15. Letter Writing Letters to Editors

Here’s How:

Letter to Editor : यह एक प्रकार का पत्र होता है जो समय-समय पर लोगों के द्वारा एक समाचार पत्र या पत्रिका के सम्पादक को अपने विभिन्न प्रकार के विचार, राय, शिकायत, सुझाव इत्यादि को व्यक्त करने के लिए लिखा जाता है।

एक सम्पादक को पत्र लिखने में निम्नलिखित बातों का ध्यान रखना चाहिये

1. अपना नाम, पता, ई-मेल का पता, फोन नम्बर इत्यादि को सबसे ऊपर देना नहीं भूलें क्योंकि एक समाचार-पत्र सम्पादक को इनकी आवश्यकता होती है । वह इसकी पूरी तरह से जाँच पड़ताल करने के बाद ही किसी भी समाचार या वक्तव्य को अपने समाचार-पत्र में स्थान देगा । 

2. यदि आप किसी पत्र या लेख का प्रत्युत्तर दे रहे हैं तो इसे सीधा ही कहें । अपने पत्र के मुख्य भाग में लेख का नाम पहले ही लिख दें । 

3. अपनी बात को संक्षिप्त में कहने का प्रयास करें । अपने पत्र में सारपूर्ण व बुद्धिमत्तापूर्ण विचारों को ही व्यक्त करें। 

4. एक पत्र में निम्नलिखित प्रारूप का अनुसरण करने का प्रयास करें
(i) पहले पैरा में अपनी समस्या बतायें व उनके प्रतिरोध को संक्षिप्त रूप में लिखने का प्रयास करें। 
(ii) दूसरे पैरा में अपने दृष्टिकोण के सहायक के रूप में कुछ वाक्यों को लिखने का प्रयास करें।
(iii) अंत में सारांश को जोरदार व बुद्धिमत्ता-पूर्ण लाइन के साथ समाप्त करें । 

5. अपने पत्र को दोबारा पढ़ लें क्योंकि एक पत्र-सम्पादक उन पत्रों की उपेक्षा कर देता है जिनमें व्याकरण सम्बंधी त्रुटियाँ पाई जाती हैं । यह पत्र सम्पादक के ऊपर एक बुरा प्रभाव छोड़ता है । 

6. यह भी याद रखें कि एक प्रसिद्ध समाचार पत्र को बहुत संख्या में पत्र प्राप्त होते हैं, इसलिए अपने पत्र का स्तर बनाये रखना चाहिये । यदि आप अपने पत्र को छपवाना ही चाहते हैं तो आरम्भ में आप छोटे समाचार पत्रों में प्रयास कर सकते हैं । 

7. यदि आप अपना नाम नहीं छपवाना चाहते हैं तो इसे स्पष्ट रूप से लिख दें । आप ऐसे किसी निर्देश या प्रार्थना को अलग पैरा में लिख सकते हैं । जैसे
“Please note : I do not want my full name to be published with this letter.” 

8. चूँकि आपके पत्र को सम्पादित किया जायेगा । अतः लम्बी बहस में अपने विषय को डुबोने का प्रयास न करके सीधे ही अपने मूल बिन्दु पर आ जाना चाहिये । किसी को आघात पहुँचाने वाली भाषा का प्रयोग नहीं करें । जरूरत से ज्यादा भावुक होने की कोशिश भी न करें । नीचे एक कम्पनी द्वारा एक समाचार सम्पादक को लिखे गये पत्र का नमूना दिया जा रहा है जिसमें कम्पनी से संबंधित छपी एक खबर का खण्डन दिया जा रहा है 
Company Name or Letterhead 
Address 
City State, Pin
Date

Addressee Address 
City State Pin 
Dear Sir 
In your March 1st issue of Daily News, you stated that our organization had been losing money ever since we launched our new product, Mixus, and we were on the brink of bankruptcy. The truth of the matter is that we have shown a profit in six out of the past eight quarters. In no way has Mixus been our downfall, as you imply. Our revenue for this product has been just slightly under our projections during this period of product introduction to our customers. As you are aware, such implications of impending bankruptcy directly affect our relationship with suppliers and distributors. We insist you immediately print a statement that corrects this misinformation. 
Yours faithfully
………………

Guidelines and Alternate Phrases

अपनी स्थिति से अवगत कराइये — किसी मामले पर सहमति या असहमति या समाचार में किसी त्रुटि को दर्शाइये। 

(i) I wholeheartedly agree with your position on……… 
(ii) I, too, become disturbed by report that says……. 
(iii) Your editorial statement on……is extremely premature. 
(iv) I disagree most definitely with…….. 
(v) In an August 6 article entitled “Candid Shots,” you printed very dated statistics on our company with regard to……. 

किसी त्रुटि की स्थिति में सही सूचना प्रदान कीजिये । यदि आप किसी मामले में बिल्कुल भिन्न विचार को प्रकट करने की सोच रहे हैं तो अपना कारण बताइये तथा यदि कोई आँकड़े हैं तो उनका स्रोत बताइये । 

(i) Request a retraction, if necessary, for erroneous information. 
(ii) We demand a retraction in your next issue. 
(iii) In an upcoming issue, please give the correct source of published statistics and explain the conditions under which the survey was done. 
(iv) We expect an immediate decision about retracting your claim. 
(v) In the next issue of your journal, we ask you to include our company among the other vendors listed as offering this service. 
(vi) We demand you correct this impression immediately with a statement to the effect that.

यदि आप किसी समाचार से सहमत हैं तो समाचार सम्पादक को उनके प्रयास के लिए धन्यवाद दीजिये । 

(i) Thank you for your vitally important contributions on the issue. 
(ii) We appreciate your service to the community. 
(iii) We appreciate seeing such thought-provoking opinions carried in your paper. 
(iv) Your efforts may save a life. Thank you. 
(v) We appreciate you for using your media spotlight so responsibly. 
(vi) Thank you for your concern as evidenced by your article on this disturbing trend. 
(vii) Thank you for putting the safety of the community above all. 
(viii) Thank you for expressing the issues so subtly and poignantly. 
(ix) You have done us all a great service today with this editorial. 
(x) You have treated the situation responsibly and with sensitivity. We commend you.
यहाँ पर आपकी सुविधा के लिए कुछ पत्र दिये जा रहे हैं जिनको देखकर अन्य पत्र लिखने का भी अभ्यास oor Handle

Examples of Letters to Editors 

Question 1.
Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the frequent breakdown of the water supply in your locality.
Answer:
Radha Nagar
Ajmer May 20, 20_ _ .
The Editor . 
Dainik Bhaskar 
Jaipur 
Subject: Frequent breakdown of the water supply 
Sir 
We shall be highly obliged if you kindly publish in your esteemed journal our complaint against the Municipal Committee about the frequent breakdown of the water supply in our locality. In spite of several complaints and reminders, there has been no improvement in the water supply system. It is the same as it was in the beginning. Water is supplied for only few hours and the time of supply is not fixed. The supply stops at any time. The amount is so small that it is hardly sufficient for drinking purposes. We hope that the Municipal Committee will immediately improve the water supply in this locality. 
Yours faithfully
Hari Prasad 

Word-meanings : esteemed = प्रतिष्ठित । frequent = बार-बार । breakdown = व्यवधान । reminders = स्मरण पत्र |

Question 2. 
We can read the news about atrocities against women everywhere. Write a letter to the editor of the Hindustan Times expressing your views. You are Sharad Chand from Jhalawar. 
Answer:
2-A-9 Housing Board Colony 
Jhalawar 
19 March 20..
The Editor 
Hindustan Times 
Jhalawar 
Subject : Atrocities committed against women 
Dear Sir, 
We all are pained to read news about atrocities committed against women. It is all the more distressful to see these events occurring everywhere. Equality in terms of gender is provided by the Indian Constitution. These events could harm the development of Indian society. The law keepers need to be more sensitive about their social responsibilities. The doers of such wicked actions must be punished severely.Let us work towards a peaceful and progressive society, so that, men and women can live in equality. 
Thanking you 
Yours faithfully 
Sharad Chand

Word-meanings : atrocity = अत्याचार | distressful = परेशान करने वाला | indication = संकेत । constitution = सविधान। progressive = प्रगतिशील। 

Question 3. 
Write a letter to the Editor of the Nav Bharat Times on the reckless driving of mini buses in Jaipur. 
Answer:
215 Mansarovar
Jaipur 
16 March 20.
The Editor 
Nav Bharat Times 
Jaipur 
Subject: Reckless driving of mini buses 
Dear Sir 
It is high time that proper steps should be taken to put a stop to the reckless driving of mini buses on the busiest and thickly populated roads of Jaipur city. Yesterday, an old man had a narrow escape from being run over by a mini bus. Such reckless driving causes fatal accidents when someone tries to cross the roads. It is often noted that the police take no notice of offenders, so minibus accidents occur almost daily. The traffic police should be strict in enforcing the rules and regulations for them. 
Yours faithfully 
Amit Lohar

Word-meanings : reckless = अन्धाधुंध I thickly = घने I had a narrow escape = बाल-बाल बचे । fatal = घातक | run over = कुचलना । offenders = अपराधी | occur = होना I strict = कठोर । enforcing = लागू करना ।

Question 4. 
Along with air and water pollution, our cities are also an attack of noise pollution. Marriage processions, DJs during wedding receptions, loud music from neighbourhood flats, etc. are all sources of noise which is not good for the old, the ailing and students. Write a letter to the Editor of a local newspaper describing the problem and making a request to the concerned authorities to solve it. You are Karan/Karuna, M 114, Mall Road, Delhi.
Answer:
M 114, Mall Road
Delhi 15th January 20_ _.
The Editor 
The Times of India 
New Delhi 
Subject : Noise Pollution- a serious problem
Sir 
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to highlight the causes of noise pollution and its possible remedy. It is well-known that our cities are suffering from air and water pollution and this state of affairs is on the rise. There is now another factor of noise pollution and this nonsense has been a means of pompousness. There are many reasons like marriage processions, DJs during wedding, loud music from neighbourhood flats, etc. Marriage processions have become a genesis of discomfiture to the commuters. They are plied on the roads, causing traffic Jams. There is a need to arrest this stir. I wish to request concerned authorities to look into the matter and make and enforce rules to regulate the things. 
I hope my request will be heeded to for a better social order of cities. 
With regards
Karuna 

Question 5.
Your residential area is facing sanitation problem as well as bad roads and drainage problems. Write a letter to the Editor of local newspaper complaining about it. You are Varun/Rita.
Answer:
4 Shivaji Colony
Jaisalmer 6 August 20.
The Editor Rajasthan Patrika Jaisalmer 
Subject: Regarding sanitation, bad roads and drainage problems 
Dear Sir 
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper I want to draw the attention of the Municipal Authorities of Jaisalmer regarding sanitation, bad roads and drainage problems of our residential area. Roads in our residential area are very dirty. The sweepers do not clean the roads regularly. The drainage system is quite defective. Dirty water flows on the road. There are heaps of dirt everywhere. Will the authorities concerned do something to improve the sanitation as well as bad roads and resolve drainage problems? 
Yours faithfully 
Varun

Word-meanings: esteemed = प्रतिष्ठित । sanitation = साफ-सफाई I drainage = पानी आदि की निकासी की प्रणाली resolve = हल करना।

Question 6. 
National Book Trust organised a week-long book fair at Anna Grounds, Chennai. You visited the fair and bought a few books. You were pleased with the arrangements, enthusiasm of the visitors and the fact that books have not yet lost their relevance in the world of the Internet. Write a letter to the Editor of a local newspaper to express your feelings. You are Lalit / Lata, 112, Mount road, Chennai.
Answer:
112 Mount Road
Chennai
3rd July 20.. 
The Editor 
The Hindu 
Chennai 
Subject : About visiting book-fair Sir It has given me immense pleasure and a feel of rapture to observe that the attraction towards books is not on the wạne at all. No doubt that we are ploughing through the domain of Internet. But this conception of many including mine washed off when I visited a week long book fair last week. I was extremely thrilled by way of observing number of people thronging the venue and their enthusiasm in purchasing books on different topics. I also purchased four books. Summarily, I feel no doubt in accepting that the charm of books is not at all plummeting despite the rampant percolation of Internet. 
Truly yours
Lata 

Question 6. 
Imagine that you are Prachi Mehta from Rajgarh. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The India Today’ expressing your resentment on the attack on your privacy by mobile companies. 
Answer:
R .K. Puram
Rajgarh 26 January 20.
The Editor 
The India Today Delhi 
Subject: Regarding attack on privacy by mobile companies 
Dear Sir 
Our privacy is indeed at risk due to the aggressive telemarketing fostered and supported by mobile service providers. I have a Reliance mobile connection. I activated DNC (Do Not Call) this December. I was free from unwanted calls just for a month. After that, the whole barrage of calls and messages began again. Now, I have to apply afresh. It will take 90 days to be activated again. I think that the spam SMS senders should be penalised. Only then we might see a stop to this menace. 
Yours faithfully

Word-meanings : aggressive = आक्रामक । fostered = संवर्धित । barrage = बौछार | spam = अवांछिताtele-marketing = टेलीफ़ोन के माध्यम से विज्ञापन | menace = कष्टप्रद वस्तु | penalise = दण्डित करना।

Question 7. 
Imagine that you are Ravi Verma from Jaipur. Write a letter to the Editor of Dainik Nav Jyoti on keeping Jaipur clean.
Answer:
25 Jamana Nagar
Jaipur 24 March 20.. 
The Editor Dainik Nav Jyoti Jaipur 
Subject :Keep Jaipur clean Dear Sir I have been reading so much in the newspapers about keeping Jaipur clean, but I have just one question to ask. Where are the dustbins ? A busy place like-Sindhi Camp bus stand has no proper dustbins. There are no dustbins on the roads. Major roads like – MI Road and other such busy roads have no dustbins. It is the time for the Jaipur authorities to do something in this matter. I am sure that Jaipureans will use dustbins if these are easily accessible. We should be practical and realistic when we talk about a clean Jaipur. So, now it is wake up time when we get together to keep our city neat and clean. 
Yours faithfully
Ravi Verma 

Word-meanings: accessible = पहुँच के योग्य | absolutely = पूरी तरह | realistic = यथार्थवादी । 

Question 8. 
Imagine that you are Pooja Sharma from Jhalawar. You have seen a photograph of some
bikers on the front page of Dainik Sawera with three riders on each and splashing water filled on the road due to heavy rain. Write a letter to the Editor expressing your objection
on such pictures being published. 
Answer:
23 Indra Vihar Colony
Opposite Govt Hospital 
Jhalawar 
14 December 20_ _ 
The Editor Dainik Sawera 
Jaipur 
Subject : Expressing objection on indecent pictures 
Dear Sir 
I absolutely disagree with the picture published on the front page of your leading newspaper. Though it is good to have good rain but my objection is regarding the photograph. It showed some bikers driving very fast on the road filled with water. They were splashing water on the pedestrians. There were three riders on each bike. This is open violation of traffic rules. Again, they were not wearing helmets. It is also a violation. It is wrong to splash water on pedestrians. A leading newspaper like yours should not publish such pictures 
Yours faithfully 
Pooja Sharma

Word-meanings’: splashing = उड़ाना, उछालना। pedestrians = पैदल चलने वाले लोग। violation = उल्लंघन।

Question 9.
Public demonstration causes a lot of disturbance in daily routine of common man. You almost missed your important entrance examination as people blocked the highway. As Tarun/Taruna, a student aspiring to be a doctor, write a letter in the Editor of The Times of India highlighting the need to discourage such demonstrations and disturbance by public on highways which causes a great loss of time and opportunity for many.
Answer:
155-A Rani Bazar 
Bikaner 
January 10, 20- -,
The Editor Nav Jyoti Kota 
Subject Inconvenience Caused to Public Due to Protest & Demonstration 
Sir 
Through the columns of your newspaper, I wish to express my concern over the problem of demonstrations and strikes. The people who suffer the most with demonstrations and strikes are the common people. I myself became the victim of one such public demonstration; I could not reach my entrance exam for JEE on time and missed it. These strikes, protests and demonstrations cause many inconveniences to people. 

Some of the many demerits of strikes and protests, are given below : 
(a) People face inconvenience. 
(b) Supply of essential goods and services is affected. 
(c) Sick or critically ill people can’t be moved from one place to another. 
(d) Production of essential goods is affected. 
(e) Public property is damaged. 
(f) Schools, colleges, and universities are shut down. 
(g) The poor people who earn their wages on daily basis don’t get work and wages.
Through the medium of your esteemed daily I appeal to people and the Government to join hands against each protests and strikes. If they have anything to protest they may do it peacefully, without resorting to violence, damaging public property, etc. The Government must also make strict rules and regulations against violent protests and strikes. 
Thanking you 
Yours truly,
Taruna 

Question 10. 
Imagine that you are Ved Prakash from Ajmer. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘Jan Jagaran’ expressing your suggestion on expensive marriage ceremonies. 
Answer:
306 Alwar Gate
Ajmer 26 February 20 
The Editor 
Jan Jagran 
Jaipur 
Sunset : Views on expensive marriage ceremonies 
Dear Sir 
Marriage ceremony is an important ceremony, but today it is becoming very expensive.Parents spend their income of hard labour and savings of years on band, light-decoration, tent etc in a few hours. If they give this money to their son or daughter, their future life will be much better. The question is “Does, a person from society go to ask the poor whether he has taken food or not ?” Nobody comes for the help. Then why there is such ostentation in the society? 
Yours faithfully, 
Ved Prakash.’ 

Word-meanings : ostentation = आडम्बर, तड़क-भड़क

Question 11.
Imagine that you are Aditya from Adarsh Nagar, Jaipur. Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Times of India’expressing your suggestion on child labour in India.
Answer:
37 Adarsh Nagar
Jaipur 25 November 20.
Cungryn veure-
The Editor 
The Times of India New Delhi 
Subject : Views regarding child labour in India Dear Sir, Even after 70 years of India’s independence, it is bone-chilling and blood-curdling to have a look at the children being enslaved by the eerie shadow of manual labour and being forbidden to avail school education. Child labour is banned in India by the government but still we can see a number of children working at many places. They are compelled to do even hazardous jobs. There should be public awakening in this matter, and strict action should be taken. 
Yours faithfully
Aditya 

Word-meanings : bone-chilling = हाड़ कंपा देने वाली | blood-curdling = खून जमा देने वाली । | enslaved = दासता में होना | eerie = डरावनी | avail = लाभ उठाना | compelled = बाध्य करना। awakening = जागृति ।

Question 12. 
Imagine that you are Shashank Dubey from Jodhpur. Write a letter to the Editor of Lokswami expressing grief over the children committing crimes. 
Answer:
P-51 Shri Ram Marg
Jodhpur 
12 December 20..
The Editor 
Lokswami 
Jodhpur 
Subject : Children committing crimes
Dear Sir 
Time and again we read about children committing crimes (e.g. the four boys accused of stabbing another boy….now being tried as adults). My question is: where are the parents and why are they not being brought up to answer and be responsible for their child’s behaviour ? Children learn by example. Sometimes that example is by something not being done or a parent not standing up for a principle. Parents need be held accountable for their children committing such types of wicked crimes. 
Yours faithfully
Shashank 

Word-meanings : stab = चाकू मारना । held accountable = जिम्मेदार ठहराना । wicked = दुष्ट । accused = दोषी ठहराना । brought up = चर्चा चलाना | standing for a principle = एक अच्छे आचरण के | समर्थन में कुछ कहना।

Question 13. 
Write a letter to the editor of a local daily emphasising the need to maintain clean surroundings and thereby feel proud of a clean nation. You are Rajni/Rajesh of B-5/147 Swadeshi Vihar Delhi.
Answer:
B-5/147 Swadeshi Vihar
Delhi
16th April, 20_ _.
The Editor Navbharat Times Delhi 
Subject: Need to maintain clean surroundings 
Respected 
Sir 
Through your esteemed column, I would like to emphasize the need to maintain clean surroundings. If we want to be cheerful and healthy, the surroundings play a vital role. Clean air, pure water and clean environment give us a joyful life. The ultimate responsibility lies on our shoulders. By limiting the use of diesel/petrol driven vehicles, planting more and more trees, doing physical exercise, we can live a healthy life. It is a matter of pride to live in a clean nation. Through your newspaper, I want to highlight the vital importance of clean surroundings. 
Yours Sincerely
Rajni Rajesh 

Question 14. 
Write a letter to the Editor of the ‘Rajasthan Patrika’, Banswara regarding frequent breakdown of power. 
Answer:
154 Hari Om Nagar
Banswara 
20 June 20.
The Editor 
The Rajasthan Patrika 
Banswara
Subject Frequent breakdown of power Sir Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to draw an attention on the authorities concerned of the Rajasthan State Electricity Board to the problem of frequent breakdown of power in Banswara city. The supply of power is cut now and then without any notice. Even the big festivals like Diwali or Christmas have to be celebrated in darkness. During Board examinations, we suffer due to power break-down, We fail to study properly. There have been many incidents of theft, purse snatching, due to power failure. Will the authorities of the Rajasthan State Electricity Board do something to redress our difficulties and earn a good name for the department?
Yours faithfully
Mohan Lal 

Word-meanings : esteemed = सम्मानित, column = स्तम्भ breakdown = बिजली की कटैती have to be celebrated = मनाने होते हैं । earn a good name= यश प्राप्त करना ।

Question 15. 
Write a letter to the Editor about the nuisance of loudspeakers during the examination days.
Or 
Write a letter to the editor of the ‘Dainik Bhaskar’complaining against noise pollution in your area giving suggestion to reduce it. 
Answer:
17 Bihari Pura
Duasa 10 March 20.
The Editor Dainik Bhaskar Dausa
Subject: Regarding nuisance caused by loudspeakers during exams 
Sir 
Through your esteemed daily I want to draw the attention of the authorities concerned that nowadays the examination of the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan is going on. The loud-speakers keep blaring throughout the night due to which we are unable to prepare ourselves for the examination, since the noise interferes in our studies. If these loudspeakers continue to create disturbance, we may fail in the examination. It is, therefore, earnestly requested to put a ban against the use of loudspeakers during our examination days. I hope that the authorities concerned will pay attention to solve this problem of the students. 
Yours faithfully
Hari Singh 

Word-meanings: blaring = ऊँची कर्कश ध्वनि उत्पन्न करते हैं। interfere = व्यवधान डालना । 

Question 16. 
Write a letter to the Editor of ‘The Times of India’ about the poor lighting arrangement in your city.
Answer:
Rana Pratap Nagar .
Jhalawar 28 July 20. 
The Editor 
The Times of India Jaipur 
Subject: Poor lighting arrangement in the city Sir Through the esteemed columns of your newspaper I wish to attract the attention of the authorities concerned of the Jhalawar Municipal Board to the poor lighting arrangement in the city. Being an old city, Jhalawar has many narrow streets. Unfortunately, the lighting arrangement too is very old and poor. So, most of the streets remain dark due to lack of proper street lights. Will the Municipal authorities do something to solve the problem and earn a good name for the department ? Yours faithfully
Nirmal Kumar 

Word-meanings : for want of = कमी के कारण। fused = फ्यूज हुए । outdated = पुराना। 

Question 17. 
You are Ankush or Anu living at 3-Basant Vihar, Ajmer. Write a letter to the Editor, the Times of India, Jaipur expressing your views on the topic, ‘Influence of mobile and internet on students’.
Answer:
3-Basant Vihar
Ajmer 12 February 20_ _. 
The Editor The Times of India Jaipur 
Subject: The influence of mobile and internet on students 
Sir 
It will be very kind of you if you please publish my views about the ‘influence of mobile and internet on students’ in column of your esteemed newspaper. Today we can see a smart phone in the hand of every student. It has made life very easy, it has too many drawbacks. The smart phone is taking the students into its grip. They are spoiling their lives on it. They use it to play games, mere chatting or visiting the sites that they must not visit. It is time for the parents that they must think about the future of their children and must curb the use of smart phone and internet. 
Yours faithfully 
Ankush

Word-meanings: drawbacks = कमियाँ । grip = पकड़ ।spoiling = खराब कर रहे । curb = रोक लगाना। 

Question 18. 
You are Mukesh/Meenakshi of class XII. Write a letter to the editor of ‘The Times of India’ about terrorism which is a wide-spread problem in the world.
Answer:
95 Mohan Nagar
Banswara 
21 January 20 — 
The Editor The Times of India New Delhi 
Subject : Terrorism a wido-spread problem 
Sir 
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I want to highlight the problem of terrorism which is spreading across the world. There are many states in India which are under the threat of terrorism. Likewise in the world, most countries are facing this problem. People feel insecure in such environment. Man has lost faith in man. 

If we want to live in peace, we should face this problem boldly. Government should take the strongest action against terrorists. All countries must come on a single platform in the fight against terrorism without thinking about caste, creed, religion, sex, etc. 
Thanking you 
Yours faithfully 
Mukesh / Meenakshi.

Word-meanings : harmful = हातिकारक, terrorism = आतंकवाद 

Question 19. 
Write a letter to the Editor of The Hindustan Times about ‘Preservation of Wildlife’. You are Sumit / Sunita of class XII. 
Answer:
35 Bansal Apartments
New Friends’ Colony 
Jodhpur 
16 August 20_ _.
The Editor 
The Hindustan 
Times New Delhi 
Subject – Preservation of Wildlife Sir Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I want to highlight the disappearance of wild animals and the need of their preservation. Now a days, we see disappearance of wild animals due to deforestation, greed for adventure, money, etc. Many species of wild animals are almost extinct due to man’s greed. Though the government has initiated many programmes for preserving the wild animals yet no fruitful result has been acquired. Wildlife Week is celebrated every year in the first week of October. I wish that now onwards, not a single wild animal should be killed for the sake of fulfilling man’s greed.
Thanking you 
Yours faithfully
Sumit/Sunita 

Word-meanings : species = प्रजाति, extinct = विलुप्त, immense = अत्याधिक

15. Letter Writing Letters to Editors