Erosion-Affected Communities Unite for Eid Reunion in Kamal Nagar


Hundreds of individuals affected by the relentless erosion of the Meghna River in various areas of Kamal Nagar upazila in Lakshmipur came together for an Eid Reunion on Friday afternoon. 

The event, which commenced at 3:30 PM and concluded at 6:30 PM at Nabiganj Bazar in the upazila, provided a rare opportunity for those displaced by the river’s force to reconnect and reminisce.

Among the attendees were residents from Char Kalkini, Saheberhat, Lawrence and many other areas who shared fond memories of their lives before the destructive impact of the mighty Meghna. For many, the reunion offered a chance to reunite with old friends and acquaintances after several decades of separation.

Reflecting on the significance of the event, Mahmud Dipu, one of the organizers, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones amidst the challenges posed by river erosion. He said that while many attendees had established themselves in different parts of the country, the devastation caused by erosion had scattered communities, making it difficult to maintain ties with friends and relatives.

Jafor Ahmed, another organizer, echoed Dipu’s sentiments, emphasizing the emotional significance of reuniting with relatives after years of separation. He highlighted the widespread displacement and loss experienced by individuals like himself, who had seen their homes succumb to the relentless forces of the river.

The Eid Reunion served as a poignant reminder of the resilience and camaraderie of communities affected by natural disasters, reaffirming the importance of solidarity and support in overcoming adversity.

As attendees bid farewell to one another, they carried with them the cherished memories of a day spent reconnecting with their roots and forging bonds that transcend the challenges of displacement.