One of the traditional popular games of rural Bengal is ‘Gaddi’ (local name) game. However, with the evolution of time, this popular game of village Bengal is getting lost day by day.
Although the game is called Bardan or Badal depending on the place, it is known as ‘Gaddi’ in Chapainawabganj region.
This extinct sport was organized in Chapainawabganj Shibganj on Sunday (September 17) afternoon to maintain the tradition of this rural sport and to keep the youth away from drugs.
The game was organized by Namo Tikri Juba Sangh at Ambagan of Namo Tikri village, half a kilometer west of Mobarakpur Union Parishad of the upazila.
Kalichak village and Namo Tikri village participated in the game. Kalichak village won the game. At this time, thousands of people gather to enjoy the game. From children to old people also enjoy this traditional game.
Sairul Islam, who came to watch the game, told BanglaNews, “I never thought I could watch such an ancient game so vividly.” Through such games the friendship between people is strengthened. Youth will stay away from drugs.
Narul Islam Maruf, the president of Namo Tikri Youth Association, the organizer of the game, said that the sports of the people of rural Bengal are disappearing with the evolution of time. The new generation today is getting more addicted to drugs and mobile phones. This game has been organized with the aim of showing these sports to the new generation to keep them away from drugs and physical exercise at this age.
At the end of the game, the prize distribution meeting was held under the chairmanship of Jubo Sangh President Narul Islam Maruf and prominent social workers Enamul Haque, Saidul Biswas, Mostafa Ali, Shafiqul Islam and many others were present.