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This descriptive type of cross-sectional study was carried out within the period of 5th to 10th March 2018 at Manikganj municipality area among the easy bike (auto bike) drivers to assess their socio-cultural awareness and health status. The sample size was 63 which were selected purposively. Data was collected by self-administered questionnaire and check list. Weight machine, measuring tape and Ishihara chart were also used. Finding of the study showed that, among the easy bike drivers, self-auto bike belongs to 71.42% and rental 28.58%. The mean age (years) of the subjects was 25.57, ranging from 14-50. The mean BMI was 19.93, ranging from 17-28. Regarding health status it was revealed that 37% were suffering from gastro-intestinal diseases, 32% from RTI, 14% from back pain and 17% were suffering from other diseases. Again, it was observable that 79.36% subjects were getting their health service from Gov’t hospital and 20.63% from private health providers. Considering the personal habit, it was observed that 84.12% of the subjects were smoker and 15.88% non-smoker. It was noticeable that, 7.93% were addicted to other drugs or alcohol and 4.76% were engaged in gambling. Also, 6.34% needed spectacles and 1.58% was colour blind. Again, it shown, 27% of the subjects had no idea about aids. Considering the social awareness, it was observed that 73.01% knew the name of president of Bangladesh and 26.98% were ignorant, 11.11% knew about Independence Day and 88.9% had no idea about it. Also 36.5% had idea about victory day and 63.49% had not. It was mentionable that 70% subjects had no idea about international language day. In this crucial situation, further in-depth study is required to improve health and social awareness in this group of people.