8. Notice Writing

A notice is a printed or written announcement to inform, or caution or warn people. Some notices are in the form of information of public importance or a caution sounded in advance against some impending threat of natural calamities like an earthquake or volcanic eruption or cyclone. These notices are used to inform a particular section of society or people at large. Printed notices generally appear in newspapers or magazines. 

Departmental and educational notices are displayed on the notice-boards meant for the purpose in the schools, colleges or offices. Notices are very effective tools of information to reach a large number of individuals in a very short time.

Notices should be brief but clear and effective in communicating the message. School students are mainly required to write notices for displaying information about the activities or an events to be organized by the Students Union/Cultural Club/Debate Scoiety and Alumnae Association or such other bodies. 

Notice (नोटिस) लोगों को सूचित करने, चेतावनी देने या सावधानी बरतने हेतु एक मुद्रित या लिखित घोषणा है। कुछ Notices पूर्व में दी गई सार्वजनिक महत्त्व की सूचना या सचेत करने की सूचना के रूप में होती हैं, जो आने वाली प्राकृतिक आपदाओं, जैसे भूकम्प या ज्वालामुखी विस्फोट या चक्रवात की सूचना देती हैं। इन Notices का प्रयोग समाज के किसी विशिष्ट वर्ग या सामान्य जनता को सूचित करने हेतु किया जाता है। मुद्रित Notices सामान्यतः समाचार-पत्रों या पत्रिकाओं में प्रस्तुत होती हैं । 

विभागीय व शैक्षणिक Notices स्कूल, कॉलेज या कार्यालयों में इस प्रयोजन हेतु लगे सूचना-पट्टों पर प्रदर्शित की जाती हैं । कम समय में अधिकाधिक व्यक्तियों तक सूचना पहुँचाने में Notices बहुत प्रभावशाली साधन हैं । Notices को संक्षिप्त किंतु स्पष्ट व प्रभावकारी रूप से संदेश पहुँचाने में सक्षम होना चाहिए।

स्कूली विद्यार्थियों से Notices लिखने की अपेक्षा मुख्यतः विद्यार्थी संघ/सांस्कृतिक क्लब/वाद-विवाद सोसाइटी व पूर्व-विद्यार्थी संगठन द्वारा आयोजित कार्यकलापों या समारोहों के विषय में सूचना प्रदर्शित करने हेतु की जाती है। Important points to bear in mind while writing notices : Notices लिखते समय ध्यान में रखने योग्य महत्त्वपूर्ण बिन्दु : 

1. Notices are written in a simple and formal language.
Notices सरल व औपचारिक भाषा में लिखी जाती हैं । 

2. Notices for school notice-boards are meant to inform students about important activities to be held or they are in the form of important announcements. 
विद्यालय के सूचना-पट्टों पर दी गई Notices विद्यार्थियों को होने वाले महत्त्वपूर्ण कार्याकलापों की सूचना या महत्त्वपूर्ण घोषणाओं को देने के उद्देश्य से प्रयुक्त होती हैं । 

3. These notices or announcements should be to the point and brief. At the same time they should contain all necessary information.
यह सूचनाएँ या घोषणाएँ सार्थक, संक्षिप्त होनी चाहिए। साथ ही इनमें सभी आवश्यक सूचना होनी चाहिए। 

4. The date of displaying the notice should be clearly written either at the right-hand top or left-hand bottom of the notice.
प्रदर्शित करने की तारीख ऊपर दायीं ओर या बायीं तरफ नीचे स्पष्ट रूप से लिखी होनी चाहिए। 

5. The notice should bear the signature of the person/authority issuing it along with his designation written below.

Examples of Notices: 

Question 1. 
As the Games Secretary of the Students’ Council, you are to select a school cricket team to take part in the district level tournament. Draft a notice for the school noticeboard inviting students for selection as players and informing them about the match.
Answer:

Govt Senior Secondary School 
Shrimadhopur (Sikar)
Notice

September 4, 20–

District Level Cricket Tournament

Our school is sending its cricket team to take part in the district level tournament being held in Sikar from September 21 to September 26. The players desirous to be in the school team may send their names to the undersigned by September 7. We will have school level matches to select the team on September 15 and 16. Only the selected ones will represent our school. Ashutosh Sharma Games Secretary


Question 2.
You are the secretary of the English Debating Society of your school. Write a notice informing the students to participate in debate.

Govt Senior Secondary School, Dudu 

5 August, 20- –

Notice
A Debate Competition 

A debate will take place on August 20, 20.. in Multi Purpose Hall of our school at 2 p.m. The subject for the debate is, “In the opinion of the house the pen is mightier than the sword.” Those who are interested in taking part in the debate, should see the undersigned on or before 14th of August. All are requested to attend the debate. Mahendra Prasad Secretary English Debating Society 


Question 3. 
Suppose you are the Principal of a school. Write a notice for the closure of the school on account of the festïval ‘Holi’.
Answer:

Govt Senior Secondary School
Lalsot (Dausa)

20 March 20…

Notice
Holi Holidays

School will remain closed on account of Holi from 21st to 26th of March 20… It will re-open on 27th March. Students should take their assignments from their subject teachers and complete them before coming to school. B. N. Shukla Principal


Question 4. 
Your school is going to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October. As the secretary of Cultural Club, draft a notice informing students to give their names for speech, poem, etc. related to the event.
Answer:

Subhash S. S. School, Ajmer
Notice

23 September 20–

Gandhi Jayanti 

Our school is going to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October. All the students, who are interested, may give their names to the undersigned by 30 September for speech and poem, etc. related to the event.
Shubham Sanket, 
XII-B
Secretary Cultural Club 


Question 5. 
The students’ council of your school has organized an excursion to Goa for the students of class XII during the autumn break. As a President of the Council, write a notice informing the students about this excursion. Sign yourself as Ravi/Raveena. 
Answer:

Senior Students Council 
Government Senior Secondary School, Baya (Sikar) 

02 September 20–

Notice
Excursion To Goa 

Our school is organising a five-day tour to Goa during the coming AUTUMN BREAK. We’ll leave for Goa on 15 September and return on 19 September. Interested students of class XII may deposit * 4500 and written acceptance of their parents to the undersigned by September 10.
Ravi
President
Students Council 


Question 6.
Your school has decided to arrange a medical check-up for the students. Draft a notice to inform the students about the same.
Answer:

Govt Senior Secondary School Malpura 

5 September 20.

Notice
Medical Check Up

All the students are hereby informed that the school has decided to arrange a medical check-up for the students. A medical team is coming to school at 10 a.m. on 15 September for this purpose. The students are advised to report for the check-up at the appointed time in the conference hall. B. L. Gupta Principal.


Question 7.
Write a notice to inform about a meeting of the Students’ Union. 
Answer:

Sunrise Public School, Jaipur
Notice 
Students’ Union Meeting

July 5, 20 — 

All members of the school’s Students’ Union are hereby informed that an extraordinary meeting of the Union will be held at 3.00 p.m. on July 12, 20- – in the school auditorium. In case of any clarification, contact the undersigned between 2 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. on any working day. Virendra Nagpal (Secretary)


Question 8.
Write a notice to inform students about the Annual Prize Distribution Function
Answer: 

Ideal Educational Academy, Jhalawar
Notice 
Annual Prize Distribution Function

February 10, 20_ _

All the students are hereby informed that the school’s Annual Prize Distribution Function will be held at 11 a.m., February 20, 20_ _ in the school auditorium. All the awardees are directed to meet the undersigned on any working day to receive instructions regarding dress code, etc. Pratap Jain Cultural Secretary 


Question 9.
Write a notice on ‘Celebration of Cultural Week’.
Answer:

St. Paul’s School, Kota
Notice 
Cultural Week Celebrations

November 15, 20  _ _

The Cultural Week Celebrations of the school will be held from November 22 to November 28, 20_ _. An hour-long cultural show will be performed from 11 a.m. on each day. Students interested in presenting items such as songs, dance, short plays or folk fancy dress are directed to register their names latest by 20th November with the undersigned. Vineeta Mehta (Secretary-Cultural Club)


Question 10.
Write a notice on ‘Inter-class Debate Competition’.
Answer:

Amity School, Baran
Notice 
Inter-School Debate Competition

August 10, 20_ _ 

Students are hereby informed that an Inter-School Debate Competition will be held at 3 p.m. on 18 August at Tagore School, Baran. Students interested in representing the school in the contest must meet the undersigned latest by August 12 during school hours for selection to the debating team.

Vandana Prakash
(Secretary-Debating Society)


Question 11. 
Write a notice on ‘International Yoga Day Celebration’ on 21 June. 
Answer:

Parth Academy, Udaipur
Notice 
International Yoga Day Celebration

June 15, 20_ _.

All students are hereby informed that International Yoga Day Celebrations are going to be held on June 21, from 9. a.m. onwards in the school assembly hall. The programme will include talks and slide shows on benefits of yoga, besides demonstrations by renowned Yoga experts. All students are invited to attend.

Mohit Suri
(Secretary, Yoga Club) 


Question 12. 
Write a notice on ‘Quiz-Competition’.
Answer:

Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Jaipur
Notice 
Quiz Competition

December 2, 20_ _

Students are hereby informed that an Inter-house Quiz Competition will be held on December 10, 20_ _ in the school auditorium at 2. p.m. Students interested in participating are requested to meet their house masters for selection and trials latest by 5 December. Winning teams will get attractive prizes and certificates.
Alok Kapoor
(Secretary-Quizzing Club) 


Question 13. 
Write a notice on ‘Friendly Cricket Match with the Lions Club’.
Answer:

Excel Academy, Alwar
Notice
Friendly Cricket Match

January 5, 20 —

All students are hereby informed that a Friendly Cricket Match (T-20) against Lions’ Club will be held on January 10, 20_ _ from 9 a.m. onwards in the school playground. All members of the school cricket team should contact the undersigned latest by Jan-7 for practice, and selection trials. All students are invited to witness the match and encourage the school team.
Mahesh Kumar
(Captain)


Question 14. 
Write a notice on ‘Clean India/Swachh Bharat Awareness Camp’ in a nearby village. 
Answer:

St. John’s School, Dausa
Notice
Swachh Bharat Awareness Camp

October 20, 20_ _

All students of classes IX to XII are hereby informed that the school has organised a ‘Swachh Bharat Awareness Camp’ at the nearby village of Lalsot on October 27, 20_ _ The camp will educate villagers on personal hygiene and waste disposal
methods. A leading NGO (Nirmala) is collaborating on the event. Concerned students are requested to participate and make the effort a success. 
S.K. Sharma 
(Principal)


Question 15.
 Suppose you have lost your watch. Write a notice requesting the students to return it to you if anyone has found it.
Answer:

Govt Senior Secondary School, Kaman 

6 August, 20 – –

Notice 

 I have lost my wrist watch on the school playground today morning. It is of Titan make with a white dial and steel chain. Tea and friendship are promised to the person who has found it and will return it to me. 
Anish Kumar 
Class XII A


Question 16. 
As the Principal of National Public School, Ramnagar, draft a notice informing students of the change in school timings with effect from the 1st of October. State valid reasons for the change.
Answer:

National Public School, Ram Nagar

20 September 20 _ _

Notice

Change In School TIMINGS All the teachers and students are hereby informed that the timings of school are changing from the 1st of October due to coming winter. The new timings are as follows : 9.30 a.m. to 3.40 p.m.
Principal 


Question 17. 
The Principal, Sunshine Public School, Dindigual has invited the Inspector of Police (Traffic) to deliver a lecture on ‘Road Safety’ in her school. Draft a notice informing the students to assemble in the school auditorium.
Answer.

Sunshine Public School, Dindigul

April 12, 20_ _

Notice
Lecture On Road Safety 

All the students are hereby informed that our school has invited Mr. Mohan Verma, the Inspector of Police (Traffic), to deliver a lecture on ‘Road Safety’. The seminar will take place in the school auditorium at 11.00 am on April 14, 20_  _ .All students are requested to assemble in the school auditorium in time. Rakesh Khandelwal (Class XII)


Question 18. 
Your are Abhinav/Aarti. You have planned a two-week course to help the children of your Group Housing Society, Vikas Sadan, Agra to acquire spoken communication skills in english. Prepare a notice for the society’s notice-board, stating the objective of the course, its timings, venue and other necessary details. Request the children of the society to join the course as it will be very useful and interesting. 
Answer:

Group Housing Society
Vikas Sadan, Agra
Notice
Course On Spoken English

April 12, 20_ _

A two week course has been planned to help the children of 13 to 19 years of age. It is to acquire spoken communication skills in English. The fee free course will commence from 25th April 20_ _. So all the children of the society should gather in the Community Hall along with their age proof for enrolment and then to join the course from 7 to 9 p.m. daily. This course will very useful, interesting and career-oriented. 
Abhinav/Aarti
Secretary 


Question 19. 
Suppose you are Arvind, studying in Government Senior Secondary School, Junagarh, Gujarat. As you are the secretary of the students’ union, write a notice telling about the Children’s Day to be celebrated on 14th November 20_ _
Answer:

Govt Senior Secondary School, Junagarh
Notice

November 3, 20_ _.

Children’s Day

All the students are informed that we are going to celebrate Children’s Day
(Bal Diwas) on 14th November 20_ _ .in our school campus. There will be a Children’s Fair. The students who want to install their shops may give their names and types of the shop to the undersigned by November 10, 20_ _ . Arvind Secretary Students’ Union


Question 20. 
You are Nikunj/Avantika. As secretary of Ex-serviceman Housing society of your locality, you have organized a cultural programme in aid of the blind people of your town Virat Nagar. Write a notice for your locality’s noticeboard, providing all information about the programme.
Answer:

Ex-Serviceman Housing Society, Viratnagar

25 July 20_ _.

Notice
A Cultural Programme

All the people of our town are informed that a cultural programme-a drama on ‘Satyavadi Harishchandra’ is going to be staged in the hall of our Housing Society. It is organised for the help of the blind people of our town. You are requested to attend the programme and contribute the fund generously.
Nikunj
Secretary


Question 21. 
You Are Yashpal/Deepika Studying In Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Ajmer. Your School Is Organising An Educational Tour To Mt. Abu. Draft A Notice Informing The Students Of Class XII
Answer:

Govt. Senior Sec. School, Ajmer

16 September 20.

Notice
Tour Of Mt. Abu

All The Students Of Xii Class Are Informed About An Educational Tour To Mt. Abu Organised By History Club As Per The Given Programme: Span-7 Days (3rd Oct To 9th Oct) Own School Bus With Cooks Under History & Geography Teachers Fee ₹ 2350/- Only Per Head Those Who Are Interested May Contact The Undersigned Before 30 September. A Written Acceptance Of Their Parents Is Also A Must.
Yashpal
Secretary, History Club 


Question 22.
You Are Govind/Charu Studying In Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Kota. Your School Is Organising
A Blood Donation Camp In Your Locality. Draft A Notice Informing The Students Of Class Xii.
Answer:

Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kota
Notice
Blood Donation Camp

July 15, 20_ _

All The Students Of Class Xii Are Hereby Informed That A Blood Donation Camp Is Being Organised On July 20th Instant At The District Hospital Kota. The Event Is Being Coordinated By The Lion’s Club Kota. Students Are Requested To Donate Blood At The Camp.
Govind/Charu
President
The Students’ Union


Question 23. 
You Are The Editor Of Your School Magazine. Draft A Notice For Your School Students And Staff Members Inviting Articles, Sketches, Etc For Your School Magazine. Sign As Pqs Of Govt S.S. School Sitapur.
Or 
Your School Is Going To Publish Its 25th Annual Magazine Next Month. Write A Notice Inviting The Articles From Students. 
Answer:

Govt. Senior Secondary School, Sitapur 20 March 20.
Notice
Articles For Magazine

Our School Is Going To Publish 25th Annual Magazine In The Month Of April. All The Students And Staff Members, Who Are Interested, May Send Their Articles And Sketches To Be Published In The Magazine Latest By 31 March 20_ _.
P Q S
Editor

8. Notice Writing