Question. As an aware citizen of the country, you are concerned about the increase in road accidents in the metropolitan cities of India. Interpret the data given below and using your own ideas, write a letter in about 100-120 words to the newspaper ‘The Chronicle’. You are Arun/ Anita.
Ans. 12, Patliputra Colony
8th March, 20××
Sub: Increase in Road Accidents in Metros
Let me express my great concern and anxiety at the increase in road accidents in the metropolitan cities of India.
It is quite disturbing that over the last few years there has been a steady increase in the number of accidents in all the major cities. The year 1998 accounted for near by 1300 accidents. With in six years the graph shows a regular rise. In the year 2004 the number of accidents rose to 1425. These accidents resulted in the loss of many precious lives. Most of these accidents were caused by rash and negligent driving. Drinking and driving has become quite a common feature. The rules of the road safety and caution are thrown to the winds. The concerned authorities must give
exemplary punishments to the rash and negligent drivers. Drinking and driving can’t go together. The defaulters must be heavily fined or punished. The traffic police must enforce the rules and culture of the road very strictly. Only then our roads will be safe and secure.
Question. You are Ram/Rehana. You genuinely feel that despite the ban on tobacco-related advertisements and the law against smoking in public places, the consumption of tobacco and its products is on the rise in India. You are of the opinion that banning such adds will not serve the purpose. The government should come out with a blanket ban on the use of tobacco and the closure of tobacco industry. Only such drastic measures will eliminate this evil. You decide to write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing your views and suggestions. Using the hints given below together with your own ideas, write this letter in about
Smoking in public — law not effective — consumption of tabacco and its product — alarming rise in cases of oral and lung cancer — blanket ban must — closure of tabacco industry — drastic measures and exemplary punishments — awareness among public.
Ans. 12, M.G. Road
20th March, 20××
Sub: Ban on Tabacco and closure of Tobacco Industry
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I want to highlight that the steps taken by the Government against smoking have proved quite inadequate and ineffective. Only a blanket ban on the use of tobacco and the closure of tobacco industry will root this evil out of the country.
No doubt, the Government has made tobacco related advertisements mandatory. It has also passed the law against smoking in public places. But these steps have not produced the desired results. The consumption of tobacco and tobacco products is growing steadily in India. About nine lakh people die of tobacco related diseases every year. Deadly diseases like cancer have shown a steady rise. Addiction to tobacco, the silent killer, is increasing, particularly among the youths and students. The Government must eliminate the root cause of this evil. No doubt, tobacco is a great source of revenue for the Government. But millions of lives are more precious than earning this revenue. The only way to solve this problem is the closure of tobacco industry and complete ban on smoking and consumption of tobacco. Earlier, the better.
Question. Taking help from the information given below write a letter to the editor of a national daily expressing your concern and dismay on the rise of terrorism and naxal activities in many parts of the country.
• Terrorist activities in J & K and Nagaland
• Naxal activities in Bihar, Jharkhand, Bengal and Andhra Pradesh
• Cancerous growth; loss of innocent lives
• Crush terrorist activities
• Economic and agrarian reforms to contain Naxalism
• International fight against terrorism
Ans. 12, Residency Road
20th March, 20××
Sub: Combating Terrorism and Naxalism
Through the columns of your esteemed national daily, I want to express my deep concern and dismay at the growing terrorist and naxal activities in different parts of India.
Terrorism seems to have become a part and parcel of life in this problem-ridden world. In India, terrorism flourished on a big scale only in the 1990s in Jammu and Kashmir. Before that we had isolated terrorist activities in Nagaland and Mizoram. But Jammu and Kashmir’s terrorist groups have highlighted their widespread activities on an international scale. ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’ ‘Jaish-e-Mohammad’ and ‘Hizbul Mujahideen’ have international links. They are morally and materially supported and funded by Pakistan. Our armed forces must equip themselves fully to root out terrorists hideouts from the Indian soil.
Naxalism is a different problem. It grew in Bengal and Andhra due to economic, social and agrarian disparities. Influenced by Maoism, the Naxalites have spread their activities in many other parts of India including Jharkhand, Orissa and Maharashtra. Removing economic and social disparities and introducing agrarian reforms can attack at the basic roots of Maoists. The police and the armed forces can’t allow and condone violence and murders of innocent people. The armed might of the state must crush all such anti-national activities. Earlier it is done better it will be for peace and prosperity in India.
Question. Using the information given below, write a letter to the editor of a national daily highlighting the urgent need of opening a good public library in your area.
• Nawab Ganj, Bhopal.
• No library in the area.
• Lower class income groups can’t afford to buy books and magazines.
• Public library with a good reading room.
Ans. 12, Nawab Ganj
20th March, 20××
Sub: Opening of a Public Library in the Area
Through the columns of your prestigious national daily, I want to highlight the urgent need for opening a public library in Nawab Ganj. I am a resident of Nawab Ganj, Bhopal. Mostly people belonging to lower income groups live in this colony. It is difficult to imagine that the people of the area are deprived of having a good public library.
There are quite a sizeable number of students living in this area. They can’t afford to buy books, periodicals and magazines. The high prices of books and magazines dampen their reading spirit and passion. A good library can serve the needs of the people. There are many who like serious reading of the classics. Others like to read Shakespeare, Keats, Wordsworth, Prem Chand and Tagore. The young people may like light reading like comics and sports magazines. Only a good library can serve the needs of all the residents of the area. I hope the concerned authorities will take immediate steps to meet the genuine demands of the residents of Nawab Ganj.
Question. Taking help from the information given below, write a letter to the editor of a national daily urging the need for constructing a stadium and gymnasium in your locality in Ranchi.
• Ranchi, a capital city; lack of facilities for sports and games.
• Need for the construction of a stadium and a modern gym.
• Necessary for the upliftment of sports and games
• Stadium and gym. provide a big incentive to sports and games.
Ans. 12, Circular Road
20th February, 20××
The Times of India
Sub: A New Stadium and Gymnasium
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I strongly highlight the need for a new stadium and gymnasium in Ranchi.
Ranchi, the beautiful capital of Jharkhand provides little facilities for sports and games to the young men and women. I live in a new colony which has no stadium or a gymnasium. A new stadium and a modern gymnasium well equipped with the latest aerobic machines will meet the requirements of the sports lovers of the area. A good stadium can serve multiple purposes. Good tracks and courts can meet the needs of the prospective athletes and budding sportsmen of the area. With ultramodern fixtures, light and sound systems, it can easily become the new cultural hub of the city. The Ministry has accepted the proposal in principle and promised an immediate follow-up action. We hope that the authorities will not delay the legitimate need of the residents any more.