Letters to the editors
The salutation in letters to the editor is Sir and the ending Yours truly. The matter has to be precise and at the same time self-explanatory. As the letter is meant to be read by people with varying backgrounds, the writer should not expect that the reader would know a lot about the subject. The letter should make sense even to a person who does not know much about the subject.
Although the newspapers publish only the name of the writer, complete address should be given in the letter. If, for some reason, writers do not want to have their name published, they may give a suitable alternative like 'An applicant', 'A student' or 'A businessman'. But even then the writer name and complete address should be given in the letter. Remember that no respectable newspaper will publish an anonymous letter.
Sample Letters to the Editor of newspaper about noise pollution by use loudspeakers- Example 1
113/4 Oppanakkara Street
November 11, 2017
The school year is fast coming to a close and children are busy preparing for their examinations. But unfortunately the use of loudspeakers is causing a lot of disturbance to the students. In several parts of the city, loudspeakers are used throughout the night. It is high time that this should be stopped. The authorities should grant permission for using loudspeakers only for essential purposes and that too for limited hours.
Sample Letters to the Editor of newspaper about Development of Education- Example 2
88 A Rani Ammai Street
November 11, 2017
It has been reported in the papers that Government is thinking of abolishing the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and merging it with the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE). This is an ill-conceived move. It is wring to imaging the Director of Higher Education will be able to improve the standards of Technical Education.
The DHE is already overburdened with the task of managing the hundreds of arts and science colleges in the State. In fact, the way the DHE has been managing the colleges leaves much to be desired.
In a developing country like India, greater emphasis has to be laid on the quality of technical education as the country's future depends to a large extent on those coming out of the technical institutions. The need of the hour is to improve the standards of technical education. This can be done only by strengthening the Directorate of Technical Education.
We hope the Government will drop any move to abolish the DTE and think in terms of strengthening the office by bringing in experts in the various areas of technical education.