Rangamati Clinical Tour: Facing SHANTI BAHINI
By MahmudulHasan (Manik)
Recently Mr. Fasal, Mr. MituChakma and I have travelled to Rangamati, Landu, Borkal, Bagaichoriupazilas of Rangamati districts on office purpose. It was not a simple tour but was an adventurous as well as palpitating journey to me with full of spine-chilling romances. Can you imagine what would happen if someone stand before you with an AK 47? Though it was an official visit but it was more than that to me. We stayed there for 4 days. I grew up in Dhaka city and never travelled to hilly areas before. Whatever, we reached Rangamati on 28th April 15. We stayed at Rangamati Rest House on that night. Next day we planned for Barkal, so we had to reach at Reserve Bazaar Launch Ghat by 7:30am. Barkal is an Upazila (Sub-district) of Rangamati District which is comprises 5 Unions. Subolong Union is famous for its waterfalls and the natural beauty of the Kaptai Lake and BarkalSadar Union is situated on the bank of Karnafuli River. From Rangamti to Barkal it took three and half an hour. Since, we went there from LMRF for clinical visit we did not have the chance to move around but it cannot be uttered what kind of scenic beauties we have absorbed along the journey! Lake by the sides of greenly hills; Chakma girls collecting water from the lake in group and walking to home back taking their vessels or pitchers on their waists; green everywhere and our going ahead through; no sounds only but launch engines' cacophony; all these things I enjoyed a lot and worth to remember. After doing necessary visit and activities we returned to Rangamati at night.