Letter to the Editor Format,Topics and Examples Class 10, 12

 

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Letter to the Editor Format | Letter to Editor Topics,  Examples

 

How to write a Letter to the Editor?

Letter to the Editor Format

Topics for Writing Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Examples

Letter to the Editor Extra Questions

 

 

How to write a Letter to the Editor?

Letter to the Editor for students of Class 10 and 12 – A Letter to Editor may be written to the editor of a newspaper or a magazine. It is written to highlight a social issue or problem. It can also be written in order to get it published in the said medium.

As it is a formal letter, the format has to be followed strictly. Only formal language can be used i.e. abbreviations and slang language should be avoided.

A letter to the editor is a formal letter and in the examination, students are asked to write a letter to the editor. Here, we have discussed  Letter to the Editor with Samples for the convenience of the students.

 

 

 

 

Letter to the Editor Format  

Let us discuss the Letter to the Editor Format.

The format of a letter to the editor of a Newspaper is as follows –

1. Sender’s address: The address and contact details of the sender are written here. Include an email and phone number, if required or if mentioned in the question.

2. Date: The date is written below the sender’s address after Leaving one space or line.

3. Receiving Editor’s address: The address of the recipient of the mail i.e. the editor is written here.

4. Subject of the letter: The main purpose of the letterforms the subject. It must be written in one line. It must convey the matter for which the letter is written.

5. Salutation (Sir / Respected sir / Madam)

6. Body: The matter of the letter is written here. It is divided into 3 paragraphs as follows –

Paragraph 1: Introduce yourself and the purpose of writing the letter in brief.

Paragraph 2: Give detail of the matter.

Paragraph 3: Conclude by mentioning what you expect from the editor. (For example, you may want him to highlight the issue in his newspaper/magazine).

7. Complimentary Closing

8. Sender’s name, signature, and designation (if any)

 

letter to the Editor Examples

leter to editor of a newspaper

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Topics for Writing Letter to the Editor

 

  1. Letter highlighting the increasing number of road mishaps in your city.

 

  1. Letter requesting the spread of awareness regarding the proper disposal of protective masks.

 

  1. Your university is not providing proper curriculum and guidance to the students because of which students are unable to learn. Write a letter to the editor to highlight this issue.

 

  1. Letter to raise the issue of attacks on elderly persons who live alone.

 

  1. Letter to raise awareness around animal rights.

 

  1. Letter to show concern about the terrible condition of significant archaeological and historical sites.

 

  1. Letter to raise concern and suggest measures to prevent the outbreak of the Monkey virus in your area.

 

  1. Letter to create awareness about a course in “Art of Living for Students.”

 

  1. Highlight the importance of proper garbage disposal with an aim to create awareness among the city residents.

 

  1. Letter to raise awareness about the rising incidences of cyber crimes.

 

10 Letter to the Editor Samples

 

 

  1. You are a resident of Shivaji Nagar Pune. You are concerned about the increasing number of road mishaps in your city. Write a letter to the editor of a local magazine “Jan Chetna” highlighting the problem and suggesting measures to check the problem.

Answer:

 

Shivaji Nagar

Pune

 

12th June 2022

 

The Editor

Jan Chetna

Pune

 

Subject: concern about the increase in number of road mishaps

 

Sir/Madam

 

I, XYZ, a responsible citizen of Pune, would like to bring your attention to the rising number of road mishaps in my neighbourhood. The roads are becoming a death trap in recent years.

The root-cause of these collisions appears to be irresponsible and hasty driving. People nowadays live in a mechanised world and are usually in a rush. The speed-barriers and accident-prone-area-warnings are ignored. They are not concerned regarding their wellbeing or the regulations of the road. Another factor contributing to these collisions is the growth in the number of automobiles on the road. Today’s youth yearn for their own automobile. The majority of risky driving is done by young people who are also reckless drivers.

I would like to request the authorities, through the prestigious columns of your publication, to take appropriate stern action against lawbreakers. Through public awareness programmes, make people aware about traffic rules, the significance of speed-barriers, and speed restrictions, so that roads become a safe place for everyone who uses them.

 

Thanking you

Yours sincerely

XYZ
 

 

 

  1. People have adapted to wearing face masks as a ‘new normal’. But most of them do not know how to dispose of them properly. Spread awareness regarding the disposal of protective masks by writing a letter to an editor of a popular newspaper.

Answer:

 

Airport Road

New Delhi

 

12th June 2022

 

The Editor

The Times

New Delhi

 

Subject: An appeal to raise concern about the improper disposal of protective masks

 

Sir/Madam

 

With great respect and faith in the columns of your newspaper, I, ABC, a resident of Airport Road am writing to you. I want to inform you that face masks, which are widely used for safety against Covid-19, are being discarded in inappropriate locations by a segment of the population.

Face masks are being worn by a growing number of individuals to be safe from the disease, but disposing them away anywhere is not acceptable as it can cause many health related as well as environmental issues. People dump these masks carelessly in places like roadsides, pavements, gardens, etc. The elastic bands on these can pose death threat for the animals who mindlessly chew them. Also, these are a hub of germs and microbes and can spread infections. Proper disposal of face masks is crucial for prevention of spread of diseases. 

I would like to request the residents, through the columns of your prestigious publication to stop careless discarding of their used masks. The government agencies should sensitize people regarding this issue.

Thanking you in anticipation

 

Yours sincerely

ABC
 

 

 

  1. You are a student of Mahaan University, Indore. The university is not providing proper curriculum and guidance to the students because of which students are unable to learn. Write a letter to the editor of a student magazine, Yuva Chetna to highlight this issue.

Answer:

 

Phase-1

Silicon City

Indore

 

12th June 2022

 

The Editor

Yuva Chetna

Indore

 

Subject: To highlight the problems faced by students at Mahaan University, Indore

 

Sir/Madam

 

I live in Indore and am a student at Mahaan University. I would like to bring to light a few problems faced by the students at the University.

There is a lack of clarity regarding our curriculum because of which there have been frequent differences between the students and the faculty in recent months. Students are not notified about critical dates, which puts them under more stress. The teachers are not discussing all the topics and so students are facing difficulties while attempting the exams.

It would be good if you address this concern in one of your columns in order to improve departmental efficiency. It would also benefit future students who wish to attend Mahaan University.

I hope you will engrave the preceding.

 

Thank you

Yours Sincerely

ABC
 

 

 

  1. You are Naresh / Nandini of Safdarjung, New Delhi. You are deeply saddened by the attacks on elderly persons who live alone. Write a letter to the editor of ‘The New India News’ making people aware of the authorities to guarantee that such attacks do not occur.

Answer:

Safdarjung

New Delhi

12th June 2022

 

The Editor

The New India News

New Delhi

 

Subject: Issue of lack of security and attacks on old people

 

Sir/Madam

 

I am a resident of Safdarjung and through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I’d like to bring attention to the issue of elderly abuse. Physically, the elderly are often frail. As a result, they can’t face the rogues who usually come to rob them.

Any opposition from the elderly can be dangerous to their wellbeing. Many incidences of robbery, pickpocketing, and severe attacks on the elderly have occurred in the Safdarjung Area. Recently, an old aged couple was hacked to death in broad daylight. This has created fear among the seniors.

It is the government’s responsibility to safeguard the lives of senior residents. I suggest that the resident welfare associations should form small groups which visit the lonely couples a few times a day and keep a check on their wellbeing.

Unfortunately, there has been no action despite many inquiries and requests to the authorities.

Perhaps the words in your prestigious publication will do the needful.

 

Thank you

Yours truly

Naresh / Nandini
 

 

 

  1. You are Neena / Navin, a student of Max Public School, Mumbai. You are concerned about the lack of awareness around animal rights. Write a letter to the editor about the need to raise awareness about animal rights among the public.

Answer:

 

Max Public School

Mumbai

 

12th June 2022

 

The Editor

The Hindustan Times

Mumbai

 

Subject: Awarness around Animal Rights

 

Sir/Madam

 

Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish to raise awareness about animal rights and the importance of preserving them.

Deforestation, thirst for adventures, greed for money, and other factors are all contributing to the extinction of wild animals today. Because of man’s avarice, many wild animal species are on the verge of extinction. Animals, like humans, have the right to live and also contribute to ecological balance. Despite the fact that the government has launched numerous programmes aimed at protecting wild animals, no positive results have been achieved. Some people keep pet animals but do not take proper care of them. This is not called for and government agencies should create laws to check and prevent such incidents. Many private organizations are making efforts but legal intervention will make strict implementation of rules.

Kindly publish this letter so that we can create awareness among the masses. 

 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully

Neena / Navin
 

 

 

  1. You are Jasveen / Jasbir, you recently visited a significant historical site. You were astounded to discover it in such a condition of disrepair. Using the clues from the unit ‘Travel and Tourism,’ as well as your own thoughts, compose a letter to the editor of a major newspaper noting the terrible condition of significant archaeological and historical sites. Highlight the lack of vital services, the poor condition of upkeep, and people’s abuse of it. Make suggestions about how to improve the issue.

Answer:
 
Saket
New Delhi
 
12th June 2022
 
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
 
Subject: Poor Condition of Heritage Sites
 
Sir/Madam
 
I’m writing to express my concern about the egregious damage that is done to our country’s priceless and irreplaceable historical sites. What astounds me the most is the city authorities’ attitude to the provision and protection of these monuments.
 
These monuments are not only priceless icons of our civilization’s past, but also a very lucrative source of revenue for both the local and national economies. These historic structures contribute to the development of dynamic, cultural downtowns that encourage tourism, art, events, and other activities that encourage businesses, income, and economic growth. These structures’ damaged areas must be refurbished and restored. Tourists should be able to observe these buildings from a slight distance and so these should be surrounded by fencing. Installing CCTV cameras, keeping guards on duty, maintaining cleanliness, and giving some tourist amenities are all things that should be considered. The immediate surroundings of these establishments have become quite unsanitary due to the lack of washrooms.
 
I request to the appropriate Ministry and local authorities to investigate the situation and take appropriate action. This can be achieved if you highlight the problem through the columns of your renowned newspaper. 
 
Thanking you
Yours truly
Jasveen / Jasbir.
 

 

 

  1. You are Christy, a resident of Modi Society, Kolkata. There is an outbreak of the Monkey virus in your area with a report of 50 new cases. Write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper India times, highlighting the problem and suggesting measures.

Answer:
 
Modi Society
Kolkata
 
12th June 2022
 
The Editor
India Times
Kolkata
 
Subject: Concern about the rising cases of Monkey Virus.
 
Sir/Madam
 
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to present my concern about the spread of diseases like Monkey Virus in our locality.
 
Now a days many people are suffering from monkey virus because of people coming into physical contact with an infected animal. This is a highly contagious infectious disease and if timely action is not taken, it will spread magnanimously.
 
Seeing the situation of the people in our locality, I request the government to take action. Animals should be treated with proper medication and those infected should be quarantined.
 
I hope you will share my request in your reputable newspaper as soon as possible, alerting the government about the situation in the area.
 
Thanking You
Yours Faithfully
Chirsty
 

 

 

  1. You are Kanika / Karan. Your school’s Fitness Club hosted a workshop called “Art of Living for Students.” Write a letter to the editor of the local daily newspaper, giving your thoughts on the matter.

Answer:
 
Saket
New Delhi
 
12th June 2022
 
The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi
 
Subject: Art of Living for Students
 
Sir/Madam
 
In your respected newspaper’s columns, I would like to give my opinion on the advantages of Art of Living for Students.
 
I attended the programme that was organised by the Fitness club of my school. This programme would be extremely beneficial for all students. It offers health management methods. Learners were also taught how to deal with academic pressure. We were made aware of the importance of nature, mental well being,  real life social interaction, harms of social media and and ill effects of device use.
 
In a word, I believe that every student should sign up for such courses. Such programmes should be made known to students, and the administration, in association with all schools should organize such workshops.
 
Thanking you
Yours Truly
Kanika / Karan
 

 

 

  1. Highlight the importance of proper garbage disposal with an aim to create awareness among the city residents. Write a letter regarding the same to the editor of a local daily Hindustan Times. You are Rubal of Shakti Nagar, Delhi.

Answer:
 
Shakti Nagar
Delhi
 
12th June 2022
 
The Editor
Hindustan Times
Delhi
 
Subject: Importance of Proper Garbage Disposal
 
Sir/Madam
 
I am a resident of Shakti Nagar and want to draw your attention towards the problem of improper garbage disposal in the area.
 
Our neighbourhood is largely plagued with filthy and messy conditions. The streets are unswept and the roads are wet. Garbage cans are frequently overloaded, and many people appear to be lacking in civic awareness. It causes a slew of illnesses. Despite posters and placards reminding people of their social duties, they continue to pollute the area.
 
It is our responsibility to address the issue of garbage disposal in a sensible manner. Because cleanliness is a fundamental requirement, we shall make this appeal to the general population. Citizens in our community have started a campaign to raise awareness about safe waste disposal. Everyone is welcome to join in on our effort to make it a tremendous success.
 
Thanking you
Yours faithfully
Rubal
 

 

 

  1. You are Chahat / Chetan, an IT Professional. You want to raise awareness about the rising incidences of cyber crimes. Write a letter to the editor of Cyber magazine “Info news”, highlighting the issue and suggesting measures to prevent such happenings.

Answer:
 
ABC
Noida
 
12th June 2022
 
The Editor 
Info News
Noida
 
Subject: Awareness about cybercrimes
 
Sir/Madam
 
With this letter, I want to draw attention to an important aspect of cybercrime, which is a big source of concern in our world. If you could give my views a tiny room in your esteemed daily, I would be grateful.
 
Cybercrime has become a major menace to the digital society, and the victims are none other than ourselves. The internet is the sole source of information in today’s world. Everything is digital nowadays, from the work-from-home or attending courses and seminars online. This online form, however, has also provided a new opportunity for hackers. They’re lurking at every corner, waiting to pounce on someone’s email or bank account. Cybercrime has now gotten out of hand. We urgently want stringent cyber regulations and public knowledge of the numerous sorts of cybercrime.
 
There are several options for keeping our sensitive information private on the internet, including tailored privacy settings and encryption. If individuals are aware of their actions, the chances of being hacked are reduced. In addition, robust cyber law and enforcement are required to ensure that such offenders are punished and that victims receive justice.
 
I genuinely hope that my concerns will cause people to consider the potential hazards of cybercrime and that they will take further measures when using the internet in the future.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Chahat / Chetan
 

 

 

Letter to the Editor Examples

 
Letter to Editor Example 1. You are Radha G, a member of NGO AWAAZ. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily for a public movement to clean the Yamuna river. (You must introduce yourself, describe how the people are to be blamed for polluting the river and suggest the need for installing water treatment plant to clean the river).

A.
33, Jal Vihar
Wazirabad, New Delhi – 33
Dated: 17 February 2021
The Editor
Hindustan Times
New Delhi.
Subject: Need for people’s movement for the clean Yamuna
Dear Editor
I am Radha G, member of NGO AWAAZ. I am writing to you in order to highlight the deteriorating condition of the river Yamuna.
The city of Delhi is getting contaminated water from the river Yamuna. The residents are to be blamed for this. They pollute the river with garbage, sewage, and filth. The river water is full of bacteria, plastic, chemicals, and other waste materials. It is unfit for consumption.
The people have been demanding a Water Treatment Plant. The authorities have not yet responded to the repeated requests.
I request you to highlight the problem in your newspaper and arouse public interest. We all need to get together in order to get the plant set up in the area.
Thank You
Yours sincerely
Radha G
Member AWAAZ.
 
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Letter to Editor Example 2. Gandhinagar is a thickly populated locality inhabited mainly by working-class people. Unfortunately, there is no Amul milk booth in the locality. Write a letter in 100 – 120 words to the editor of a local daily drawing the attention of the authorities to the problem faced by the people, requesting them to open a milk booth. You are Sham / Shobha, 4, Gandhinagar, Mumbai.

A.
Shobha
4, Gandhinagar
Mumbai.
Dated: 15th March 2021
The Editor
Hindustan News
Mumbai.
Subject: Absence of Amul milk booth in Gandhinagar
Respected Sir / Madam
I am Shobha, a resident of Gandhinagar. I am writing to you in order to raise the issue of the absence of an Amul milk booth in my locality.
Gandhinagar has a huge population that comprises daily wagers. Still, the area does not have an Amul milk booth. The residents face many problems as they have to walk upto 10 kilometers every morning to get their daily stock of milk and milk products. This has also led to black marketing. The people of the area are getting harassed.
As the situation is serious, I request you to highlight it through your newspaper so that the Amul authorities are sensitized towards it and do the needful.
Thanking You
Yours sincerely
Shobha.
 

 

 

Letter to the Editor Extra Questions

 
Q. What is the word limit for questions on letters to the editor in class 12?

A. The question of letter writing is under long writing task section. It carries weightage of 5 marks. The word limit for the letter to the editor is 100-120.

 

Q. List down the reasons for which letter to the editor can be written.

A. Letters to editors can be written for any of the following reasons-

  1. Express an opinion or share one’s views with the public on a subject of interest to all.
  2. Create awareness regarding certain social issues.
  3. Disagree with some information or point given and offer another version.
  4. Draw the attention of the concerned authorities to a problem of public interest.

 

Q. Is it compulsory to draw a box around a letter to the editor?

A. No, there is no such rule. Drawing a box around a letter to the editor isn’t needed.

 

Q. What is written on the top left side of the letter to the editor?

A. Sender’s address is written on the top left side of the letter to the editor. It should be written in two or three lines.

 

Q. What should be written in the subject line of the letter to the editor?

A. The subject line should consist of the main purpose of writing the letter. It should be limited to 10 words approximately. No unnecessary information should be included in it.

 

Q. Letter to the editor should be written in how many paragraphs?

A. It should be written in as many paragraphs as it demands but not less than three. 

The first paragraph should contain the introduction of the writer as well as the problem.

 

The second paragraph explains the issue in detail and includes all the important points needed.

 

The third paragraph gives the probable solutions and measures that can be taken to solve the aforementioned problem; by the writer.

 

Q. List down the suitable complimentary closings for a letter to the editor.

A. Suitable complimentary closings in a letter to the editor can be as follows-

  1. Yours sincerely
  2. Yours truly

 

 
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