It is a traditional age-old rowing sport of Bangladesh. The sport uses traditional Bangladeshi boats known as Nouka. Each team in a Nouka Baich competition consists of 25 to 100 members. Boats with motor engines are not allowed. In every boat there is a leader who does not row, rather acts as an energiszer for the whole team by singing songs and rhymes. People gather and cheer the competitors on this day. It is held in big river channels and neighboring villages participate for the pride of their villages.