“Trees and tender-heartedness in Borguna” by Shihab Uddin

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

Now a days, migration and climate change are talked regularly. When one person goes from one place to another, this is called migration. My long dream was to come to work with RMMRU. I think that these days were some of the greatest days of my life. As a supervisor, my main task was to supervise and monitor the field.

First of all, RMMRU selected a team. That team consisted of seven members (including myself). My first trip was to Assassuni in Satkhira Districts. After a long journey, we came Satkhira, but when we disembarked from bus, we faced different types of problems that came one after one. Due to the strong bond of my team, we overcame all the problems. Every member of my team was kind and our sophisticated thinking allowed us to handle any type of problem easily. After Assassuni, we went to Kaligong in Satkhira. Kaligong was excellent area. After completing our work in Kaligong, we reached Satkhira Sadar.

As usual, we woke up early in the morning, and after completing our breakfast, we went to field, but we didn’t find anyone. After searching, we came to the conclusion that there was a listing problem. So, we came back to Dhaka with the work unfinished. After four days rest, we went to Borguna. Borguna field was very much enjoyable compared to the other areas. Every village of Borguna was covered with trees and informants were so friendly to us. Right now we miss those people. That was the story of two fields, they are Hoglapasha and Borguna Sadar. But Gendamara was different field and also difficult. I’ve never seen a village as massive village as Gendamara. There was no transport systems in whole village. Villagers were used to walking. So, they have no problems, but we are not accustomed to walking. We worked here easily and were enthusiastic about being there. After completing our Taltoli field, we went to Patuakhali Kalapara. After completing Kalapara field, we got one day vacation, we use it to visit Kuakata where you can watch sunset and sunrise. We saw some nice nature and water. In this same way we finished our Patuakhali Sadar and Mirjagong field. Banajora Boufol in Patuakhali was so different from the other places. We encountered some folks who held strong views and this created some difficulties. Still, we enjoyed afull moonlit night with the river blows. That was amazing. After four days rest, we prepared to go a new field in Chandpur. We know Chandpur was abounding with fish. Above all, I like to describe my happy moments. However, I think I hold this memory in the corner of my heart. Thanks to RMMRU for this excellent trip, I eagerly await the next opportunity.

Especially grateful to Mahmud Hassan Rocky because of his guide. Prodip Kumar Das for his excellent suggestions, and Alam Bhai for his technical support.

Molla Shihab Uddin