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Question: You are Saurabh Srivastava, a resident of Defence Colony Bagdogra, Siliguri. Your colony is facing the severe problem of supply of inadequate and poor quality of tap water. You decide to express your views and make the authorities aware of the situation by writing a letter to the Editor of The Siliguri Times, Siliguri. Write your letter in about 150 words.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
15th April 2016
The Siliguri Times
Subject: Inadequate and bad quality of water supply.
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the civic authorities to the bad quality and inadequate supply of tap water in our locality.
It is unfortunate that the local civic authorities do not take care to provide the citizens with even the basic amenities such as proper and adequate water supply. In our locality, water is supplied only for three hours in the morning. For the rest of the day the taps remain dry. Also, the quality of supplied water is poor. It is unhygienic and contaminated. There have been cases of water borne diseases like diarrhoea and dysentery. It is highly expected that these diseases may break out in form of epidemic if the problem is not properly addressed.
It is expected that instead of ignoring the issue, the authorities concerned will take immediate steps to ensure supply of adequate and good quality of water in our locality so that we citizens are able to live a disease free and stress free life.
Question. Write a letter to the Editor-in-chief, Times of India, New Delhi, requesting to create awareness about maintaining cleanliness in the society. Include the following issues :
● Waste management
● Alternatives to plastic
Government Senior Secondary School,
29th December, 20XX
The Times of India,
Subject : Suggesting certain steps to create awareness of cleanliness.
This is to bring to your kind attention that recently, a cleanliness week was organised in our vicinity. All the schools within the region actively participated in this camp and a series of competitions related to cleanliness were held during the same. Our school was adjudged the overall champion and was awarded the “Most Active School” in this camp. We took a lot of effective steps to maintain cleanliness and spread awareness about the same. We made a team of students from class IX-XII and personally went from door-to-door requesting people to segregate their domestic waste into biodegradable, nonbiodegradable and plastic waste. We distributed red, blue and green dustbins as a part of this awareness initiative. We installed the same in our school and encouraged the students to divide their wastes according to these categories. A rally was also organised against the use of plastic tetra packs, polythene bags where we were joined by a large number of civilians. Thereafter, we distributed jute and cloth bags and convinced every participant of the rally to only use the same in future. We also discussed about the use of eco-friendly paper in schools and offices and implemented the same in our school. Our school has now become the first school in the area to use only recycled paper notebooks. We encouraged students to come to school using bicycles and fuel-free bikes to reduce the amount of carbon and smoke, in addition to this, we planted a large number of trees around our area and pledged to use eco-friendly products only.
Through your newspaper, I would like to reach out to other schools as well and encourage them to take similar initiatives in their schools. I hope these steps will be of certain help to the concerned authorities as well and they shall encourage competitions and awareness camps like these in future as well.
Question. Write a letter to the Editor-in-chief, Times of India, New Delhi, raising concern on the situation of girls in the society. Include the following points in your letter :
● Female foeticide
● Female education
● Female health and hygiene
12, Vasant Kunj,
29th December, 20XX
The Times of India,
Subject : Regarding the situation of girls in our society.
This letter is with regard to the new scheme of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ which has been recently launched by the government. Under this scheme, compulsory education for girls is being promoted and publicised a long with a stringent ban on female infanticide. Though the very objective of this scheme is wonderful and acclamation worthy, yet the ground reality after the implementation of this scheme is something else altogether.
In the recent past, I have come across various articles on the same initiative which centre around how important a girl child is. These articles sound beautiful when read for a brighter tomorrow, but the minutes we come out of this bubble, we see girls facing prejudices in almost every field of life. In spite of this scheme, millions of girls are still loitering around uneducated. Almost each day, about hundreds of girls are being killed inside the womb; and this is not just the story of villages and remote parts of the country. In metropolitan cities like Delhi and Mumbai, this evil practice continues without interruption. This condition makes me question the validity of this scheme. Just yesterday, I came across a group of girls from the outskirts of the town washing utensils and clothes, cleaning and gardening in houses to earn bread and butter for their families. This also becomes a case of child labour for all of them looked younger than 14 years.
The government should take strict steps against this. They should punish the people who employ kids as young as 7-8 years to work in their homes. The government should also plan on implementing new schemes to attract them towards school and run awareness programme for their parents to make them understand how important education is for their daughter. We live in a country where we worship girls as goddesses, it is high time, we start treating them like humans in reality.
I hope my letter will awake the concerned authorities and they shall take strict steps in the same direction.