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MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®3.0 OVERVIEW OF MOMENTUM PROMOTION & LOGISTICS It is a sole proprietorship organization devoted todevelop, Markets, Produce Small & Cottage industryproducts, Human resources, Tourism services towards sustainable & eco-friendly aspects… 1. To ensure Productivity 2. Create Sustainable Industrial Development 3. Human Resource Development 4. Eco Tourism Development 5. Energy Management 6. Green Marketing 7. Create sustainable Products & Services
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® We wish to be change maker and lead our nation towardsproductivity, efficiency & effective development of lifestyle. MPL wish to • Create Cooperative producers hub • Spread Agri & Agro industrialization• Provide Technical Assistance & Supply Chain Management • Develop Strong Knowledge base • Create Lifestyle towards Green • Produce Eco-friendly Goods & Services • Have eco-friendly Industrialisation We are international marketers of Small & Cottage industry products, Agro & Agri products, Herbal & Naturitical products
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® & Services, Leather, Jute, Fiber goods, Readymade apparels, Home & Kitchen Solutions.We are keen to develop Entertainment Facilities, Sites, Parks, andTourism Superstructures like Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Restaurants, Drink points, and Resale outlets. We wish to develop Breeding centers, Research centers, and Commercial gardens.We wish to develop community centers, Catering Centers, Seminar & Conference Centers. We are strategically aliened with Kolapara Bohumukhi Somobay Somity (KBSS) For the supervision, management, and support the development of the cooperative hubs, sales points, production facilities and maintain the logistical functions of the MPL.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 4.0 OVERVIEW OF THE AREAMunshiganj (Bangla: ) also historically known as Bikrampur is a district incentral Bangladesh. It is a part of the Dhaka Division. MunshiganjDistrict (DHAKA division) with an area of 954.96 sq km, is boundedbyDHAKA and NARAYANGANJ districts on the north, MADARIPUR and SHARIATPUR districtson the south, COMILLA and CHANDPUR districts on the east, Dhakaand FARIDPURdistricts on the west. Main rivers arethe PADMA, MEGHNA, DHALESHWARI, ICHAMATIand SHITALAKSHYA. The southern andeastern parts of the district often fall victim to erosion caused by the mightyPadma and the Meghna respectively. Main depression is Arial Beel covering anarea of 4330 hectare.The Annual temperature- maximum 36°C and minimum 12.7°C; total rainfall 2376mm.Munshiganj (Town) consists of 9 wards and 42 mahallas.The area of the town is14.17 sq km. The population of the town is 52071; male 51.62% and female48.38%; density of population is 3674 per sq km. Literacy rate among the townpeople is 49.3%. The town has two dakbungalows.Administration Munshiganj district, formerly a subdivision under Dhaka district,was established in 1984. It consists of 6 upazilas, 67 union parishads, 662 mouzas,906 villages, 18 wards, 73 mahallas and 2 municipalities. The upazilasare GAZARIA,TONGIBARI, SERAJDIKHAN, LOHAJANG, SREENAGAR and MUNSHIGANJ SADAR.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®4.1 Archaeological heritageIdrakpur Fort (1660) in Munshiganj town, Panditer vita(birth place of ATISHDIPANKAR SRIJNAN) at Bajrayogini, Baba Adams Mosque, Dighi of Raja Haris chandra,home stead of Raja Ballal Sen, home stead of Raja Sreenath at Rampal, RampalDighi, Kodal Dhoar Dighi, Shyamsiddhi Math at Sreenagar, Hasara Dargah,Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari, residence of Jagadis Chandra Basu atRadhikhal, Jora Math at Sonarang, Kalibari at Tongibari, Taltala Pancha-shikharaMahadeva Temple, Talukdarbari Mosque at Kusumpur, Tajpur Mosque,Patharghata Mosque, Kazishal Mosque, Palghata Bridge, Panch Pir Dargah, marblestatue of Ashutosh Ganguly inside the library room of Haraganga College.4.2 Historical eventsThe area comprising the districts of Munshiganj stretching on the west of theMeghna and Dhaleshwari had been included in the kingdom ofVIKRAMAPURA in theancient period. During the Sena rule Vikramapura in East Bengal had been thesecond capital of the Senas in addition to their capital at Nadia. After the fall ofNadia in the hands of BAKHTIYAR KHALJI (1204) the Sena KingLAKSHMANASENA fled toVikramapura and began to rule East Bengal. After the death of Lakshmanasena(1206) his descendants Visvarupasena and Kesavasena ruled in Vikramapura till atleast 1223 AD. Some historians postulate that the sons of Lakshamanasena ruledin Vikramapura up to 1243-45 AD. Raja Dasarathadeva Danujmadhava (Danuj Rai),the Deva king of Chandradvipa, ousted the Senas from Vikramapura in the thirdquarter of the thirteenth century and ruled the south-eastern Bengal till the endof the thirteenth century.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®During the Mughal rule the present Munshiganj town including the outlying areaswas known as Idrakpur which was named after the then Mughal faujdar Idrak. Avillage on the outskirts of Munshiganj town is still known as Idrakpur. During theBritish rule Idrakpur was renamed as Munshiganj after the name of MunshiEnayet Ali, the localZAMINDAR and the inhabitant of the village Kazi Kasba inRampal.During the WAR OF LIBERATION of 1971 the Pak army raided Munshiganj and Kewaron 9 and 14 May respectively and killed some youths there. They launched anattack on the innocent villagers at Gazaria upazila on 5 May and killed about fourhundred villagers by gun-shot. The people of Narayanganj in alliance with youthsof Munshiganj resisted an attack of the Pak army on Narayanganj on 31 March.Hundreds of youths were recruited as freedom fighters and were given militarytraining at Dhalgaon area in the month of July and they took part in variousoperations against the Pak army. The freedom fighters raided Sreenagar policestation on August 11, Lauhajang police station within a few days and the Tongibaripolice station at the end of September, procured huge arms and ammunitionsand Lohajang police station was set on fire. The freedom fighters attacked themotor-launches of the Pak-army on 24 September at Galimpur and Goalimandraand killed more than one hundred Pak soldiers. On the night of Shab-e-Qadr thefreedom fighters numbering only 115 launched a combined attack on the Pakarmy stationed at Munshiganj and captured the town.Marks of War of Liberation Mass killing site 3, memorial monument 3, mass grave1.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Population 1293536; male 50.09%, female 49.91%; Muslim 90.78%, Hindu 8.01%,Christian 1.2%, Buddhist 0.01%. Ethnic nationals include snake charmers, cobblers(Rishi) and scavengers of Munshir Hat.Religious institutions Mosque 1478, temple 108, tomb 10, church 9.Literacy and educational institutions Average literacy 35.8%; male 40.3%, female31.1%. Educational institutions: college 16, high school 82, junior high school 11,primary training institute 1, technical training centre 3, madrasa 87, governmentprimary school 423, non-government primary school 78, kindergarten 5, mass-education centre 688.Newspapers and periodicals Daily Munshiganjer Kaghaz, Weekly Munshiganj,Weekly Munshiganj Sangbad, Monthly Vikrampur; Defunct papers: Monthly Palli-Vijnan, Hindu Intelligencer, Mukti, Vikrampur Patrika (1920), Gramer Katha(weekly, 1962), Anusandhan, Chetana, Kaler Vela, Sangsaptak, Sarab, Kavitapatra,Vikrampur Mukhasri, Weekly Vikrampur Barta, Vikrampur.Cultural organisations Club 267, public library 16, various organisations 378,womens association 47, theatre group 10, jatra party 2, drama stage 1, cinemahall 15, stadium 2, museum 1, musical academy 2, art school 1.Main occupations Agriculture 27.43%, agricultural labourer 21.96%, fishing 2.25%,hawker 1.02%, construction 1.57%, commerce 19.46%, service 9.28%, transport1.67%, wage labourer 2.87% and others 12.49%.Land use Cultivable land 56594 hectares; single crop 23%, double crop 44%, triplecrop land 33%. Arable land under irrigation 36%.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Land control Among the peasants, 13.2% are landless, 27.06% marginal, 35.26%small, 18.65% intermediate, 5.83% rich; cultivable land per head 0.047 hectare.Value of land The market value of the first grade arable land is Tk 22800 per 0.01hectare.Main crops Potato, jute, rice, betel leaf, wheat, mustard, sesame, gram, lentil,pea, chilli, coriander, ground nut, maize, patal, karalla tomato, sweet pumpkin,vegetables.Extinct and nearly extinct crops Indigo, kaun, linseed, arahar (pulse), kalai(pulse).Main fruits Banana, mango, papaya, jackfruit, litchi, melon, watermelon, blackberry, pomegranate, guava, wood apple, shaddock, plum, palm, coconut,elephant apple.Fisheries, poultries and dairies Livestock and dairy 309, poultry 237, fishery 179,hatchery 6.Communication facilities Roads: pucca 242.27 km, semi pucca 127 km, mud road1339 km; launch ghat 29, ferry ghat 16, boat mahal 5.Traditional transport Palanquin (extinct), horse carriage and bullock cart (nearlyextinct), boat.Manufactories Large industries 6, medium industries 20, ice mill and cold storage60, rice mill 19, saw mill 27. Cottage industries Cottage industries of variouscategories 727.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 101, fair 34.Main exports Potato, banana, paddy, pathal, jute, betel leaf, sweet pumpkin,vegetables, milk, milk food, sack, cotton yarn, and copper utensil, and bambooand cane materials.NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are ASA, BRAC, GRAMEEN BANK,CARITAS,World Vision, PROSHIKA, Samaj Parivartan Kendra, Country Mission, CARE, RSD,Vikrampur Ayn Sahajya Sangstha, Yuba Sangha, Mahila Angana.Health centres Hospital 1, upazila health complex 5, family planning centre 48,satellite clinic 22, mother and child care centre 1, charitable dispensary 4, privateclinic 4, pathological laboratory 3, artificial breeding centre 1, veterinary hospital4.3 GeographyTotal land area is 235974 acres (954 km²), out of which 138472 acres (560 km²)are cultivable and 5609 acres (23 km²) are fallow land. It has no forest area. 40277acres (163 km²) of land is irrigated while 26242 acres (106 km²) of land is underriver. It has 14 rivers of 155 km passing through.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®4.4 EconomyMunshiganj is one of the largest producers of potato in Bangladesh. It producessignificant amount of jute, rice, wheat and other vegetables. It also producessugar cane and banana.4.5 HistoryBikrampur (Munshiganj) was the political and cultural centre of ancient Bengal. Itwas officially known as Bikrampur until 1986 and was part of Dhaka District. Theremains of the city of Bikrampur, the capital of the ancient kingdoms ofsoutheastern Bengal, are lost and its location can only be guessed on the basis ofavailable data. It was the capital city of the Candra, Varman and Sena dynasties,from the beginning of the 10th century AD to the beginning of the 13th centuryAD.The name of Bikramapur survived in the name of a pargana in the Mughal period.Today the name does not exist even officially; but the inhabitants of a vast tractof land in the Munshigonj district still feel pride in saying that they belong toBikramapur, which, of course, emanates from the past glory of the area. Also,within the confines of Munshigonj, the colonial era mansion of Badrul Islam, therenowned Kombal merchant, is located. Today it is a sacred sitefor Tibetan Buddhists.Vikrampur (Munshigonj) the political and cultural centre of ancient Bengalsurvives only in the name of an area in the Munshigonj district of Bangladesh. Theremains of the city of Vikramapur, the capital of the ancient kingdoms of
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®southeastern Bengal, are lost and its location can only be guessed on the basis ofavailable data. Bangla, Old HistoryThe name of Vikramapur survived in the name of a pargana in the Mughal period.It appears in Todarmals settlement in the 16th century yielding revenue of Rs83,376. By 1728 the revenue had increased to Rs 1,03,001, and to decrease againin 1763 to Rs 24,568, partly due to creation of two new parganas, Rajnagar andBaikunthapur, out of it and partly due to the destructive activity of the Padma.Today the name does not exist even officially; but the inhabitants of a vast tractof land in the Munshigonj district still feel pride in saying that they belong toVikramapur, which, of course, emanates from the past glory of the area.In the ancient period Vikramapur was undoubtedly the most important politicalcentre in the vanga janapada. Indeed, it was the capital city of the Chandra,Varman, Sena, rulers, from the beginning of the 10th century AD to the beginningof the 13th century AD. Vikramapur appears for the first time in the copperplatesof Shrichandra as sa Khalu Shrivikramapura Samavasita Shrimajjayaskandhavarat(from the royal camp of victory or capital situated at Vikramapur) and it held thatposition through the rule of the subsequent Varman and Sena dynasties.Even during the rule of the Senas, who held sway over practically the whole ofBengal, Vikramapur continued to be their capital, and laksmanasena came to thisplace after his defeat at Nadia at the hands of the Muslim invader bakhtiyar khalji,where his two sons, Vishvarupasena and Keshavasena ruled for a short period.Though the copperplates of Vishvarupasena and Keshavasena do not mentionVikramapur as the capital, but the land granted by them lay in Vikramapur bhage,
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®indicating their hold over the area. Vikramapurs eminence continued till the early1280s, when Danujamadhava Dasharathadeva or danuj rai of Ziauddin Baranitransferred his capital to nearby Suvarnagrama (sonargaon). From then onwards,throughout the Sultanate period, it remained in oblivion, only to make acomeback as the name of a pargana in the Mughal revenue roll. The heroicresistance to Mughal aggression put up by chand rai and kedar rai, the zamindarsof Vikramapur (two of the illustrious bara-bhuiyans of Bengal) added short-livedglory to Vikramapur.Today Vikramapur is an extensive region of the Munshigonj district, and at somepoint of time it extended over some parts of Faridpur across the Padma.However, it must be said that it is difficult to ascertain the exact boundary of theterritorial unit of that name. On the basis of the geophysical characteristics of thearea an attempt can be made without any claim for exactitude. In the ThakbastSurveys map (1845-1877) there is no mention of the Kirtinasha (the Padma justbefore meeting the Meghna). Vikramapur comprised the area with the Padma onthe west, the Dhaleswari on the north and east, and the confluence of the Arialriver and theMeghna on the south. A local poet Lala Ramgati in hisMayatimirachandrika mentions that Brahmin Pundits abound in the beautifulrajya named Vikramapur, which lies between the Brahmaputra mahatirtha on theeast and the Padmavati on the west.The small river Kaliganga (shown in James Rennels map of 1781) flowed throughthe middle of the tract, and on its either bank grew the prosperous villagesof Idrakpur (Munshigonj), Firingibazar, Abdullapur, Mirganj, Serajdi, Sekernagar,Hasara, Sholaghar, Baraikhali, Thaodiya, Baligaon, Rajabadi etc on the north and
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Mulfatganj, Karatikal, Japsa, Kandapada, Shyamsundar, Khilgaon, Sarenga,Chikandi, Ganganagar, Radhanagar, Rajnagar, Ghagariya, Larikul etc on the south.The Padma, however, played havoc in the area in the 17th century and bydevouring the glorious deeds of Chand Ray and Kedar Ray earned the epithet ofKirtinasha, the destroyer of relics. The Kaliganga cut through the middle of thetract dividing it into two parts: Uttara Vikramapur and Daksina Vikramapur. About200 years ago Vikramapur was about 30 to 40 miles from east to west and about8 to 10 miles from north to south.The site of the city of Virampur has been identified with the Rampal area not farfrom the modern town of Munshigonj. It has been estimated on the basis of thearchaeological exploration of the area that the ancient capital covered about 15square miles, on which are situated some 17 or 18 villages. To the north isthe Ichhamati river, and there still stand the remains of a very high parapetrunning east to west, parallel with the ancient course of the river. To the east isthe ancient stream of the Brahmaputra. There are two wide moats, one on thewest and one on the south, which in present times are known respectively asthe Mirkadimcanal and the Makuhati canal. The royal palace, known as theVallalbadi, on high ground within the mud-fort citadel, with a 200 feet wide ditcharound it, is now in ruins.A large number of tanks, mostly dating from pre-Muslim period, can be seenaround Rampal, but hardly any building of that period except the derelict ruins oftemples; NK Bhattashali identified in 1929 the remains of as many as 30. Dhipurand Sonarang are the two important temple sites mentioned by him. RD Banerjialso noticed structures in nearby Raghurampur. Vajrayogini, a nearby village, was
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®the birthplace of famous Buddhist scholar atish Dipankar Srijnan. The whole areayielded highly valuable antiquities: sculptures of exquisite quality (both Hindu andBuddhist), objects of precious metals. A silver Visnu image from this area(Churain) is now preserved in the Indian Museum. An eleventh century divinenymph (surasundari) hewn out of a long wooden pillar and forming a part of acolumn (now preserved in the Bangladesh National Museum) is considered to bea unique find in the whole subcontinent. Two other wooden pillars with sculpturaldecorations were found from the famous Rampal Dighi (2200 ft x 840 ft). Thoughthe present landscape around Rampal would not give any indication of theexistence of a metropolis in the distant past, the find of the antiquities and thelegends around speak of the past glory of the ancient city. The river systemaround might have also contributed to the extinction of the once prosperous city.However, the medieval ruins of a mosque and tomb of baba adam shahid atRampal now stand as the only visible historical monuments in the area. The district consists of 6 upazilas: 1. Lohajang Upazila 2. Sreenagar Upazila 3. Munshiganj Sadar Upazila 4. Sirajdikhan Upazila 5. Tongibari Upazila 6. Gazaria Upazila
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 4.7 Sreenagar Upazila at a glance:Sreenagar (Town) consists of two mouzas. The area of the town is 1.99 sq km. It has apopulation of 9244; male 56.51% and female 43.49%. Literacy rate among the townpeople is 49.5%.Administration Sreenagar thana was turned into an upazila in 1983. It consists of 14union parishads, 102 mouzas and 147 villages.Archaeological heritage Shyamsiddhir Math, Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari.Population 205797; male 49.87%, female 50.13%; Muslim 87.61%, Hindu 12.34%, others0.05%.Religious institutions Mosque 247, temple 53.Average literacy 38.56%; male 42.04%, female 35.09%. Educational institutions: college4, high school 22, government primary school 92, non-government primary school 11,madrasa 31, orphanage 1.Cultural organisations Public library 1, cinema hall 3, societyand other organisation 303, stadium 1.Main occupations Agriculture 24.66%, agricultural labourer 18.97%, wage labourer2.03%, weaving 1.35%, construction 1.86%, fishing 2.34%, commerce 22.66%, service10.61%, others 15.52%.Land use Cultivable land 15285 hectares, fallow land 5985 hectares; single crop 52.74%,double crop 38.74% and triple crop land 8.52%.Land control Among the peasants, 19% landless, 35% small, 28% intermediate and 18%rich; cultivable land per head 0.074 hectare.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Value of land The market value of the first grade arable land is Tk 6000 per 0.01 hectare.Main crops Paddy, potato, wheat, mustard, sweet pumpkin.Main fruits Mango, guava, wood apple (bel). Fisheries, poultries and dairies Fishery 683,poultry 135, dairy 192, hatchery 1. Communication facilities Roads: pucca 98 km, semipucca 11 km and mud road 155 km, waterways 9 nautical mile. Traditionaltransport Boat, bullock cart (extinct). Manufactories Dairy 2, rice mill 19, saw mill 27,cold storage 2, brick-field 4.Cottage industries Welding workshop 28, carpenter 250, goldsmith 225, potteries 115,blacksmith 100. Hats, bazars and fairs Hats and bazars are 19, fair 3, noted of which areSreenager, Bhagyakul, Kumargaon, Kederpur, Baraikhali Bazar, Hasara Bazar, SholagharBazar.Main export Paddy, potato, sweet pumpkin.NGO activities Operationally important NGOs are CARITAS, GRAMEEN BANK, BRAC,ASA.Health centres Upazila health complex 1, satellite clinic 3, pathological laboratory 3,family planning centre 10, veterinary hospital 1.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 5.0 MUNSHIGONJ CRITICAL INFO 5.1 CRITICAL DATABASE 1. AREA 2. STORAGE FACILITIES Area Land use (in Acre) Commodity No. of godown Capacity (M. Ton) Total Land Area 235974 Food 27 14694 Cultivable Area 138472 Fallow Land 5609 Seed 14 6778Area Under Forest nil Fertilizer 1 502 Area Irrigated 40277Area Under River 26242
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 3. UTILITIES 4. IRRIGATION FACILITIESName of Items Total No Length Name of Items Total No. Irrigated Area (in Km.) (acre) 14 155 River Tubewell 2120 20 Metal Road 15 147 Power Pump 655 25464Semi Metal Road 21 173 Low Lift Pump 183 5800 Kutcha Road 302 1294 Shallow Tubewell 1131 18090 Rail Road nil nil Deep Tubewell 21 1250 Hat Bazaar 74 151 Traditional 1552 935 F/C Center 1 2 Total 3612 45759
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 5. SOCIAL INFORMATION Name of Items Total Numbers Clubs 288Community Center 49Co-operative Society 695Professional Society 310 Post Office 126 Bank Branches 73 NGOs 220 Mosques 1456 Mandirs 160 Churches 2 Pagodas 2 Marriage Register 23 Tea Estate 1
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® Livestock Firms 225 Poultry Firms 235 Hatchery 26 Handloom 2758 Bamboo & Cane 1269 Carpentry 4894 Jute/Cotton Fiber 1858 Black Smith 282 Potter 150 Gold Smith 327 Others 1608Uprooted Persons 843 Telephones 280Household with Gas 540
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 6. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Name of Items| Area (Acre) Production (M.Ton) 122411 92626Rice 3488 5004Wheat 14256 8596Jute 782 12831Sugar Cane 140 94TobaccoTea - -Fish Catch - 3942Eggs - 91Milk - 876Sweet Meat - 168Pulse 650 1262Vegetable 1928 8626Onion 631 2138Garlic 437 1748Turmaric 35 1057Sugar - -Salt - - 7. Development Projects Name of Items Total Number Poverty Allivation 284 Rehabilit of Des 647 Family Planning 3 Education 35 Agriculture & Food 18 Road & Communication 76 Health 8 Total 1121
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 5.2 Religion The district of Munshiganj consist 3254 mosques, 348 temples, nine Buddhist temples and a church here. 5.3 Places of interestLouhajong: Archaeological heritage are still found all around Louhajong, Bikrampur, although alarge number of these sites is now being missed due to erosion of river Padma. The following is a summary of heritage that is worth visiting.Munshigonj town: Idrakpur Fort (1660), Panditer vita (birth place of Atisha Dipankar Srijnan) atBajrayogini, Baba Adams Mosque, Dighi of Raja Harish Chandra, home stead of Raja Ballal Sena, home stead of Raja Sreenath at Rampal, Rampal Dighi, Kodal Dhoar Dighi, marble statue of Ashutosh Ganguly inside the library room of Haraganga College, Muktarpur bridge (The sixthBangladesh-China friendship bridge over the river Dhaleswari connects the link between Dhaka and Munshigonj).Sreenagar: Shyamsiddhi Math, Hasara Dargah, Sholaghar Math, Bhagyakul Rajbari, residence of Jagadis Chandra Basu at Rarikhal, Jora Math at Sonarang, Tongibari: Kalibari, Taltala Pancha-shikhara Mahadeva Temple, Talukdarbari Mosque atKusumpur, Tajpur Mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Kazishal Mosque, Pulghata Bridge, Panch Pir Dargah, Sirajdikhan: A single domed mosque at Kusumpur (Talukdar-bari Mosque, Mughal period), Tajpur Mosque,kazirbag,buyan bhari, baytul mamur jamea mosque, Patharghata Mosque, Qazishal Mosque, Pulghata Bridge, math at village Fegnasar, math at the house of Kankata De at village Tajpur and Panchasikhar Mahadeva Mandir (temple) at Taltala. A large shiva-linga (phallus of god Shiva) is placed inside this temple.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 5.4 Rivers across Vikrampur Padma River the downstream of the ganges, more precisely, the combined flow of the Ganges and the jamuna after their confluence at goalandaghat. In Bangladesh the Ganges is popularlyknown as the Padma from its point of entrance at Manakosa and Durlabhpur unions of shibganjupazila, nawabganj district. This name (Padma or Podda) is sometimes applied to the Ganges as far up as the point at which the Bhagirathi leaves its rightbank, and according to the Hindus, it takes the sanctity of the Ganges with it. It is hydrographically more correct to use the name Ganges to refer to the river up to its confluence with the Jamuna (brahmaputra), and thedownstream after the confluence as the Padma. The Padma is also sometimes wrongly referred to as the Ganges. The river between Aricha and Sureshwar (Chandpur) is therefore best called Padma.The Padma is 120 kilometres long and from 4 to 8 km wide. The very important Goalandaghat-Chandpur steamer route is mostly on this river. Near Tepakhola, 14 km from Goalandaghat, thesmall Faridpur Khal distributary takes off from the rightbank. Fifty kilometres further down thearial khan takes off from the rightbank. Fourteen kilometres further downstream the Lohajangriver falls into it at lohajang upazila on the leftbank, and the Kristanagar river branches off fromthe opposite side. A few kilometres from Lohajang, the Shosha Khal and the Naria Khal take offfrom the rightbank, join up and as one stream falls into the Arial Khan south of madaripur. ThePadma joins the Meghna 5 km from Sureshwar in a maze of shifting shoals and chars. TheLower Meghna is actually a continuation of the joint flow of the Padma and the Meghna.The Ganges-Padma is the major hydrodynamic system that formed one of the worlds largestdelta complex covering a major portion of the country and also a greater part of West Bengal inIndia. For a long period of development of the Ganges Delta, the river shifted southeast and hasreached its present position in the Bengal Basin. The hydrology and drainage systems of theGanges Delta in the southwestern part of Bangladesh are intimately related to the mightyGanges and the fluvio-hydrological setting of the Bengal Basin. The deltaic estuaries of theGanges-Brahmaputra-Meghna system drain the combined discharges of these river systems,
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®amounting on an average of 35,000 cumec. However, during the monsoon the discharge of thePadma rises to the order of 750,000 cumec with a corresponding increase in its sediment load.The low-level discharge of the river during the dry season is of the order of 15,000 cumec, andnaturally very little sediment is borne by the river during this period. In the deltaic portion theriver width ranges from 1.6 to 8.0 km and sometimes it shows a braided character although it isa meandering river.Meghna River one of the major rivers in Bangladesh, specially famous for its great estuary thatdischarges the flows of the Ganges-Padma, the Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Meghna itself.The downstream of surma river from Ajmiriganj is often referred to as the Meghna. The matterwould be simpler but for the fact that from Madna downstream for about 26 km (in a straightline) one of the two channels of the Surma-Meghna is known as the dhaleshwari. The channelfrom Ajmiriganj down to the confluence with the Dhanu is referred to as the Surma. Thisconfluence is five kilometres east of Kuliarchar and north of Bhairab Bazar. Downstream fromthis point, the river is referred to as the Meghna.The Meghna has two distinct parts. The Upper Meghna from Kuliarchar to Shatnol is acomparatively small river. The Lower Meghna below Shatnol is one of the largest rivers in theworld because of its wide estuary mouth. The Lower Meghna is at times treated as a separateriver.The Meghna receives the old brahmaputra on its right at Bhairab Bazar. A little above theconfluence, the Meghna has a railway bridge-Bhairab Bridge-and a road bridge-Bangladesh-UK-Friendship Bridge over it. The width of the river there is three-quarters of a kilometre.Several small channels branching off from the Meghna and meandering through the lowlandbordering the Tippera Surface receive the flow of a number of hilly streams and rejoin the mainriver downstream. The most important of these offshoots is the titas, which takes off south ofGhatalpar and after meandering through two long-bends extending over 240 km rejoins theMeghna through two channels in Nabinagar upazila. Other offshoots of the Meghna are thePagli, Kathalia, Dhonagoda, Matlab and Udhamdi. The Meghna and these offshoots receive
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®water of a number of hilly streams from the Tripura Hills. The important hill streams are thegumti, Kakrai, Kagni, dakatia, Hawrah, Sonaiburi, Harimangal, Pagli, Kurulia, Balujuri,Sonaichhari, Handachora, Jangalia and. All of these are liable to flash floods. The Gumti, Kakraiand Hawrah are the most destructive rivers. They have silted their beds to the extent that theynow flow above the mean level of the land when brimful. Numbers of embankments have beenbuilt to contain them. But every other year one or the other of these streams overflows andcauses considerable damage to crops, livestock and homestead.The Meghna receives Tippera Surface streams from the east and flows from the enlargedDhaleshwari from the west. At the confluence, just north of Shatnol, the Meghna is about fivekilometres wide. Dhaleshwari comes down in a brown stream and meets the clear blue-greenMeghna. For many kilometres the waters do not seem to mix, for half the river water remainsbrown and the other half blue-green. The boatmen are fond of pointing out this peculiarity.Sixteen kilometres from Shatnol, the combined flow of the Ganges and Brahmaputra-Jamuna,known as the padma, meets the Meghna at a 11 km wide confluence in the rainy season nearChandpur. From this point southwards the Meghna is marked as the Lower Meghna, becomingone of the broadest rivers and largest estuaries in the world.Lower Meghna is the combined stream of the Padma and the Meghna (Upper Meghna),reinforced by the Dhaleshwari. All the three rivers are large. The Dhaleshwari-Meghna and thePadma are each 5 km wide at the confluence. The Lower Meghna has several small chars (braid-bars) in it, which create two main channels, of which the large eastern one is 5 to 8 km wide.The western channel is about 2 km in width. Near Muladi the 1.5 km wide Safipur river is anoffshoot from the right-bank. Further south, the Lower Meghna shifts into three channels: westto east flowing tentulia (Ilsha) river, the Shahbazpur and the Bamni. The Ilsha is a 5 to 6.5 kmwide channel separating Bhola Island from the Barisal mainland.West of the mouth of the Ilsha is the Rabnabad islands. Shahbazpur Channel, 5 to 8 km wide,separates Bhola from Ramgati and Hatiya islands and at its mouth are the Manpura islands.Bamni now is said to be nonexistent. Formerly it used to flow between the islands of Ramgati
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®and Char Lakshmi and the Noakhali mainland, and was at times the main outlet for Meghna.The tides and their bores always affected it considerably, and this channel narrowed orwidened in an unpredictable manner. After eroding a considerable part of the mainland in the1940s, it suddenly shoaled to such an extent, just west of Noakhali town, that in winter therewas a land bridge from the mainland to Ramgati Island. To make this a permanent feature, alarge earthen cross dam was built. To accelerate the accretion of chars, a second cross dam wasbuilt linking Noakhali mainland and Char Jabbar which rapidly built up nearly 260 sq km of land.The estuary of the Lower Meghna is usually taken to stretch from the Rabnabad islands to theKumira coast, a distance of 153 km. The water is, however, saline for half of the year as farnorth, as a line could be drawn from the middle of Bhola to the north of Sandwip. The estuaryof the Lower Meghna may be considered as extending between the Ilsha (Tentulia) andShahbazpur rivers which together have a width of about 40 km at the sea-face. The volume ofthe estuarine discharge is not known, but at Chandpur the mean discharge from June toOctober is around 2.5 million cusec. The mean maximum in this period of the year is about fourmillion cusec. The winter flow is about one-eighth of it although the river is even then severalkilometres wide. The low flow is due to the streams sluggishness. In maximum flood, the LowerMeghnas flow is no less than five million cusec. It is also estimated that from May to Octoberits daily load of sediments is nearly four million tons. The annual load of sediments carried by itis about 1,500 million tons and annual water discharge about 875 million acre-feet (MAF). Incomparison, the Congo, La Plata and Yangtse rivers have a total annual flow of 1,022, 636 and559 MAF respectively. The Lower Meghna, as the major outlet of the combined Ganges,Brahmaputra and Meghna has therefore somewhat less outflow than the Congo, which issecond only to the Amazon.The Lower Meghna (160 km) is measured from the south of Chandpur to as far as the Tentulia.The flow is estimated for a point mid-way between Chandpur and Mehendiganj. The totallength of the Surma-Meghna is about 670 km. The length of the Upper Meghna is measured upto Chandpur, but the discharge is measured at Bhairab Bazar.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®A larger number of settlements, towns, ports and industries have sprung up on both the banksof the Meghna. Narsingdi, Chandpur, Barisal and Bhola are the district towns that stand on thebanks of the Meghna. Kuliarchar, Bhairab Bazar, Chandpur (Puran Bazar), Ramdaspur, Kalupurand Daulatkhan are important riverports and business centres. The Ashuganj thermal powerplant and the Fenchuganj fertiliser factory are located on the banks of this river.The Meghna is a flood-prone river. The bangladesh water development board (BWDB) hasimplemented the Meghna Valley Project and constructed embankments along the riverbanks.These embankments are protecting greater Sylhet, Mymensingh and Comilla districts fromfloods. By constructing dams at different places a total of 180,000 ha of land has been broughtunder irrigation. About 125 km of dams (Veri Bandh) have been constructed in the southernregion of Bangladesh under the coastal enbankment project. These are helping to controlfloods and keep salinity off. These Veri Bandhs are also playing an important role in landreclamation.Dhaleshwari River a distributary of the jamuna, takes off in the northwestern part of tangaildistrict. It is a meandering river having two branches. The main stream flows north ofmanikganj and joins the other branch, the Kaliganga, south of Manikganj. The Kaliganga againjoins with the Dhaleshwari. The buriganga was once a distributary of the Dhaleshwari and usedto discharge its flow again into the Dhaleshwari. It meets the shitalakshya river nearnarayanganj and flows south to meet the meghna near Shaitnol and then loses its separateidentity. Total length of the river is about 160 km.Ichamati River an old river, once well-known as the main river on the west of Dhaka. The riveroriginates from the south of Jafarganj opposite to the mouth of the hurasagar near NathpurFactory and runs towards Joginighat in Munshiganj. Five pilgrimage ghats [Panchatirtha ghat]-Tirthaghat, Agla, Solepur, Barunighat and Joginighat stand along the river. Joginighat is situatedat the confluence of the brahmaputra and the Ichamati. Ichamati is the name of anotherchannel originating from the ganges at Rayta, northwest of Bheramara in Kushtia. The river firstflows west and then follows a southerly direction through Kushtia. The Ichamati is a trans-
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®boundary rivers and enters India at Darshana. Then it flows south along the Bangladesh-Indiaborder and is renamed as the Kalindi at Debhata upazila of Satkhira district. It falls into the bayof bengal as the Hariabhanga. Again, there is another river of the name Ichamati in Dinajpurand the map of James Rennel shows that the Ichamati of Dhaka and the Ichamati of Dinajpurare the same river. According to a number of hydrologists, these three Ichamati rivers, in thepast were a single channel.Shitalakshya River originates from the old brahmaputra and bifurcates into two courses at Tokein Gazipur district. One of the courses named the banar flows southwest and at Lakpur isrenamed as the Shitalakshya. It then flows east of Narayanganj town. The Shitalakshya falls intothe dhaleshwari near Kalagachhiya. The length of the river is about 110 km and the width nearNarayanganj is about 300 m but reduces to about 100 m in the upper reach. Its highestdischarge has been measured at 2,600 cumec at Demra. The river is navigable throughout theyear and shows little erosional tendency.In the past, the famous muslin industry of the country flourished along the Shitalakshya. Atpresent, a number of heavy industries including the adamjee jute mills, stand on the banks ofShitalakshya. There are three thermal powerhouses located at Palash, north of Ghorashal, andone at Siddhirganj, on the bank of the river. The important riverport of Narayanganj is alsosituated on its bank. The river was once famous for its clear and cool water. The river goesunder tidal effect for about five months of the year but never overflows its banks.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 6.0 NOTABLE RESIDENTS Famous people from the district include:1. M. Hamidullah Khan, Bangladesh Forces Sector Commander, Sector 11, Bangladesh War of Independence 1971 2. Jagadish Chandra Bose, Great Bengali physicist.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®3. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Former Chief Adviser, Non-Party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, 2007-2008. 4. Iajuddin Ahmed, Former President of Bangladesh
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®5. Atisa Dipankara Shrijnana, Buddhist teacher who reintroduced Buddhism to Tibet. This distinctive portrait of Atisha originated from a Kadampa monastery in Tibet and was gifted to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 1933 by The Kronos Collections. In this graphic depiction Atisha holds a long, thin palm-leaf manuscript with his left hand, which probably symbolizes one of the many important texts he wrote, and he makes the gesture of teaching with his right hand.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 6. Humayun Azad, a linguistic scientist, poet and novelist7. A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury, Former President of Bangladesh
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®8. Badal Gupta, revolutionary against British India9. Benoy Basu, revolutionary against British India 10. A. R. Khandakar, former Inspector General of Police, freedom fighter, Ekushey Padak recipient
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®11. Brojen Das, the first Bangladeshi and Asian to swim across the English Channel, and the first person to cross it four times.12. Dhir Ali miya,A great music director,reformer of Bangladeshi modern folk songs & also a leader of dhaka orchestra13. Dinesh Gupta, revolutionary against British India14. Durga Mohan Das, Brahmo reformer15. Dwarkanath Ganguly, Brahmo reformer
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®16. M. A. Naser, Pioneer in engineering education, former Vice Chancellor or BUET, Ekushey Padak recipient.17. Emdadul Huq Milon, Writer & Media personality.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®18. Saleh Uddin Ahmed, Former governor Bangladesh Bank.19. M A Khaleq, Educationalist, Poet & Writer.20. Rabeya Khatun, Writer & Media personality
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 7.0 SWOT OF MPL STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES• Our Vision • High attention to details.• Location • Lengthy processing period.• Organizational Structure • Openness to all.• Association • Aggressiveness.• Knowledge Base • Sensitive towards change.• Community People • Devoted to serve and not only• Leaders Champions profit oriented• Cooperative orientation • Adapting Social &• Devotion, Quality & Cultural Change Management efficiency. • Working for people• Finance Management • Doing government duties.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® OPPORTUNITIES THREATS• Grow Social Business • Change Reactors.• Develop Eco-friendly • Lack of Education. Industrialisation • Lack of Awareness.• Develop Social Security. • Political Instability.• Agricultural Development. • Village Politics.• Reduction of Poverty • Community Bonding.• Sustainable Education. • Communication Gap.• Herbal & Health Awareness. • Development Reactors• Tourism Development • Real estate Developers• Energy Empowerment • Old fashioned Lifestyle• Lifestyle Development • Lack of Vision in the Community.• Cultural Preservation• Environment Conservation
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®8.0 PROJECT PARTNERS, AUDIENCES & GOVERNMENT BODIES Government Sources NGO, Development & Reserch Bodies, Social 1. Ministry of Commerce Groups 2. LGED 1. BRAC 3. Ministry of Industries 2. ASA 4. Ministry of Fisharies 3. Grameen Bank 5. Bangladesh Porjoton Corporation 4. Water Aid 6. Business Promotion Council 5. US AID 7. Ministry of Agriculture 6. JICA 8. Ministry of Road & Highways 7. BAPA 9. Ministry of Energy & Power 8. WILD LIFE RESEARCH GROUPS 10. Export Promotion Council 9. AQUAMARINE RESERCHERS 11. Energy Regulatory Commission 10. PKSF 12. Bangladesh Development Bank 11. UNDP 13. Ministry of Forest & Environment 12. UNICEF 14. Ministry of Education 13. ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 15. Ministry of Health & Social Welfare 14. IDLC 16. Somobay Odhidoptor 15. EXIM BANK 17. Poribesh Odhidoptor 16. SME FOUNDATION 18. Toursim Development Board 17. WORLD BANK 19. BISIC 18. DUTCH BANGLA BANK 20. BUET (IAT, IWFM, DCE) 19. BANK ASIA 21. Water Development Board 20. BRAC UNIVERSITY 22. Ministy of Finance 21. UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA 23. Polly Unnayan Board 22. KOICA 24. BCSRI 23. AUS AID 25. BIRI 24. RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ® 9.0 FOUNDER’S OVERVIEW MD.SANWAR HOSSAIN SPECIALIST, MARKETING COMMUNICATION & HR MANAGEMENT Founder MOMENTUM PROMOTION & LOGISTICS email@example.com http://bd.linkedin.com/in/momentumpl http://momentumpl.qapacity.com 01913805185, 7452503SummaryI am a business graduate have completed my MBA from Department of Tourism & HospitalityManagement, University of Dhaka.I have completed BBA from BRAC Business School, BRAC University.After graduation I have worked in a couple of consultancy, advertising houses namely 4cs,S.R.Foundation Ltd.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®I consider myself goal oriented and motivated to achieving those goals. It is my passion toundertake challenging task and drive positive result from uncertainties. I hope for the positiveresults from contingent environment and feel my world optimistically towards the vision ofgrowth.Momentum Promotion & Logistics is an organization dedicated to Design, Develop, Marketgreen products and services. We wish to be export oriented product manufacturer and servethe market with quality & efficiency. It is a sole proprietorship organization dedicated tosupport my businesses.The organization is responsible for warehousing, transportation, supervision to producehandicrafts, metal works, recycling goods.Also we are dedicated to export those productions to the target markets like USA, UK, Italy,Spain, Middle Eastern countries, Australia, & Malaysia.MPL wish to develop tourism infrastructure, Eco tourism, awareness on environment, massemployment generation using cooperative societies.We provide Marketing assistance, Research assistance, Automated Production integrationsupport, Brand Development Export products and develop for sustainability..Please visit www.mpl4u.com for better understanding.Moreover we are the consultant to assist our clients all the support they need for effectivecommunication and market development for higher growth in their respective business.I have worked as CEO of S.R. FOUNDATION LTD from 2008 till 2011 with a good name. Ourcompany is primarily dedicated to architectural design, consultancy, project consultancy andengineering solution in Bangladesh with a good reputation.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Education UNIVERSITYOF DHAKA MBATOURISM & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT BRAC UVIVERSITY 2009 - 2011 Activities and Societies: BBA BTA, BANGLADESH TOURIST ASSOCIATION Marketing & HR Management, TOUR DE FORCE 2002 – 2007 Activities and Societies: Brac Business Club Dhaka City College Wills Little Flower School HSC, Business Studies, SSC, Business Studies, 1999 – 2001 1986 – 1999
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Certifications: CNC & ADVANCED MACHINARY MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE OF APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY April 2011 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Directorate of Continuing Education, BUET July 2011 DESIGN IN AUTO CAD & SOLID WORKS DCE, BUET September 2011SkillsSPSS, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, AccessEdius, Shooting Video, Maya, Particle Illusion, After EffectsMarketing Communications, Event Marketing, Consultancy,Sustainable Tourism Development, EcotourismFund Management, Institutional Investors, Marketing ManagementBrand Management, HRIS, Project Finance, Administrative Support.Specialties:AUTOCAD, SOLID WORKS,MAYA, SKETCH UP.ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS, ADOBE PREMIERE.C, MY SQL.RELATIONAL DATABASE ADMINISTRATION,DESK TOP PUBLICATION MANAGEMENT, EDIUS, FINAL CUT PRO, FLASH.
MPL SMTP’11 THE CHANGE MAKER ®Experience:CEOS.R. FOUNDATION LTD.ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY PROVIDERJune 2007 – November 2011.FOUNDERMomentum Promotion & LogisticsSUPPLY CHAIN & DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT FIRMAugust 2008 - PresentMemberQapacity2009 - PresentTo show case my works, go for new opportunities and ventures.Honors and AwardsDHAKA UNIVERSITY MBA’11BRAC UNIVERSITY BUSINESS GRADUATE 07BUET CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERTBUET CERTIFIED AUTOMATION EXPERTInterestsCinematography, Editing, Graphics Design, Modeling, 3D AnimationBusiness Development, Consultancy, Travelling, & Photography.
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