The Teenager Today is delighted to be back in your hands again, dear friends, after a long wait for nearly six months. Of course, we never missed even a single issue, despite the lockdown resulting in the loss of many working hours, closure of offices and printing plants, disruption of road and rail transport, and postal services. Thanks to our dedicated team that kept working through odd hours, we kept reaching via email and WhatsApp, as many of you who could access these. With effect from the present issue, The Teenager Today will reach you in hard copy, once again.
We are aware that we could not reach so many of you (during the months from April to September) who have subscribed to the magazine through your schools. Our sincere apologies to you. Those of you who have their subscriptions valid beyond last April, are entitled to get, and can get, from your schools those many copies depending on the month of expiry of your subscription, without having to pay for them.
Those of you whose subscriptions ended with the April or May 2020 issue, need to renew their subscriptions to continue receiving the magazine from your school/Institution. Our office has been informing individual/single subscribers over the past three months about the time of expiry of their subscriptions. Please contact our office, compulsorily with your e-mail id/WhatsApp number, if you want to receive the e-editions of the issues you missed. You may even forward these issues to your friends, and introduce The Teenager Today to them, inviting them to subscribe to your favourite magazine from the present issue.
Beginning with Gandhi Jayanti that falls on October 2, the month of October reminds us of many significant dates. Taking into account St. Francis of Assisi’s great love for animals and our planet itself, animal lovers the world over keep up October 4, his Feast Day, as World Animal Day. Jubilee Cardozo, once a regular contributor to our magazine, joins The Teenager Today family once again, inviting us all to be foster parents to animals, whether they be our pets, or stray ones who have nowhere to go or no one to take care.
Another significant day is World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on October 10. C. Joseph, a close associate of The Teenager Today, and currently Counsellor at St Joseph’s College, Jakhama, Nagaland, in his article Teenagers and Mental Health creates awareness about the need of tackling mental distress and similar problems at the right time before they lead people to serious mental disorders.
These and many other special articles await you, in this issue, to help you spend your precious time creatively and profitably during the month. Happy reading and all the best!