In the Name of Harmony
The Star Weekend deserves a big hand for the spotlight article titled "In the Name of Harmony" published on June 17, 2014. It was a great piece as it revealed a beautiful act being done by the Dharmarajika monastery in this holy month of ramadan. Surprisingly, over the last six years in every ramadan, this monastery has been giving iftaar boxes to the poor people. This act definitely bears the sign of an immense religious respect for the Muslims and humanity. By doing so, this monastery has set a good example for the religious harmony. On top of it, this monastery helps students in their studies and managing accommodation. The good things done by this monastery should be disseminated countrywide when we see a great number of causalities taking place based on the religious beliefs. Finally good wishes go out for the Monastery for its true religious and compassionate activities.
North South University, Dhaka
The White Marvel of Rangpur
At the first glance, I was so puzzled and could not figure out whether it was our high court building or another historical site. Reading the article titled "The White Marvel of Rangpur" published in the Star Weekend on June 17, 2016; I knew to my utmost surprise that this was a zamindar palace located at Rangpur. They say, Rangpur is the poorest division of Bangladesh. But I think the place that has so much natural beauty, and such historical places can never be called poor. I totally agree with the writer that if proper maintenance and refreshment arrangements are ensured, this historical place can be a centre of recreation and learning for people from all walks of life.
The Plight of Menstruating Women
When I got to know about the views of different religions and different parts of the world about menstruating woman through the article by Namia Akhtar titled "The Plight of Menstruating Women" (published in the Star Weekend on June 17, 2016) I was very astonished. Comparatively Islamic views about menstruating woman is quite amazing! Religious obligatory duties like Salat are forgiven and no change in daily life is imposed. She can do everything as per usual. Furthermore her health and hygiene are ensured by forbidding sexual intercourse at that period. However, I would like to thank the writer for writing about the subject and the Star family for their continuous effort to raise awareness about women's health and safety in the country.