Q.1. There is a lack of clean toilets in your brother’s school. Write a letter to the Principal, Evergreen Senior Secondary School, Daryaganj, New Delhi, complaining about this most essential problem. You are Karan/Divya living at F-311, Ekta Colony, Delhi.
F-311, Ekta Colony
15 October 20XX
Evergreen Senior Secondary School
Sub: Lack of Clean Toilets,
I want to draw your kind attention to one shortcoming in your otherwise good institution. I happened to go to one of the toilets for students after a school function. I attended this function as the guardian of my younger brother. I was shocked to see the condition of the toilets. There was a foul stench all around. Yellow patches caused by urine were visible everywhere. There was no proper flushing and cleaning of the pots of the toilets. Some of them seemed to be blocked and caused overflow of filthy water. The walls bore ugly graffiti.
Since toilet is 6m essential facility, proper cleanliness and maintenance is a must. I do hope you will pay attention to this most essential problem.
Q.2. One of the water taps near your classroom drips continuously. As a result, a lot of water is wasted. Write an application to the Principal of your school requesting her/ him to take immediate action in getting the drip repaired. You are Sandhya/ Shubhojeet Awasthi of St. John’s School, Chakeri, Kanpur.
St. John’s School
I want to bring to your kind attention that one of the water taps near our classroom drips continuously. As a result, a lot of water is wasted. All of us know that water is a precious resource. We must conserve water.
I, therefore, request you to take immediate action in getting the tap repaired.
I hope you will order prompt action.
Q.3. There is no proper arrangement of clean drinking water in the school of your younger sister. Write a letter to the Principal of Summer Spring Girls School, Vinod Garden, Delhi, complaining about this most urgent problem. You are Sarthak/Aaradhna living at A-14, Sun City, Delhi.
A-14, Sun City
15 March 200X
Summer Spring Girls School
Sub: Lack of Proper Arrangement of Clean Drinking Water
During a recent meeting of PTA, I happened to visit your school .as the guardian of my younger sister. I was deeply impressed by the standard of cleanliness and discipline in your school. One thing, however, irked me most. It is the lack of proper arrangement of clean drinking water in the school. Although summer has not yet begun, I found long queues of thirsty students in hunt of the water coolers on the ground floor. I saw some students quenching their thirst from water taps on the first and second floors.
Supply of clean, germ-free water is an essential part of the facilities the school should offer. I suggest that immediate steps should be taken to instal boosters to provide a running supply of water to the water coolers on the first and second floors.
I hope you will take urgent steps in this regard.
Q.4. You are Ankit Patel of Chitra Senior Secondary School, Pandav Puram, Delhi. You are captain of the hockey team of your school. You have no playground in your school. Write a letter to the Principal, requesting him to arrange playground facility from a neighbouring school for practice of your team.
Chitra Senior Secondary School
10 September 20XX
Sub: Arrange playground facility
With due regards I would like to bring to your kind notice towards our difficulties and feelings. We all know that we have no playground in our school, but we have a bunch of students who are very good hockey players. Due to non-availability of playground all the players cannot practise as a team. The interzonal school tournaments are to commence within a fortnight. As the captain of our school hockey team, I feel morally bound that our players have proper co-ordination and play as a team and not as a bunch of players grouped together.
For this purpose, we need playground facilities. I, therefore, earnestly request you to arrange playground facilities from a neighbouring school in the morning/evening for an hour or two so that we may practise together under the guidance of our coach.
I hope to have a favourable consideration.
Q.5. You are Sharad Aggarwal, studying in Anupam Shiksha Kendra, Baraut. There is an irregular supply of electricity in your town almost everyday. Write a letter to the Principal requesting him to arrange for a generator in the school.
Anupam Shiksha Kendra
10 May 200X
Sub: Arrange Generator in the School Respected
With due respect, I would like to submit the following facts for your kind consideration. As you know, the summer is in full swing. The temperature has already crossed 40°C. The afternoons are very hot. As the classes of the boys are held in the second shift, we have to bear the brunt of the heat. To add to our plight, the electricity department resorts to frequent and unannounced power-cuts. This irregular supply of electricity hinders our studies as it affects our concentration and efficiency. You know that our NDA exams are to be held in June. We are preparing hard for the forthcoming examinations.
In the welfare of all the students, I request you to arrange for a generator of high power in the school so as to avoid the inconvenience caused to the learners by irregular supply of electricity. I am optimistic that you would take necessary steps to provide generator facility to all of us at your earliest convenience.
Q.6. You are Sunil/Sonam Saxena, parent of a student of class XI. Write a letter to the Principal, Brilliant Public School, Brahmapuri, New Delhi-58, drawing his attention to the disorderliness, non-availability of books and lack of cooperation from the library staff and suggesting some improvements in the functioning of the school library.
25 March 20XX
Brilliant Public School
Sub: Improvements in School Library
During my visit to your school in connection with P.T.A. meeting, I happened to go to the library. I would like to draw your attention to the malfunctioning of the library. I sincerely feel that it can prove more useful to the students if a few steps are taken to tone it up.
I was shocked at the disorderliness in the library. Books were lying in heaps and were not restored to the proper shelves. No wonder the book which the library has is reported to be non-available by the library staff. The lack of cooperation from the library staff makes the situation worse. You may take steps to make them alert and willing workers. The shortage/non-availability of books, if any, may be made up by buying more copies of the volumes more in demand. The old and broken tables and chairs may be got repaired if not replaced.
I hope that during our next meeting we shall find the library cosy, spick and span.
Q.7. Your brother/sister, Puneet/Nita, is studying in class X in Manisha Academy, Surat. You have come to know that in the school library, the copies of the book containing the Question Bank in English are insufficient. Your brother/sister has not been able to get the book. Write a letter to the Principal of the school requesting him/her to get more books for the library to meet the demands of the students. You are Vinod/Sarita, living at F-131, Gandhi Colony, Surat.
F-131, Gandhi Colony
15 January 20XX
Sub: Request for More Books for the Library
Being the guardian of a student of your school, I would like to register my complaint against insufficient number 6f reference books in the school library. During one of my visits 1 came to know that CBSE has changed the style of questions in English. It has supplied a book of questions to every school. I have not been able to procure one from the market. My sister Nita could not get one from the library. On enquiring from the librarian, she came to know that the copies of the book containing the Question Bank in English are insufficient. It is certainly a hurdle as lack of proper books hinders learning activity.
You know the importance of books in this competitive age. This particular book has become indispensable for the students as it informs them about the style and types of questions and thus guides them in preparation and helps them in self evaluation.
I, therefore, request you to take necessary steps in order to increase the number of textbooks as well as reference books in such a manner that they would meet the demands of the students.
I do hope you’ll consider my request.
Q.8. You are Atul Wason, a resident of L-23, Virat Nagar, New Delhi-53. Write a letter to the Librarian, Delhi Public Library, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi, requesting him to issue a Duplicate Identity Card.
L-23, Virât Nagar
21 July 2003
Delhi Public Library
West Patel Nagar
Sub: Issue of Duplicate Identity Card
I want to inform you that the day before yesterday my pocket was picket in the DTC bus. Besides money, my library identity card was stolen. I came to know of the loss only when I reached the market place and wanted to make certain purchases. I immediately rushed to the police station at Tilak Nagar and lodged a complaint.
Since there is little hope of my getting back the purse, please cancel my old Library Card No. 5/4517 and issue me a new one in its place. I am prepared to pay the fee for the duplicate identity card, if there is any.
Please find enclosed a copy of my complaint lodged with the police station.
Hope for an early response.
Q.9. You are Arun Pradhan, president of Students’ Association of Albert Mission School, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi. Write‘a letter to the Principal of your school suggesting some improvements in the school canteen.
19 Sept. 20XX
Albert Mission School
Sub: Improvement in School Canteen Respected
I would like to draw your kind attention towards the need of bringing improvement in our school canteen. Our school canteen is just an apology for a canteen. It is housed in an old dingy, ill ventilated room. Though the school has more than 2500 students, but the canteen has only 25 chairs and most of them are broken. There is a huge rush during the recess. Students who go there in their vacant periods find it in bad shape. The contractor pays no attention to the quality of the eatables served here, though the prices are exorbitant. No effort is made to keep the place neat and clean.
I request you to kindly pay a surprise visit to the canteen and make an on the spot appraisal. In case you are convinced of the genuineness of our observation, please ask the canteen committee to take immediate steps to improve the situation.
Q.10. You are Amit Mehra, an old student of Central School, Roop Nagar, Delhi-7. Write a letter to the Principal of your school making concrete suggestions for the beautification of school premises.
58, Alipur Road
New Delhi -110008
27 October 20XX
Sub: Beautification of School Premises
It is a matter of pride for all of us that our school ranks very high in Delhi both in academie and co-curricular fields. Every year the school students figure among the top ten in various board results and win distinction for school in sports, science exhibitions and republic day participations. It is all due to your patronage, guidance and the hard labour and keen interest evinced by the staff and students.
However, I would like to mention one thing that leaves a bad impression on the mind of the visitors. The school premises needs a face-lift. I am offering some concrete suggestions in this regard.
The school lawn is in wilderness. The flower beds are neglected and the grass is unmown. Either the school gardener is unmindful of his duty or he has been assigned some other job. The school library must be spruced up as its ugly looks are an eyesore. Its bare inner walls can be made more beautiful by displaying pictures of renowned scholars and writers. Some quotable quotes here and there can add to the beauty.
I earnestly hope you will give due consideration to my suggestions.
Q.11. You are Asim Gupta, a student of IX-A (Roll No. 5) of S.D. Senior Secondary School, Ambala City. Your father has been transferred to Namaul. The whole family is shifting there. Write an application to the Principal of your school requesting him to issue the School Leaving Certificate.
S.D. Senior Secondary School
12 May 20XX
Sub: Issue School Leaving Certificate
My father has been transferred to Narnaul. He is to join there next week. We are shifting there on Monday, the 16th instant. I, therefore, request you to issue my School Leaving Certificate.
I have returned all the library books and paid all the dues.
(Roll No. 5, IX-A)
Q.12. You are Pankaj Verma, an old student of XII-A (Roll No. 4) of Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Ramgarh. You have passed your 10 + 2 examination from the school this year and want to join a college. Write an application to the Principal of your school asking him for a testimonial. Give details about your activities.
Government Sr. Sec. School
25 June 20XX
Sub: Issue a Testimonial
Respectfully, I beg to state that I passed the 10 + 2 examination from your school this year under Roll No. 1156278 in the first division securing 75% marks. I joined the school in 2007 and am leaving it in June 2010.
I wish to join Government College, Ramgarh, and for this purpose, I need a testimonial. I shall be highly grateful to you if you kindly issue me a testimonial regarding my ability, conduct and career.
I further submit, Sir, that I took a keen interest in co-curricular activities during my stay at the school. I was a member of the school hockey team which won the district championship last year.
I was also declared the best speaker in the Interschool Debate Contest. I also worked as Secretary of the School Debate Club last year. I have always been respectful and well-behaved.
There has not been a single report against me. My teachers will testify to my work, worth and character.
(Roll No. 4, XII-A)