The name of my native village is Bharakar in the district of Dacca. It is a big village. The famous river the Padma flows down at a distance of one mile to the south. There is a big canal on the west of the village. A small canal also runs through the heart of the village. Many country-boats ply through it. Many good roads run through the village. Roads in our village can be used only in the dry season. During the rainy season, they remain underwater.
About three thousand people live in our village. People of different communities live here. There are both Hindus and Mahomedans. The Hindus live in the eastern part and the Mahomedans in the western part of the village. The latter are generally cultivators. Some of them are also traders and some hold service under the Government. Most of the Hindus earn their bread by service. There are many educated men in our village. Some of them hold high offices under the Government. There are lawyers, doctors, professors, and merchants. Many of them live in towns. They come to the village only during holidays.
There is a Middle English School, library, etc.-There is a School in the village. There are two H. E. Schools at a little distance. Boys read there after finishing their studies in the M. E. School. There is also i primary school for girls. There is a public library in the village. There we can read many good books, monthly magazines, and newspapers.
The village market is small. There are two big markets at a little distance. There is no charitable dispensary in my village. But there is an Association of the villagers for the welfare of the village. The Association distributes medicine free to the poor. There is a Post and Telegraph Office in my village. There are also arrangements for football, cricket and country games in the village. There is a steamer station a few miles off.
The climate of the village is excellent. The pure and invigorating air of the Padma blows over it. The flood in the rainy season sweeps away all its accumulated impurities.
The villagers with the help of the Union Board are trying their best to improve the condition of our village. On the whole, it is a good village.