Letters to the Editor Class 12 NCERT English Grammar
HoweverKey Features of NCERT Material for Class 12 English Grammar – Letters to the editor
In the module: composition of class 12 English grammar, you learnt the basics of English composition and how to write a good composition. In this module of class English grammar: letters to the editor, we will study how to write a letter to the editor of the newspaper. We will also look at some solved examples of it.
Quick revision notes
Letters to the Editor of a paper or magazine shapes a significant piece of the paper. It voices the opinion of the individuals and gives them a stage to communicate their understanding, criticism or response to the news and perspectives contained in the paper. However, these letters raise issues of the social, political and financial interest and for the most part, centres around public response. Once in a while, a reader communicates their personal explanation or denial. To put it plainly, ‘Letters to Editor’ give a discussion to the readers to communicate their strong emotions and responses to local, national and worldwide issues.
Some significant points:
- Format: Identical to the business letters.
- Inside address: The Editor, XYZ (Newspaper), ABC (City)
- Greeting: Sir/Madam
- Complimentary close: ‘yours truly or ‘yours faithfully”
DECREASING LIVING STANDARD
Compose a letter to the Editor of a magazine Times, Delhi on the decline in the way of life in your city. Give recommendations for development. Sign yourself as ABC.
15A Model Town
April 7, 20XX
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Sub: A deteriorating way of life in the capital city.
Through the columns of your renowned magazine, I wish to communicate my perspectives on the declining way of life in the capital city of Delhi.
What does the way of life really mean? Does it mean having costly merchandise of comfort and excellence, living in luxurious bungalows or, the overall descent and Peaceful day to day environments including wellbeing and cleanliness, contamination-free condition and above everything, a value-based society?
Considering all these, the everyday environments in Delhi are truly shocking. Dumps of trash, overwhelming traffic on the streets, increasing air contamination, elevated levels of noise contamination, overcrowding public spots, and so forth., illuminate individuals’ decreasing standard of living. Our lungs are eager for fresh air and green belts.
The huge number of foreigners, from different states to Delhi, put an enormous focus on the assets of the city. The housing issue is developing quickly with the absence of civic amenities. Life is so occupied that there is little association among neighbours. Moreover, rush and stress is the thing that describes life in the capital city. With developing commercialization and rising costs, the dissimilarity among rich and poor is expanding day by day. Perhaps, Something reasonable should be done to cure this circumstance.Firstly, green belts and ‘quietness zones’ ought to be made. The unrestricted inflow of individuals to Delhi ought to likewise be checked. Only then there will be improvements in the standard of living.
Compose a letter to the Editor of National Herald, New Delhi about water shortage in your area proposing approaches to improve the situation of water supply. You are Govind/Geeta of Ghaziabad.
A-24, Kavi Nagar
April 2, 20XX
Subject: Water emergency in Kavi Nagar
Through the sections of your celebrated paper, I wish to draw the attention of the concerned officials towards the issue of water shortage in our region.
It is still early summer and the occupants are as of now confronting intense water lack in the region. The supply goes off at 8.30 a.m. toward the beginning of the day and is reestablished only for 30 minutes at night between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Since the timings are unpredictable, numerous individuals, particularly, the working couples can’t store water. Frequent complaints to the Jal Board has not yielded any outcome as the specialists express their helplessness saying that one of the tanks of the Hyderpur Water Treatment Plant is under fix and has been closed down for a month or so which is influencing the water supply in the zone. However, it is about one and a half months since the issue started, yet there is no relief to the residents.
The Jal Board should, meanwhile, make arrangements for water big tankers at various hours of the day. Additionally, measures must be taken to speed up the repair work.
Illicit LIQUOR AND ANTHRAX
You are Hari/Hema. Compose a letter to the Editor of The Herald, New Delhi communicating your anguish over the issues faced by individuals because of illegal alcohol and the deadly chemicals like Bacillus anthracis.
fifth April, 20XX
Sub: Terror caused due to illegal alcohol and Bacillus anthracis
The recent passings because of the utilization of illegal alcohol and the dread created in the brains of individuals by virtue of Bacillus anthracis involves incredible concern.
We regularly hear or read about individuals dying because of the utilization of illegal alcohol, however never come to think about the subsequent activity or the discipline given to the guilty. What a misfortune! Families are broken, kids orphaned yet the unlawful exchange proceeds unabated. For what reason is our administration so indifferent towards this social revile or perhaps, keeps the eyes shut intentionally because the guardians of law have their palms greased through these ways only.
Nonetheless, we, the awakened residents, must speak out loudly against this evil. However, we must attempt to teach the kids as well as adults. Duty can likewise be given to the Gram Panchayats and the best village or Panchayat receive an award if they can remove this evil from their towns.
Another issue, I have to address is the issue of worldwide terrorism. The individuals presently can’t seem to recover from the trauma of the terrorism attack on the Twin Towers when they are facing a more hazardous and threatening issue—the issue of bioterrorism. Unmistakable characters in various nations are being focused through the
Deadly bio-substance like Bacillus anthracis sent in letters. Is man deteriorated to such a degree, that they can kill another individual utilizing such methods? The US government has found a way to check this fatal act. If anyone is found guilty, the person(s) must be given strict punishment to wipe out this egregious crime completely. I am certain that the views shared here express the perspectives of many. With the expectation that sanity may win among individuals sometime in future.
Fear OF TERRORISM
Compose a letter to the Editor of The Hindu on the dread that is spreading among individuals because of their anxiety over global terrorism. Offer suggestions to ‘ control such anti-social activities. You are Vikas/Varsha.
Sub: Widespread dread of terrorism
Through this letter of mine, I wish to communicate my anxiety over the fear caused in the brains of individuals as a result of increasing terror practising all across the globe.
Terrorism as a strategy to accomplish political agendas has become a. Be that a global phenomenon. But, the disgraceful and repulsive terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in the USA has given terrorism another dimension. The challenging attack on the respect and esteem of perhaps the biggest democracies of the world has broken the confidence of individuals. However, What is more terrible, it has deserted religious fanaticism as its offspring. The communal riots as an aftermath of these terror activities in India have imparted an incredible dread in the brains of ordinary citizens. Regular people as it is get caught in the crossfire of political games.
Tough techniques must be taken to reestablish harmony and peace in the nation. One must keep the interests of the country over the interests of the individual or community. Sanity must win at any cost.
You have seen many homeless creatures out and about during the bustling hours of the day. However, These creatures have caused gridlock just as mishaps. You have just kept in touch with the concerned specialists yet no move has been made up until now. Compose a letter to the Editor of the main paper enlightening him concerning the nuisance made by the stray creatures. Sign your name as Krishna/Payal, C/5, Assam.
15 March, 20XX
The Indian Express
Sub: Nuisance made by the homeless creatures
Through the columns of your renowned paper, I wish to draw the attention of the concerned specialists of the Municipal Corporation about the plight of the inhabitants of Bow Bazaar. While going to class at 8.50 a.m, I notice many stray creatures meandering on the bustling market streets. The position is nearly the same in the evening. Sometimes these creatures go across the streets in a long unending array, accordingly causing traffic hinders as well as mishaps. These animals create a health risk also by urinating all over the place. Huge loads of dung are lying everywhere. Flies start hovering over them and insects breed inside them.
We have written to the concerned specialists however no move has been made up until this point. The officials are requested to depute authorities to get these stray creatures and send them to the police pen. The unclaimed ones can be auctioned. It is trusted that an early action will be taken by the concerned specialists.
Issues OF HOUSING SOCIETY
Compose a letter to the Editor of The Times of India, about the issues of the Housing Society to which you have recently moved.
B-7, Saraswati society
18 September, 20XX
The Times of India
Subject: Problems of Saraswati society
I want to highlight the issues of Saraswati Vihar—a Housing Cooperative Society to which I have moved recently. I request you to give them wide exposure to pull in the attention of the officials concerned.
The province has electric poles however there is no arrangement for road lights. Consequently, there is total darkness when there is a breakdown in residential electric supply.
The manholes over the sewage system are not covered. These have caused a few mishaps. Also, An 8-year-old kid was saved from death just yesterday.
The waste disposal system is exceptionally poor. Maybe the authorities don’t consider the presence of this Housing Society by any means. Rarely, a truck visits the region to gather household waste. May I hope that the officers will focus on the veritable challenges of the residents of this society and take viable remedial action?
I do trust you will advocate our purpose.
You are Amit/Arti studying in Bharat School, Lucknow. The street leading to your school is exceptionally clogged and has many potholes. Students and guardians are frequently trapped in a traffic jam. Even after many representations, the government has not effectively improved the state of the street. Compose a letter to the Editor of The Times of India, drawing the attention of the authority to this issue.
25 August, 20XX
The Times of India
Sub: Traffic Jams on Rajaji Road
Through the columns of your regarded paper, I want to draw the attention of the concerned officials to the shocking state of the street driving up to Bharat School. The whole stretch is thin, clogged and has various potholes. Consequently, this regularly causes a traffic jam and inconvenience to students, their parents and staff of the school. Due to which, a large amount of time is wasted both in the first part of the day and evening when the school buses have to leave.
The school has filed a few complaints to the local authorities however they appear to have failed to attract anyone’s attention. The condition worsens during the rainy season. Likewise, It can become hazardous to pedestrians. On behalf of the students of Bharat school, I request the authority to take any action to improve this condition.
The improvement in the state of the street will ease traffic jams and guarantee the security of the residents.
Basic CIVIC AMENITIES
You are a resident of Lakshmi Apartments, Patparganj, Delhi. Your area is overflowed with roadside dwellers who lack the fundamental civic amenities like electricity, public toilets and washrooms. Compose a letter to the Editor of The Hindustan Times, about the issues of these roadside dwellers, and the issues posed by them to the public. Give suggestions for betterment.
ninth Feb., 20XX
The Hindustan Times
Subject: Restoring essential amenities to the roadies dwellers of Patparganj
Through the columns of your famous paper, I want to request the officials in charge to give fundamental amenities to the roadside dwellers of Patparganj territory.
Because of floods in the residential location of Lakshmi Apartment, Patparganj has been overflowed with roadside dwellers who don’t have access to the fundamental municipal amenities, such as light, public toilets and restrooms. So, the local officials should quickly set up tents for these individuals, give medical aid and make accessible different necessities at the most punctual.
They have lost their homes because of floods. Also, everything is unusable and wet.
Also, I’m certain these lines in the column of your paper will reach the concerned authorities to and probe them to take dire remedial measures to help the roadside dwellers.
You are Saurabh/Sunita, residing at Mayur Vihar, Delhi. Your territory being away from the main city, the poor bus transport service adversely influences the life of the residents. Compose a letter to the Editor of The Times of India, highlighting the issues faced and furthermore giving a couple of potential solutions.
5 Ankur Apartment
9 May, 20XX
The Times of India
Bahadur Shah Marg
Subject: Transport problems.
Through the column of your prestigious paper, I wish to attract the attention of the concerned vehicle authorities concerning the situation of Mayur Vihar residents. As you know Mayur Vihar is a huge society on the outskirts of Delhi. The residents of Ankur Apartments are facing the brunt of seclusion as there is no bus station in a distance of 2 kilometres. Since the transport connection is inaccessible, different methods of transport like the autos and taxicabs likewise don’t have a stand close by. So, it turns out to be extremely hard to reach a place aside from one’s vehicle.
It is suggested that the bus service should be given as soon as possible with the goal that the inconvenience being caused to residents is permanently expelled.
Anticipating an early action by the concerned authorities.
You are Paresh/Piya residing at the Darsha Apartments, Mayur Vihar, Phase-II, New Delhi. There is no bus station inside the radius of 2 km from the flats, causing a lot of inconvenience to the residents. Compose a letter to the Editor of The Hindustan Times drawing the attention of the legislature to this issue of the residents for rectification.
4, Adarsha Apartments
Mayur Vihar, Phase II
9 May, 20XX
The Hindustan Times
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Subject: Transport difficulty
Through the columns of your regarded paper, I wish to draw the attention of the Delhi transport authorities concerning the situation of the residents of Mayur Vihar.
As you know, Mayur Vihar is a huge area on the outskirts of Delhi. Consequently, the residents of Adarsha and Ankush Apartments in Phase II are facing the brunt of detachment as there is no bus station inside a range of 2 km. Since bus service isn’t accessible, different methods of transport, for example, auto-rickshaws and taxis likewise don’t have a stand close by. Under these conditions, it turns out to be extremely hard to go from the place apart from one’s vehicle. It is consequently suggested that the city bus service should be stretched out to this colony with the goal that the inconvenience being caused to the residents presently is rectified permanently.
Anticipating an early action by the concerned authorities.