Class 11 English Core Writing and Grammar – Letters to The Editor

CBSE Class 11 English Letter Writing – Letters to The Editor

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Question 1:

FREQUENT DIGGING UP OF ROADS

You are Vibha Mehra, a resident of B-Block, Sector-19, Noida. The residents feel inconvenience due to the frequent digging up of roads by various departments such as electricity, water supply, sewage, telephone, etc. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, highlighting the problem and suggesting remedial measures.
Answer:
2879, B-Block
Noida-201301
25 July 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
Sub: Frequent Digging up of Roads
Sir,
I would like to highlight the problems faced by the residents of Sector 19, Noida due to the frequent digging up of roads by various departments, such as electricity, water supply, sewage, telephones, etc. It seems that there is no coordination between these departments and the PWD. We have to put up with traffic diversions almost every fortnight. Great inconvenience is caused by the unfilled up pits and dust rising from the unsettled earth. The dug roads remain unrepaired and cause traffic hazards as well as accidents.
We have written to the Development Authority many times, but our repeated efforts have failed to bear any fruit. Even today the roads are lying in a dug-up state.
I hope the publication of the letter in your newspaper will draw the attention of the authorities to our plight and motivate them to expedite the repair work.
Yours faithfully
Vibha Mehra

Question 2:

SHORTAGE AND ERRATIC SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY

You are Krishna, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar, Noida, and have been coming across certain headlines in the newspapers on shortage of electricity. You are also facing erratic supply of electricity in your locality. Write a letter to the Editor of a local daily regarding your plight and mentioning the inconvenience faced by the residents of the locality.
Answer:
237, Ambedkar Nagar
Noida-201301
29 February 20XX
The Editor
The Flame Noida
Sub: Shortage and Erratic Supply of Electricity in Ambedkar Nagar
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed paper I want to draw the attention of BSES towards the shortage and erratic electric supply in Amebedkar Nagar.
Power cut has become almost a regular feature and electric supply comes to a halt during the odd hours. Very often it is too dim to see anything and thereby people get a lot of inconvenience. This causes a great loss to shopkeepers, students and housewives because all their work stops. This gives a good chance for the thieves to earn a good booty. The students are the worst hit. You know that these are the examination days and the students need electricity rather than blackout or shortage of light.
Our repeated representation to BSES authorities have failed to yield the desirable results. Perhaps your intervention may relieve us from the menace and the authorities will regularise the supply.
I hope that quick and effective steps will be taken.
Yours faithfully
Krishna

Question 3:

CHILDREN TARGETED MARKETING

You are concerned at the advertisements in the media which are focussed on children and aim at targeting them as their prospective buyers. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, protesting strongly against this trend in customer management. Sign yourself as Aakash/Aakriti of 58, Mohan Nagar, New Delhi-110068.
Answer:
58, Mohan Nagar
New Delhi-110068
July 23, 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi
Sub: Children targeted marketing
Sir,
I wish to draw the attention of the authorities in general and the parents in particular, towards certain malpractices carried on by the media in their advertisements. The manufacturers approve of these ads as they boost the sales of their products.
Most of these ads have a mother and a child or two young children. The product is praised and its virtues extolled. The child or children in the ad seems to offer a suggestion to his/her peers—it is good for me/us; why don’t you try it? Thus children become targets or prospective buyers. This trend may be fashionably termed as ‘market strategy 5 or ‘customer management’, but it is certainly a malpractice. It exploits parents’ love for their children. They can’t refuse the demands of their child whether it is proper or improper. This new consumer-culture is doing more harm than good to the society. Will the concerned authorities pay attention to this malpractice and punish the errant ad agencies?
Yours faithfully
Aakriti

Question 4:

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE GIRL CHILD

You are Arun/Aruria Verma, living at 147, Sector 10, Rohini, New Delhi. You are deeply troubled by the discrimination practised against the girl child even in urban areas, among well educated, prosperous families. The discrimination can be seen most blatantly in matters of food and nutrition, health care, education, allowances, work at home and freedom. Write a letter to the Editor of a national newspaper, strongly condemning such practices.
Answer:
147, Sector 10
Rohini
Delhi-110085
23 October 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
Delhi-110002
Sub: Discrimination against the girl child
Sir,
With deep concern, I write to you hoping to remove the discrimination that exists in our society against the girl child. It is incorrect to think that girl abuse exists only among rural illiterate people. I was dismayed to find evidence of this unjust practice even among educated, prosperous urban families. Daughters are not given quality food. Milk, eggs, fruit, etc., are reserved for the boys. Girls are sent to schools which have no claim to any quality education or facilities whereas the boys are sent to the most exclusive ‘public schools’. After school the daughters stay at home and assist in housework, whereas the boys go out to play, meet friends or to movies and shows. Needless to say that girls have all kinds of restrictions on their movement regarding meeting friends, spending leisure.
No argument can justify this injustice. Girls have the same talent, creativity and intelligence. They have more sensibility, love and affection. We should open our minds, have positive thinking and be fair to our daughters.
Yours faithfully
Aruna Verma

Question 5:

POOR MAINTENANCE OF MONUMENTS

You are Ashutosh/Ashita Sarin, residing at 28, H-Block, Ashok Vihar, Delhi. You love Delhi and its beautiful architecture. Recently you visited the Red Fort and were disturbed to see the poor maintenance of the monument by the authorities concerned as well as by the careless and negligent attitude of the visitors who spoil the buildings by writing names, messages on the walls, domes, etc. Write a letter to the Editor, The Statesman, expressing concern over this state and the need for awakening a sense of pride and love for such monuments among the common people.
Answer:
28, H-Block
Ashok Vihar
Delhi
12 June 20XX
The Editor
The Statesman
New Delhi
Sub: Poor Maintenance of Monuments
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to assert the fact that we Indians, particularly Delhiites do not value our heritage. We carelessly spoil our treasures. It can be seen in the attitude of our people towards the historical monuments. Delhi is rich in monuments. In Europe, such a legacy would be preserved and beautified but here it is spoiled and ruined by our own people through sheer ignorance, carelessness, laziness and disregard. In case you happen to visit the Red Fort, you will find not history but romantic messages.
We must be proud of our city and its heritage. Then only we will be motivated to preserve its beauty and elegance. I appeal to fellow citizens to open their eyes and fall in love with the beauty of our city and help in its proper maintenance.
Yours faithfully
Ashita Sarin

Question 6:

NUISANCE OF POLYTHENE LITTER BAGS

You have noticed many polythene bags full of litter lying along the road early in the morning. These litter bags cause pollution. You have already written to the concerned authorities, but no action has been taken so far. Write a letter to the Editor of a leading newspaper expressing your views on the nuisance created by plastic bags full of litter. Sign yourself as Parul/Prem Saxena, of B-22, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.
Answer:
B-22, Lajpat Nagar
New Delhi
25 May 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New. Delhi
Sub: Nuisance of Polythene Litter bags
Dear Sir
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I wish to draw the attention of the government authorities to the nuisance caused by numerous polythene litter bags
lying alongside the road early in the morning. It is not only an obnoxious sight but also a menace and health hazard as well.
In order to keep their houses heat and clean, people throw litter bags anywhere. Thus they endanger the environment by causing pollution. Stray cattle poke into these polythene bags and scatter the filthy contents all around. Thus our colony virtually becomes a storehouse of garbage emitting foul smell and breeding flies, bacteria and other germs. I have written to the concerned authorities earlier also, but no action has been taken so far. I sincerely hope that my appeal will arouse the indolent officers from their slumber and make them respond to the call of duty.
Yours faithfully
Parul Saxena

Question 7:

ADMINISTRATIVE APATHY

You are Rekha Chauhan of Village Jhalawar in Barmer district of Rajasthan which is in the grip of a severe drought leading to deaths of men and animals due to non-availability of water, food or fodder. Write a letter to the Editor of the Rajasthan Times, Jaipur complaining against administrative apathy and suggesting remedial/relief measures.
Answer:
Vill. Jhalawar
Distt. Barmer
(Rajasthan)
25 October 20XX
The Editor
The Rajasthan Times
Jaipur
Sub: Administrative apathy during drought
Dear Sir
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I want to draw the attention of the public in general and the government in particular towards the plight of drought affected people and cattle of our district and the administrative apathy and utter neglect of relief measures.
Every one is aware of the failure of rain for four successive years in our area. Consequently, there is a severe drought. Wells have dried up. The tanks and ‘baolis’ have become pits full of baked mud. Grass has been dried up. Even sturdy trees of acacia have shed their leaves. Some private agencies and non-government agencies have rushed food for men and fodder for animals, but this is not enough to meet the demand.
We have written to the authorities concerned many times but they have been apathetic and disinterested. It is hoped that your editorial comments would lend force to my fervent appeal for rushing grain, water, and fodder to this famine-stricken area.
Yours faithfully
Rekha Chauhan

Question 8:

MENACE OF STRAY DOGS

You are Arun/Anjali of 21 Kailash Park, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Editor of the local newspaper about the menace of stray dogs in your colony.
Answer:
21 Kailash Park
New Delhi
7 March 20XX
The Editor
The Statesman
Scindia House
New Delhi
Sub: Menace of Stray Dogs in Kailash Park
Sir,
Delhi is the capital of India as well as a city of numerous problems viz traffic jams, power cut, diy taps and pollution. A new problem has cropped up recently—the problem of stray animals. Cows, pigs, donkeys and dogs are let off to feed on garbage. These animals cause road blocks and lead to serious road accidents besides polluting the environment. The menace of stray dogs has assumed alarming proportions. These dogs bark at the strangers as well as at the residents. The children are scared of moving out without an older member to escort them. Even the adults are afraid of dog-bites and the painful consequences. So they have to move out with sticks in hand.
It is high time the authorities tackled this problem firmly. I hope the publication of my letter in your newspaper will attract the attention of the authorities and make them realise the gravity of the problem.
Hope for a wide publicity.
Yours faithfully
Anjali

Question 9:

POOR MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC PARK

You are Shaan of 32, Kailash Colony, New Delhi. Write a letter to the Editor of the local newspaper about the misuse and poor maintenance of the public park in your colony.
Answer:
32, Kailash Colony
New Delhi
9 March 20XX
The Editor
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi
Sub: Poor Maintenance of Public Park in Kailash Colony
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi towards the wretched condition of the public park in our colony.
Our colony, Kailash Colony, was developed in the eighties, when much attention was not given to green belts. It has only one public park which is in an abject state. It seems a picture of utter neglect. The boundary wall is broken at several places. Consequently, stray cows and dogs wander inside at will. Some undesirable elements and beggars sleep on the benches at night. There is no watchman or gardener to look after its maintenance. People are wary of going to the park early in the morning or late in the evening. Thus the park has become a nuisance to the residents.
It is hoped that after reading our plight in the newspaper the authorities will be roused to take remedial steps. So far all our appeals and letters to the authorities have failed to elicit any response from them. Hope this letter does the trick.
Yours faithfully
Shaan

Question 10:

INCREASING POLLUTION AND UNCLEANLINESS

You are Anjali/Ajay of House No. 101, Sector 22, Chandigarh. You are greatly disturbed by the increase in traffic, pollution and uncleanliness in your “City Beautiful”. Write a letter to the Editor of The Tribune, Chandigarh, throwing light on these aspects, so as to make the citizens aware of these growing drawbacks in their city and seeking their cooperation.
Answer:
H.No. 101, Sector-22
Chandigarh
9 June 20XX
The Editor
The Tribune
Chandigarh
Sub: Increasing Pollution and Uncleanliness
Sir,
Chandigarh is known as the ‘City Beautiful’ and we are rightly proud of being privileged citizens of this modern city. Of late, however, some disturbing trends have been noticed. The volume of vehicular traffic has spurted manifold. Many factories have sprung up in the vicinity of the city. The smoke emitted by the chimneys of these factories or spewed out by the fast plying vehicles have made the fives of citizens miserable. Pollution has increased to intolerable limits. The .heaps of garbage and unclean roads compound the problem. Some voluntary organisations have organised cleanliness campaigns in Sector 7 and 14 and are creating social awareness by educating the masses against the dangers of pollution. Kindly publish this letter with your editorial comments to make the citizens aware of these drawbacks. I do hope that the people of Chandigarh will cooperate to keep their city clean.
Yours faithfully
Anjali

Question 11:

DOMESTIC SERVANTS INVOLVED IN CRIMES

Persons working in houses for cleaning, cooking, etc. have been found involved in acts of crime in big cities. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, throwing fight on this aspect so as to make citizens aware of this problem. You are Shobha/Sushil of 171, Radhika Apartments, New Delhi.
Answer:
171, Radhika Apartments
New Delhi
25 June 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
Sub: Involvement of Domestic Servants in Crime
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the public in general and police authorities in particular towards a problem which deserves immediate attention and necessary action. It has been observed that the acts of crime such as theft, house-breaking, kidnapping and murders are increasing day by day. Newspaper reports reveal that persons working in houses for cleaning, cooking, etc. are involved, directly or indirectly in such acts of crime. They either collude with
anti-social elements to make easy money or indulge in the heinous and nefarious act of stealing, kidnapping and murder themselves.
I think the police should make it mandatory for people engaging domestic servants to get clearance from the local police station after registration and proper verification. The police must show alertness and far-sightedness while dealing with such cases.
I do hope you will spare some time to look into this problem.
Thank you
Yours faithfully
Shobha

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Question 12:

JUNK FOOD—HEALTH HAZARDS

You are Swati/Sourav, living at D-2, Green Park, Hisar, Haryana. For years together you ate fast food without knowing that it would damage your health, make you overweight and suffer from heart disease. Write a letter to the Editor, The Times of India, New Delhi, expressing your ideas on the health hazards caused by the junk food.
Answer:
D-2, Green Park
Hisar
(Haiyana)
10 August 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
Sub: Health Hazards Caused by the Junk Food
Sir,
Kindly spare me some space in the columns of your esteemed daily. I want to recount my experiences and sufferings as a consumer of fast food, which is growing in popularity among teenagers. I, too, had been a votary of junk food and relished all types of food which tempted my tongue and palate. Little did I realise then that all these dishes of fried food with lot of fats and spices are unwholesome and a potent danger to health. The first effect of junk food was visible in the form of obesity. I became overweight. The doctors advised me to reduce weight by running, jogging and taking exercises. I felt breathlessness and exhaustion too soon and too quickly. The accumulated fat and excessive weight increased the palpitations of my heart and I became a victim of heart disease. Now I have been forced by circumstances to give up fast food altogether.
I would, therefore, request all persons, especially the teenagers, to avoid eating junk food. It is hazardous to health. Simple, home-made food cooked hygienically is the best for us. I am confident you will give a wide publicity to my views.
Yours faithfully
Swati/Sourav

Question 13:

RISING PRICES OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES

Prices of essential commodities like wheat, rice, pulses, milk, vegetables, etc. are rising almost every month. The common man is the worst sufferer. Write a letter to the Editor of The Times of India, New Delhi, asking the authorities to take steps to control the rising prices and take strong action against the hoarders and black-marketeers. You are Peeyush/Pallavi of B-2, Sector 13, Dwarka,
Answer:
B-2, Sector 13
Dwarka
New Delhi
18 July 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
Sub: Rising Prices of Essential Commodities
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed paper, I want to express my concern over the suffering of the common man due to steep rise in prices of essential commodities. It has been observed that prices of essential commodities like wheat, rice, pulses, milk, vegetables, etc. are rising almost every month. Businessmen create artificial scarcity by hoarding stocks of essential commodities. Malfunctioning of public distribution system encourages the black-marketeers. Neither the grower nor the consumer is happy. It is the middlemen who fleece the two. The common man is the worst sufferer.
I appeal to the authorities to take steps to control the rising prices and take strong action against the hoarders and black marketeers.
I do hope you will give a wide publicity to my views.
Yours faithfully
Peeyush/Pallavi

Question 14:

UNDERAGE DRIVING

Injuries and death taking place due to underage driving are being reported almost everyday. The offenders hit and run away. Even if they are caught, no strict action is taken against them. Write a letter to the Editor, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, requesting him to spread awareness among the general public and the police authorities. You are AbhaI Abhinav, P-37, Suman Apartments, New Delhi.
Answer:
P-37, Suman Apartment
New Delhi
March 21, 20XX
The Editor
The Hindustan Times
New Delhi
Sub: Underage driving
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed paper, I want to draw the attention of public in general and police authorities in particular towards the increasing incidence of injuries and death taking place due to underage driving in Delhi. In most cases, these drivers having no driving licence hit and run away. The police arrives late and the offenders go scot free.
There is not a single day when there is no road accident involving teenagers. Driving fast has become a craze and a status symbol for rich teenagers. Their parents allow them to drive on road without caring for the fives of others.
Sir, through these columns, I would like to request the police authorities to be very strict in such cases. Those who are found guilty of reckless driving should be given exemplary punishment. There should be strict action against the parents who allow their underage children to drive on roads.
I hope parents will be watchful and the police will take strict steps to stop this practice.
Yours faithfully
Abha

Question 15:

TRAFFIC CONGESTION: ROADSIDE VENDORS

Roadside vendors occupy most of the space on roads disturbing the flow of traffic and causing difficulties even to the pedestrians. Write a letter to the Editor of a national daily expressing your views and suggesting ways and means to curb this problem. You are Rohit/Rachna, 15 Navkunj Apartments, Delhi.
Answer:
15, Navkunj Apartments
Delhi
7 March 20XX
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
Sub: Traffic Congestion caused by Roadside Vendors
Sir,
Through the columns of your newspaper I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the appalling condition of the roads leading to the main market.
The entire stretch is full of people. All sorts of traffic can be seen here. Roadside vendors occupy most of the space on roads. They cover the pavements and leave no room for parking. What is worse, they occupy at least one third of the road and disturb the flow of traffic. The worst hit are the pedestrians. They are virtually caught between the devil and the deep sea. Moving on the road has become a nightmare for them.
We have already brought this problem to the notice of municipal authorities, but no tangible action has been taken so far. I think that certain steps are essential. The vendors must be issued licence and allotted specific space. Those who break the rules must be fined.
Prompt action on the part of the authorities will curb this problem and make the flow of traffic free and safe for the citizens.
Yours faithfully
Rohit

Question 16:

LACK OF BASIC AMENITIES

Gaurav/Garima, a resident of 15, J.K Nagar, a newly developed colony on the outskirts of Bengaluru, is concerned that the area lacks in even basic amenities such as public transport, proper roads, co-operative store, etc. He/She decides to write a letter to the Editor of the ‘Deccan Chronicle’ highlighting the problems faced by the residents so as to draw the attention of the concerned authorities.
Answer:
15, J.K Nagar
Bengaluru
20 March 20XX
The Editor
Deccan Chronicle
Bengaluru
Sub: Lack of Basic Amenities in J.K. Nagar.
Sir,
Through the columns of youf renowned newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the various problems faced by the residents of colony.

  1. J.K. Nagar is a newly developed colony on the outskrits of Bengaluru. It has beautiful houses, but it lacks proper approach roads to connect it to the main road.
  2. The roads of the colony have uncovered manholes over the sewerage lines. These have already caused a couple of accidents. Only yesterday, an eight-year-old child was saved from drowning.
  3. The garbage disposal system is very poor. It is only once in a blue moon that a truck visits the area to collect household refuse.
  4. The area lacks in even basic amenities like public transport. The city bus service has not taken cognisance of this colony so far. Those who depend on public transport have no option but to walk to the main road.
  5. Luck of co-operative store forces the residents to buy household goods from the private shopkeepers. We get sub-standard goods at higher prices.

May I hope that the authorities will pay attention to the genuine difficulties of the residents and take effective remedial action?
I do hope you will champion our cause.
Yours faithfully
Gaurav/Garima

Question 17:

FREQUENT POWER FAILURE

You are Ram/Isha, Secretary of Harmony Residents’ Welfare Association, Karnal. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Herald’ on the problem of frequent power failure faced by the people during the summer season in your locality, giving suitable suggestions to solve this problem.
Answer:
Harmony Residents’ Welfare Association
Karnal
25 June 20XX
The Editor
The Herald
Chandigarh
Sub: Frequent Power Failure
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities towards the problem of frequent power failure in our locality.
The summer season is at its peak and the consumption of electricity has increased manifold. We understand that the electricity board cannot meet the demand as it gets limited supply. The citizens have adapted their lifestyle to the hours of official/scheduled power cuts. The problem arises when there are sudden, frequent breakdowns for hours together in the name of repairs, replacements of transformers or new electric lines. Our colony is the worst hit as we have to spend many dark hours without electricity. We have contacted the electricity department many times and acquainted them with our problems/grievances. We got sweet polite words and assurances but nothing tangible has been done so far to alleviate the sufferings of the consumers.
It is requested that some new transformers of greater capacity should be installed. Secondly, power cuts should be limited to the hours already announced/published in newspapers.
I hope these steps will provide some relief from the frequent power failure in the summer months.
Yours sincerely
Ram/Isha
Secretary

Question 18:

ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND POLLUTION

You are Raj/Rani, Secretary of Harmony Residents’ Welfare Association, Chetna Vihar, Delhi, much concerned about the environmental degradation and pollution in your locality. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Herald throwing light on the problems faced and giving suggestions for improving the health and hygiene in your locality.
Answer:
Harmony Residents’ Welfare Association
Chetna Vihar
New Delhi
20 Sept. 20XX
The Editor
The Herald
New Delhi
Sub: Environmental Degradation and Pollution
Sir,
I wish to draw the attention of the authorities towards the problems faced by the residents of Chetna Vihar due to environmental degradation and pollution in our colony. The abject sanitary conditions prevailing in our locality are a testimony to the utter neglect on the part of the civic authorities. It seems that cleaners have forgotten the existence of this locality on the civic map of Delhi. Heaps of rubbish are lying here and there, with flies swarming around and pigs wallowing in the filth and mud caused by the overflow of dirty water from the choked drains on to the road. The drains are neither cleaned nor flushed regularly. The dirty water collects on the road forming cesspools of filthy water. It emits a foul stench. There are also many pits on the roads which are full of drain water. All these serve as breeding places for mosquitoes. It is feared that the locality may fall victim to malaria or dengue.
Timely action on the part of the Health Department can check the further deterioration of the insanitary condition. The sanitary inspector must pay visit regularly and supervise the performance of the cleaners deployed in this locality. Insecticides may be sprayed from time to time. I do hope that these steps will help to improve the health and hygiene in our locality.
Yours faithfully
Raj/Rani
Secretary

Question 19:

STRAY ANIMALS

Your school K.K.R. Senior Secondary School is situated in the heart of the city of Mangalore. Many stray animals roam on the school road causing traffic jams as well as accidents. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Indian Express’ drawing attention of the Municipal authorities to this nuisance. Sign as Rukmani/Rakesh, Head girl/Head boy.
Answer:
K.K.R. Senior Secondary School
Mangalore
12 March 20XX
The Editor
The Indian Express
Bengaluru
Sub: Nuisance created by the stray animals
Sir,
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I wish to draw the attention of the concerned authorities of the Municipal Corporation, Mangalore regarding the plight of students of K.K.R. Senior Secondary School and citizens of central market—the heart of the city of Mangalore. While going to school in the morning, I notice many stray animals wandering here and there on the busy market roads. The position is almost the same—a repeat performance in the afternoon. Sometimes these stray animals cross the roads in a long unending array, thus causing traffic blocks as well as accidents. These animals create a health hazard by urinating everywhere. Huge heaps of dung are lying here and there. Flies hover over them and insects breed inside them. We have already written to the authorities but no action has been taken so far. Kindly highlight the issue with your editorial comments so that officials are deputed to catch these stray animals and send them to the police pen. If unclaimed, these might be auctioned.
It is hoped that an early action will be taken by the concerned authorities.
Yours faithfully
Rukmani
Head girl

Question 20:

TRAFFIC CONGESTION

You are Krishan/Kiran studying at Hindustan School, Chennai. The road leading to your school is full of potholes causing a lot of congestion. Students and parents are often caught in traffic jams. In spite of several representations the Chennai Corporation has not done anything to improve the condition. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Hindu’, drawing attention of the Corporation authorities to the problem. Also offer your suggestions for improvement.
Answer:
Hindustan School
Chennai
15 March 20XX
The Editor
The Hindu
Chennai
Sub: Traffic Congestion on Periyar Road
Sir,
Through the columns of your newspaper I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the appalling condition of the road leading up to Hindustan School.
The entire stretch is narrow, congested and covered with numerous potholes. This often causes a traffic jam and inconvenience to students and staff of the school. A lot of time is wasted both in the morning and afternoon when the school buses have to leave.
The school has filed several complaints to the local authorities but they seem to have fallen on deaf ears. The situation worsens during the monsoon. It can also become dangerous threat to pedestrians. On behalf of the school students, I request the authorities to take immediate action to rectify this condition.
The improvement in the condition of the road will ease traffic congestion and ensure the safety of citizens.
Yours faithfully
Krishan
Hindustan School

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