture is the backbone of our national economy. Just as the bold-cell of our body circulates blood all over our body through our veins and keeps us alive, fresh and energetic, so also our agriculture works just as the blood-call of our body like economy of the country which vibrates and pushes up our development activities by providing blood-like income and raw materials to the economy. In fact, the progress of the different sectors of our national economy is mainly dependent on the possess of agricultural sector. Thus life in a village works as the foundation-stone of the overall development of our country. This is why, we assert that the development of the rural economy must be done side by side with the development of the city.
The beauties of the rural areas of Bangladesh can hardly be described in words. Nature seems to have adorned our villages lavishly by all the stocks of beauties and bounties at her disposal. Bangladesh consists of 68 thousand villages. These villages are rich in sights, sounds, colors and beauties. There is green and green and overwhelming green everywhere in the villages. The rural sky in an autumn night studded with innumerable stars appears to be a dreamland to the spectators. The moonlit with her pleasant beam also creates a wonderful world of mystery. The paddy fields in the rainy season present a very charring look. Then the villages look like islands amidst the vast sheet of water. Infect, the beauties of the villages present before our eyes an unbroken view of a great variety of sights, sounds and magnificence.
Disadvantages: The country life lacks of many amenities of modern life. It does not have adequate educational facilities, medical facilities, improved media, facilities, modern recreational facilities, up-to-date communication facilities, modern information technology facilities etc.
City life: City life is different from the country life or rural life. There is a good opportunity for a young people to start their life with a high salary because the big companies located in the cities. In big cities we find good arrangements for education. Big colleges even universities, are found here. Even a person of ordinary means can give his sons and daughters the highest education according to their financial capacity. There are also a very large number of schools both for boys and girls in very city. There are large shoping complex, banks, offices, hotels, and hospitals in the cities. Furthermore, a lot of things that cannot may in the village. On the contrary, there are people who prefer to live in the village because they love the village life with its healthy clean air and fresh products and they cannot live in cities, but almost they are usually the elderly.
Disadvantages: Although living in the city has many advantages there are some disadvantages too, The sound of birds, replaced with horns of vehicles and the chatter of the streets. The flashing lights replace the stars and the moon. The brisk breeze and the warming sun get drowned out through the smog and the tall buildings. The cost of the living is very high in the city, the city is always noisy, no fresh air and pure water. So it is hard to lead a healthy life. On other hand the village the undeveloped area for example, we cannot easily get many facilities the insufficient medical and education facilities, few opportunities to make money, little entertainment, no or little public transportation, also less facilities than a big city offers.
There is no denying the fact that both the rural life and the city life are indispensably integrated with each other and both of them play a simultaneous role in the overall and balanced development of Bangladesh. They are not substitutes for each other but complementary to each other. We should make the campaign go back to the village popular by bringing about necessary changes with providing amentias and novelties of modern life, the sooner we can do this, the better-the better to build up a happier, healthier and wealthier national life.