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Editor's Note

Enlightenment through Reading

The country is at present passing through a difficult time. We are all trying to find means to come out of corruption, deteriorating law and order situation, partisan politics and violence, and to establish at least a reasonably livable society. The time, we can all presume, is more traumatic for our youths who from time to time are thrown into a present that gets static and blank. They need to develop a defense mechanism to overcome frustration, uncertainty, hopelessness and inertia. All we can, from Star Insight, say to our Readers' Club members and those who care, is that what else can be handier than reading, among few other things perhaps, to make use of the time that stops around us? It can help us travel long distances through time and space, and with the right kind of reading may be, understand humanity a little better and find strength from all the positive things that man has proved despite all adversaries.

The cover story on 'Haridhan' tells us of a simple farmer, orphaned at the age of eight, cheated by his own relations, but doing the best he could do with whatever he had. His natural instincts, his commitment and dedication to work and perseverance ultimately rewarded him with the discovery of a golden harvest that would fill any farmer's heart with pride and joy. We hope our young readers can draw strength, courage and hope from stories like this.

Shaheen Kabir
Advisory Editor, Star Insight


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