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3-day Rash Festival from November 10

Published : 06 Nov 2019 08:06 PM | Updated : 05 Sep 2020 04:14 PM

A three-day rash festival is going to start at Dobala Chara in the Bay of Bengal near Sundarbans. The Forest Department has set eight safe routes for visitors to the festival, which is schedule to being on November 10.

Sundarbans Eastern Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Mahmudul Hassan confirmed this recently.

Mahmudul Hasan said that during the Rash festival, only the pilgrims would be allowed to enter Sundarbans from November 10 to 12. This is the first time this initiative has been taken.

At a fixed fee, candidates will have the opportunity to use any of the eight routes. Boats, launches or trawlers cannot be stopped anywhere other than the check points of the Forest Department. These vessels are not allowed to travel at night. These vessels must include the BLC or serial number.

At the time of entering into the forest, devotees should have their national identity cards or certificates taken from the city corporation, municipality or union council.

During their stay in the Sundarbans, tokens and tickets must be kept for three days at all times. Upon arriving at Dublar Char, representatives of the boat, launch or trawler must report to the control room of the festival premises.

The department also instructed that, No such things cannot be taken that pollute the environment. No music, fireworks can be used to express happiness on the occasion.

During the festival, no local cannot be beared by any individual. Even legitimate firearms is strictly refrained from carrying.

“Alongside Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Coast Guard, Bangladesh Navy and patrol teams of the forest department will be deputed for the protection of the pilgrims in Pashur, Shewla, Bhola and Shibsa rivers from November 10,” the forest official said.

“The forest department has fixed eight river routes from Khulna, Bagerhat, Satkhira and adjacent Barguna for the pilgrims to travel to the venue,” he said, adding that visitors will have to finish all their activities and leave the forest area before sunset during the festival.