the national
nowka bais uk

oxford 2008-2012  bedfordshire 2013  birmingham 2015-2019

In 2007, the British Bangladeshi community in Oxford initiated the first ‘Nowka Bais’ event in the United Kingdom as part of Oxfordshire County’s 1000th birthday by getting two 40ft canoes made in Sylhet, Bangladesh and bringing them to England. Nowka Bais in England has now become an annual cultural event attracting thousands such as the likes of the High Commissioner of Bangladesh, the rest is now history..


Got what it takes to become #NationalNowkaBais champion winning team? All it takes is a crew of 15, you don’t need any previous experience. We can suggest sailing clubs within your area who may be able to offer training. Winning is everything but taking part is something else. BE part of the biggest British Bangladeshi sporting event outside Bangladesh #NationalNowkaBais #NationalEvent Established in 2007.


Apart from the races there is a lot going on throughout the day with Stage performances from Bangladeshi artists & cultural performances. We have stalls and traders selling anything from arts and crafts to food, as well as non profit organisations & charities also in attendance and a perfect way to showcase your products and services to a large audience. Want to be involved in the #NationalNowkaBais click on the link.

the #nationalnowkabais team

The #NationalNowkaBais event & Nowka Bais in the UK was first founded in 2007 in the city of Oxford by Aziz Rahman & his sons Abdur, Rashel, Rumel & Raiyan. Throughout the years as we have had other cities and town host the event, working with different organising teams namely in Bedfordshire & Birmimingham.

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2007 – to the present day

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