(Learn what is an editorial letter and how to write an editorial letter . The students of class X and xii will be benefited here)
What is an editorial letter ? Read the following:
Do you know what is an Editorial letter ? This is a kind of former letter generally written to the Editor of a newspaper expressing concern over local or national problem or an issue that annoys the public. Though it is addressed to to the Editor, it is written to attract attention of the associated authority for getting solution. The Editor only publishes the view considering its importance An Editorial letter can be penned by an individual alone or on behalf of a group of people or by an organisation..
Purpose of Editorial letter: what is an editorial letter
Reading newspapers has become people’s compulsory habit. Through newspapers, the authority (Govt or Non-Govt) comes to learn the problem or issue either by reading themselves or taking information from their representatives. If circumstances demand , they try to come forward to solve the problem.
what is an editorial letter? Steps of editorial letter
1) The Editor should be addressed 2) Mention subject. 3) The salutation is ‘sir’ 4) Content i.e the body of the letter 5) Subscription is ” Yours faithfully”. 6) Address of the writer at the end the left corner with date
Some Important Editorial Letters
1) For prevention of Ragging
The Tims Of India
Sub:- For Preventing Ragging
Will you kindly allow me a little space in your esteemed daily to express my view on frequent ragging in different institutions including professional colleges?
Now-a-days ragging has become a nuisance in our life. It is known to all that students are the future of our country. But they show in- human cruelties in the name of ragging. In colleges the senior students always torture the new comers. In spite of existing laws against ragging the culprits often go unpunished. The authorities of the institutions pretend to be ignorant of such matters even though they are aware of it.
So, I think, the Government and administrative authority should take effective measures so that the fresh candidates may get rid of it.
2) Against Torture on Indian Students in foreign countries
Sub– Against torture on Indian students in foreign countries
I shall be highly obliged if you kindly allow me a little corner in your newspaper published daily to express my view against the torture on Indian students in foreign countries.
Now-a-days , murdering an Indian student in other countries has become almost a regular practice. Such death- news is always published in newspapers. We are very much concerned over it. Our meritorious Indian students go to foreign countries for higher studies, especially to take medical degrees. But their lives are not in safe. They often become the victims of ragging created by the foreigners.
This sometimes brings their premature death. This kind of death happens repeatedly in Australia. The laws of foreign countries do not take proper steps against the accused. I think taking higher degrees in foreign countries is gradually becoming uncertain. India Government must think over it and take measures for increasing mutual understanding with those countries.
. Yours faithfully
3) Deforestation and its effect on Environment
. Sub- Against Deforestation
I shall be highly obliged if you kindly allow me a little space in your esteemed daily to air my voice against deforestation.
At present environmental pollution is a global problem. Entire cosmic system is at stake due to careless deforestation. We all know that trees play a vital role to draw rainfall, prevent soil erosion and to control flood and draught. But due to population explosion and industrial expension we are thoughtlessly cutting trees. Such deforestation makes a lot of hazards. It not only leads to natural calamities but causes death and destruction as well.
I, therefore, think Government should organise various programmes for social afforestation and make people aware of it.
4) Scarcity of Drinking Water
The Times of India
Sub: Scarcity of Pure Drinking Water
Would you kindly allow me a little corner in your newspaper published daily to express my concern over the scarcity of drinking water in our locality?
We all know that ‘ water is life ‘. But the water supply in our locality is inadequate. There is only one tube -well in our area. Though we have got a corporation tap , the water supply is irregular. So there happens endless fights over water in the area. Especially, during summer the fight know no bound. Moreover the tube-well become faulty frequently. So we suffer a lot from the deficiency of pure drinking water.
I ,on behalf of the inhabitants of my locality, therefore request the authority to take effective steps to solve this problem so that our lives may be saved.
5) For setting up a Fire Brigade Station
Sub:- For setting up a Fire Brigade Station
I shall be highly obliged if you kindly allow me a little corner in your esteemed daily to draw the following.
It is an admitted fact that fire accidents may occur at any time. The only way to be rescued from such a terrible accident is to get help from a ‘ fire brigade station ‘. We are lucky to have a number of markets in our locality.
Besides, there are so many factories and offices in this area. But no fire brigade station is available here to prevent any kind of accident caused by fire. We are always fearful that we may fall in fire accident at any moment and no one is to save us. The local authority does not hid to our request.
In this condition , I appeal to the higher authority to set up a Fire Brigade Station in our locality. If it is possible, we may greatly be benefited.
6) Frequent Holidays at Schools and Colleges
The Times of India
Sub: Frequent Holidays at Schools and Colleges
Through your esteemed daily I would like to draw my opinion about frequent holidays at various educational institutions. I shall be highly obliged if you kindly allow it considering its importance.
Frequent holidays on a number of pretexts in our educational institutions all along the session disturb the continuity of studies very much. Apart from the scheduled holidays, institutes also abandon classes without any proper reason. Thus the syllabus of no subject is completed within the stipulated time and the students have to rush to private tutors.
Even classes are suspended due to meetings held among the teaching and non-teaching staffs. These meetings can easily be held after official class -hours. Presently classes continue to remain suspended owing to Covid situation. All classes may be held maintaining Covid protocols and roster routine. Where there is possible to conduct election during this pandemic, it should not be impossible to carry on class-teaching.
I think it is high time to think over it and find solutions. Otherwise damage will be beyond recovery.
7) Complaint against Load shedding / Power-Cut
Sub: Load Shedding
Will you kindly allow me a little corner in your newspaper published daily to express my concern over the frequent load-shedding in our locality?
Not a single day passes in our area without load shedding for hours together. It is pitiful that all these load sheddings happen in fair weather. Our locality has gifted us with a number of factories. Almost thousand labourers work in those factories.
But during load shedding they have either to stop their work or to start generator for production. The students can not prepare their lessons and the doctors can not attend the patients. Moreover the works in shops, at home have become impossible. In a word, total human activity under load shedding is in problem. Like other problems, load shedding is a major problem.
So, I think, the Electricity Board should take necessary steps to remove it and restore normal life in our locality.
8) Smoking in Public Places
The Times of India
sub- Against Smoking in Public Places
I shall be highly obliged if you kindly permit me a little space in your esteemed daily to draw my view against smoking in public places.
It is an acceptable fact that smoking is not only injurious to our health but affective to our environment as well. But the smokers smoke buses, in the train-compartment , on the railway platform and also in temple. It is pity to say that even the educated persons do not hesitate to smoke in educational institutions.
They always refuses to care a little that smoking in public places indirectly affects the children and the non-smokers to a great extent. Surprisingly the smokers do not want to give any importance to the fact that by smoking they are gradually inviting the deadly diseases like cancer and respiratory problems.
However , I think , Government should take effective measures and pass strict laws to stop smoking in public places so that the common people and non-smokers may get-rid-of it.
9) Bad Condition of Road
Sub: Bad Condition of Roads
Would you kindly allow me a little corner in your esteemed daily to express my concern over the bad condition of road in our locality?
For the last few months the roads of Majherpara area have been impassable. The surface of the roads are full of big wholes. They are so badly broken it is dengerous to pass those ways. Specially in rainy season the wholes on the surface of the roads become death-traps , for they are water-logged and the pedestrians are absolutely unaware of their depthness. Not a single day passes without an accident.
In a word accidents have become our contact companion . Moreover, large drains and road- materials left for long time on both sides of the roads leave very little space for the pedestrians.
I, therefore, on behalf of my locality, request the authority to take necessary steps to repair the roads so that the people can travel on them easily.
. Yours faithfully
10) Excessive Use of Polymer/Plastic
The Times of India
Sub- Excessive Use of Polymer
I shall be highly obliged if you kindly allow me a little space in your newspaper published daily to express my concern over the excessive and unnecessary use of plastic bags and other things made of plastic.
Now-a-days to carry things in plastic bags has become almost a fashion. We bring home our vagitables and fish in plastic carry bags . Returning home we empty them to pile up the vagitables and fish and throw the carry bags here and there. In a medicine shop the seller is always ready to pack the medicines in a plastic carry bag for the patient party. In book stall a student ask for a plastic bag to carry the bought book. But we, the people, do not care a fig that these plastic bags are harmful to environment.
They chock the drains and spoil the irrigation system. Though the Government , through many agencies , has been trying to ban the use of plastic holding many campaigns, we do not hid to it . We are not interested to take a jute bag with us while going to market , though we know jute is echo -friendly . Moreover the baking companies pack foods like biscuits and cakes in plastic packets or wrapper . These can be sold in tin containers, though costly. In a word, it may be said that at least the use of plastic should be reduced.
However, in this condition, I think the Government should pass strict laws so that polymer may be banned or al least man can use it only in special needs.