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Let It Out

Every one of us in Dhaka is very busy with our work. We hardly get any proper time to spend with our friends, family and loved ones. And this stands as a huge problem, mostly in the case of teenagers, because during this stage we go through tension, frustration amongst other problems, be it examination results, personal matters and much more. Every parent should take special care of their teenaged children and talk to them about how they can explore the world and develop themselves and never quit. Sometimes, teenagers take crucial decisions on their own, which could work against them and destroy their future. I believe that to build a better world and a stronger future for our children, it is not only up to the parents but also the other members of society to come forward and help and support teenagers and not let hem fall apart. This way, young people from all walks of life will be able to tread the world together, confidently.
Nishat Binte Mohiuddin
Maple Leaf International School

Lost Childhood
Last weekend I was at my friend's place to study. While we were working on our project, his younger brother who is in class five caught my attention. I was surprised when I observed his activities. After taking his breakfast he started off for his tuitions. He returned after about three hours and watched television and then got back to his studies for a few hours. After that he played computer games for a while. This is how he spent his weekend, with no physical or outdoor activities at all. When asked why he did not go outdoors, I was shocked when he said that they had a field in this area, which is now occupied by some private builder. The children in the area have no other option but to stay inside. A lot of other open spaces are now being occupied for building offices, residential buildings and shopping malls, as a result children are becoming more involved in indoor activities and are suffering from various psychological diseases. something should be done about this.
Rahim Abu Ali Sajwani
North South University

Beware of the Snatcher!

The other day, one of my colleagues, was returning to his home, Tongi, by bus from his workplace, Karwan Bazar, at night. Due to the nature of his work, he often has to leave his office at night. That night at 9 pm, my friend was on a Tongi-bound bus while talking on his cell phone. Suddenly someone snatched his mobile phone and got off the speeding bus, as my colleague helplessly witnessed the incident. After I came to know this, I suggested not talking on the cell phone while he was on the bus at night unless it was an emergency. Unfortunately, because of the current situation of the city, it is wise not to take one's cell phone out while travelling on the bus or outside at night.
Farooque Hossain Kamrul
Karwan Bazar, Dhaka


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