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{(বিদেশি নাগরিকদের প্রবল আগ্রহের কারণে এইড ফাউন্ডেশন এর প্রতিষ্ঠাতা রচিত ভিয়েতনাম এর কাহিনীটি (https://www.facebook.com/tarikul.palash.3/posts/1233872833377513) ইংরেজি ভাষায় রূপান্তর করেছেন এইড পরিবার এর সদস্য ও ক্ষণিকের সহকর্মী জনাব মুক্ত মনির ইসলাম। বর্তমানে তিনি মিলিটারি কলেজিয়েট স্কুল, খুলনা (MCSK)এর ইংরেজি বিভাগের বিভাগীয় প্রধান। ভাষা রূপান্তরটিকে সমৃদ্ধ করেছে পাঠচক্র-০৩, সূর্যসেনা পাঠাগার। প্রতিষ্ঠাতার সকল লেখা পর্যায়ক্রমে ইংরেজি ভাষায় অনুদিত হবে।)}

Voyage to Vietnam 
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 Tarikul Islam Palash

Writing an educative broadsheet on my voyage to Vietnam as promised to my face book friends.

I had not thought before that the beauty of Vietnam would be more imaginative than my imagination. I had few expectations before planning to have a visit to the country. I used to think Vietnam, as a post war country could develop a little which might have a simple weather like our country or what we see and listen about the country would be considered as the exaggeration of media. But when we saw the country in reality, we understood how wrong we were. And now going to describe the country I am really in dilemma where from I should start.

My first surprise was when I went to change dollar. Within a moment we became almost Millionaire because the value of one Bangladeshi taka is equivalent to 277 Vietnam dollars. We got so puzzled to understand the currency that finally compelled us to use my credit card. Similarly, we could not understand what religion they belong.

It was an educative visit of an international summit and in link of this fortunately we got the kind assistance of a government welfare organization which kept us as their eye-ball in the entire tour. For their helpful support we got the opportunity to explore the entire Vietnam from one corner to another, from village to village, town to town we explored the land, the water, the sky, the deep forest, the mountain, the natural cave and manmade tunnel, the Ho-ci-min Mummy, the museums, historical places and where not. We have stayed and eaten both five star hotel and remote villages, but did not find difference too much. We have come across various types of people and different types of user friendly vehicles; we were received warmly with enthusiastic hospitality by general mass. The experience we have gathered can never be used in our country due to present situation and social environment. In fact in comparison to Vietnam, we are walking at the opposite direction. Without transforming the motive and mentality, no change can be expected in our country. But few differences may be achieved by personal initiatives but collective change is almost impossible in present context of Bangladesh.

In our country eligible people keep house maid to look after their kids. Mothers are seen waiting at the school gates leaving their house-hold chores undone at home. Our babies when break unnecessarily the branches of trees or the glasses, we say they are too small. This habit will be improved at the time they grow up. When break electronic items, including toys and mobile phone, we dream our kids will be the scientist in a day. But the picture in Vietnam is different. A child of that country is helping her/his family by placing the hanging plants from the tree on the machan (stage), cutting banana tree into pieces with a sharp weapon is for fish food and assisting in the family business taking it all as a play.

The owners of the hotels are working shoulder to shoulder with the workers. Everywhere the picture is same and difficult to determine who is the worker and who is the owner, who is rich and who is poor because of uniformity of their dress in workplace. Every family runs a family business or runs own firms. Everybody is working, no back biting and no quarrel. There is no gossiping, everybody is running after the job. TV center holds off during day time, no adaptation of western culture is encouraged in satellite channels. In evening the coffee shops and bars are overcrowded, where found no discrimination between rich and poor and high class low class.

They eat almost everything but boiled with minimum oil and spices. They use two sticks instead of hands. Due to food habit they are of good health with no extra fat in body. Difficult to differentiate who is daughter, who is mother or who is grand-mother. Hardly found people falling sick or lame. Thatís why rarely found pharmacy at roads.

High-ways are of four lane and both sides of which with high wall. In night it seems difficult to understand whether it is day or night due to excessive lights. The city corporation workers found working silently at night. They are also using high tech machineries. Except some certain places no where we have seen cops or traffic polices. All the men and vehicles are running in the same rhythm. We didnít hear high sound of vehicle horns or crowded sound around, quarrel, shouting and grouping. All seems very happy and leading a very peaceful life.

One evening few of us from our group were wandering aimlessly on the road of capital. We were waiting for the green signal to cross the road from north to south. Suddenly we saw two motor cycles were coming towards us from the west side with high speed and intense light and whistle. The police on the back seated of the driver wearing police uniform was rolling something like stick in his hand. Coming towards us, they took their position within. We became statue like childhood. By seconds we saw three or four cars of closed black windows passing us bearing national flag convoyed by army around along with an ambulance and fire brigade. Some officers and soldiers wearing army dress standing on open jeep were looking around with caution. Out of curiosity we asked a passer-by to know who was in the vehicle. But because of not knowing English he called on a sales girl of the nearest shop and she replied that it was their honorable President. We were surprised that the head of state went away in front of us. If this experience is implemented in our country, then our capital would be free from traffic jams.

Vietnam was chained by American imperialism for a long time but they didnít bow their heads. It is said that their soil was transformed like copper due to burn by bombs. They fought a long war against America and finally bagged their freedom and American soldiers were bound to run away shamelessly in darkness of night. People of Vietnam didnít let their respect go down to dust. They are not a hybrid nation. They look like almost same, little like Chinese and Japanese and complexion is light gray. They respect their language. All sign-boards or bill-boards are written in their mother tongue. English knowing people is rare and they donít have any shame for that. Rather they are very proud of that. They used their traditional musical instruments for their cultural events. In respect of their dresses and behaviors, no discrimination found between famous and local musicians.

It would not be a mistake if we consider Vietnam as a country of cycle. There are vehicles for children, old persons and women to run fast. We were observing their living in a house in the costal forest with interest and curiosity. Suddenly we saw a man coming by motor cycle with high speed and stopped before the house. The entire house is like a firm house. Not only there were domestic animals but also there were all arrangements of modern amenities. They preserve rain water for drinking. They have self-respect. They develop their life standard by taking lease of lands from government. We were invited by government high officials. While the conversation was going on, the way they were sharing their experience with us was as if we had gone there to learn from them. They were talking as our teachers. Can we think the same picture in our country?

Vietnam is enriched with natural resources. The country is famous for Silk cloth, various kinds of fruits and productions of different agricultural products including rice and coffee. By the help of different countries, especially China, they have established commercial zone far from city by mills and factories. In remote rural villages there are found pacca roads, electricity, schools, colleges, two-three stored building in small areas. But there remains few social drawbacks and lack of awareness like early marriage, lack of proper sanitation etc.

It will be too long if I need to share my entire experience. It might not be suitable for publishing in social media.

But as promised to my friends, I would complete it soon. I canít remember where I went through the proverb that picture reflects the mind. So for your better understanding few photos are attached herewith. Feel it and gather experience for future. I have so many pictures, addresses, dataís and informationís. Interested persons may collect it from me. Pay your visit the socialist country Vietnam at your convenient time.

 
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