Description of the village
The name of my village is Birnagar in the District of Murshidabad. It is a big village. The famous river Padma flows down at a distance of one mile to the east. There is a big canal on the west of the village. A small canal also runs through the heart of the village. Many country-boats ply through it. Many good roads run through the village. Roads in our village can be used only in the dry season. During the rainy season, they remain under water.
About three thousand people live in our village. People of different communities live here. There are both Hindus and Muslims. The Hindus live in the eastern part and the Muslims in the western part of the village. The latter are generally cultivators. Some of them are also traders and some hold service under the Government. Most of the Hindus earn their bread by service. There are many educated men in our village. Some of them hold high offices under the Government. There are lawyers, doctors, professors and merchants. Many of them live in towns. They come to the village only during holidays.
School, Library, etc.
There is a Middle English School in the village. There is a H. E. School at a little distance. Boys read there after finishing their studies in the M. E. School. There is also a primary school for girls. There is a public library in the village. There we can read many good books, monthly magazines and newspapers.
Village market, etc
The village market is very small. There is a big market at a little distance. There is no charitable dispensary in our village. But there is an Association of the villagers for the welfare of the village. The association distributes medicines free to the poor. There is a Post and Telegraph Office in our village. There are also arrangements for football, cricket and country games in the village.
The climate of the village is excellent. The pure and invigorating air of the Padma blows over it. The flood in the rainy season sweeps away all its accumulated impurities.
The villagers with the help of the Block Development Officer are trying their best to improve the condition of our village. On the whole, it is a good village.