Write a letter to a Editor of a newspaper , commenting on the lotteries sponsored by various states in India .

Respected Sir ,
​It is regrettable that several States of India have not stopped to deal in lottery tickets . Millions of poor people are tempted to buy these tickets in the hope of winning a prize . With the exeption of a few lucky individuals , they are bound to face disappointment month after month . It is paradoxical that the Government committed to the abolition of poverty should sponsor a scheme calculated to rob the poor of their hard – earned money .
​It is argued that the money thus obtained from the people is spent on nation – building activities. But the government is not justified in adopting any means to raise money for nation building schemes .It must be realised that lottery  encourages gambling and demoralises the people . Mahatma Gandhi , the Father of the Nation , would not have approved of it .
The State Governments should ponder over the moral and financial impact of their  lotteries on the people , and scrap them forthwith .
                                                                                                                                                            Yours truly ,

Write a letter to the Postmaster in your area , complaining of the late delivery of a telegram.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 09:26 AM PDT

Respected Sir ,
​I wish to bring your notice a glaring instance of postal inefficiency.
​My cousin who lives in Panaji sent an express telegram addressed to m e on 7 th November , 2000 . To my great dismay , the telegram was delivered to me at 11 a.m. today .Even  a letter  would have reached me earlier .
​As my cousin was visiting Mumbai for the first time, he wanted me to receive him at Dadar station at 7 a.m. today. As the message did not reach me in time , he had to experience considerable inconvenience .
                                                                                                                                                         Yours faithfully ,

Write a letter to the Commissioner of Police , complaining about thefts in your locality .

Respected Sir ,
​I am constrained to draw your attention to the growing menace of thieves in my locality .
​The policemen is a rare sight in this crowded and growing locality .Taking advantage of the absence of the police around , some goondas are freely indulging in thefts and robberies . During this week as many as twenty thefts have taken place . No house which locked even for a few hours during the day is safe . Burglary too is on the increase . The other day four miscreants broke into a house and relieved the inmates , at the point of the knife , of all the cash and jewellery they had .
​I request you to take immediate steps to stem this tide of insecurity .
                                                                                                                                                  Yours affectionately,

Write a letter to the Principal of a college , asking for an admission form prospectus of the college .

Respected Sir ,
​I have passed the S.S.C. examination with 80 % marks . I intend to join the First Year Science class in your college and would like to know the rules of admission , the fees charged etc . I will be obliged to you if you send me an admission form and a copy of the prospectus of your college .
​I have sent one rupee by M.O. and enclosed the receipt .
                                                                                                                                                     Yours faithfully ,

Write a letter to the local Municipal authority , complaining about the unclean stuff sold by vendors outside your school .

Respected Sir ,
​I wish to draw  your attention to the grave danger to the health of many children posed by vendors  outside the Mahatma Gandhi  school, parel.
​The sweets and other  eatables they sell are unclean, and in many cases, adulterated .Yet several children are tempted to buy them. Last week fifty children were down with diarrhoea. Their suspected to be caused by the  unclean stuff sold by the vendors.
​The school authorities tried to prevent  the vendors from selling their unclean stuff, but to no avail.On behalf of the students of the school,I request you to take immediate steps to ward off this source of hazard to our health.
                                                                                                                                                          Yours faithfully,

A school in South Mumbai needs a highly qualified teachers of English .
Apply to Box No . 120 , “The Times of India , Mumbai ,” Answer this advertisement .

Respected Sir ,
​I wish to apply for the post of a teacher of English , advertised by you in ‘ The  Times of India ‘ dated 12 th June , 2003 .
​I have the M.A. examination of Pune University with English as my principal subject and Marathi as subsidery subject . I hold the B.Ed degree of Mumbai University .
​I have taught Higher Level English in Ideal School , Sion , for nearly four years . I am twenty – eight years old .
                                                                                                                                                       Yours faithfully ,

Write a letter to a firm applying for a job .

Respected Sir ,
​Mr.Pestonjee Wadia of your firm tells me that you are thinking of hiring a credit investigator . I should like to apply for this post . The following are my qualifications :
1. I am 20 years old , unmarried , and in good health .
2. I was educated at the Scindia School , Gwalior , and at the Wilson College , Mumbai , from which I graduated in June , 1997 ,with the B.A. degree . Then I specialised in Farm Accountancy , Agricultural Law , and other aspects of the business of farming .
3. During these last 8 months I served as assistant business manager for Mr. M.Y. Rahim , a farmer in my native town . I had partial charge of Mr. Rahim’s 2 – lakh – a – year  trucks – farming business .
4. I can type , drive a car , and audit bsimple accounts . I believe that with my experience I can learn credit work very quickly . I have listed my references on a seperate sheet . If you are interested in my application , I should be glad to go to your office in Mumbai for an interview .
                                                                                                                                          Very truly yours ,

You have left a suitcase in a railway carriage . The case has neither your initials on – it nor your name on any of the articles in it . Write a letter to the Railway Superintendent about it .
Respected Sir ,
​I would like to have your  help in recovering my black suitcase which I lost in a railway carriage of the Pathakot Express on the 10th September . I noticed the loss on reaching home .
​I regret to say that there are no marks of identification on my suitcase or on the articles in it . This will surely make the recovery pretty complicated . However , I make some suggestions.
​The black suitcase is made of leather . It is fitted with straps that have copper buckles . At the top left – hand corner there is a big white spot made by some chemical solution . There are inside three woollen suits , 3 silk shirts ( all white ) and plenty of novelties from Kashmir .
​I do hope and pray that this information will suffice in tracing this suitcase . In case it is found , I will make the necessary arrangements to collect it as soon as I hear from you .
​Thanking you in anticipation ,
                                                                                                                                          Yours faithfully ,

To your Employer requesting a promotion in view of the long and satisfactory service rendered.

Respected Sir ,
Having tried very earnestly to fit myself for advancement in your service , I now beg to be considered worthy for an increment in my salary and promotion as well . In support of my request , I beg to point out the following facts :
1. I have served you diligently for the last 5 years and  not absented myself from work or taken leave unduly .
2. The last promotion I received  was 3 years ago .
3. The cost of living has gone up enormously in the last 3 years , but there has been no annual increase in the salary I have been drawing from you .
4. I am capable of doing independent correspondence and managing all office work on my own .
5. No appreciation of my ability or length of service has been shown in the matter of emoluments .
I shall be much obliged if my case is given sympathetic consideration and I am given the required promotion . Promotion is , after all , the best incentive to harder work and greater diligence .
I hope for a favourable reply from you at your earliest convenience .
                                                                                                                      Yours faithfully ,

Write a letter to the Secretary , Sheth Lalji Dayal Trust , for a Scholarship to enable you to prosecute your higher studies in India .

Respected Sir ,
​I understand that the Sheth Lalji Dayal Trust makes a few scholarships available to deserving students in the Hindu community for prosecuting their higher studies in India . I am approaching you with a request that one of these scholarships be awarded to be .
​I come from a respectable Gujarati family . My father has a small farm in Kajra District , and since I am his eldest son , he desires , in spite of his weak financial position , that I should become , an engineer .
​I passed the S.S.C. examination hwld by the Maharashtra S.S.C. Board in 2001 , securing the fourth rank among all the candidates who appeared for the examination .
​I have a good physique and am prepared for any amount of hard work.
​I trust you will take all the above facts into consideration and award the scholarship to me .
                                                                                                                                                      Yours faithfully ,
                                                                                                                                               (Jayam  D . Gandhi. )

Write a letter to the Manager of a Bank in which you have a savings account , pointing out some clerical error .

Dear Sir ,
​I deposited an amount of Rs. 1025 by a cheque on the Bank of Maharashtra , Thane Branch , (No. NB 1234567) in my S.B. Account No. 421 in your bank on October 1 . The cheque has duly been cashed but the amount entered in my pass – book is Rs. 125 . This is , obviously a clerical error and I will be thankful to you if you look into the matter and get the necessary correction made in your books as also in my passbook .
​My pass – book is enclosed herein .
​Thanking you ,
                                                                                                                                                         Yours faithfilly ,
                                                                                                                                                         ( A.R. Rahman . )

Write a letter to the Secretary , N.M. Wadia trust , requesting that a scholarship be awarded to you to enable you to continue your higher studies .

Respected Sir ,
​With reference to your announcement in the  ‘ Times of India ‘ dated 10 th June , 2001 , regarding the award of scholarships to deserving students , I wish to state as follows ;
I passed the S.S.C. Examination this year , scoring distinction marks ( 80 % ), and securing the tenth rank in the Maharashtra State . My academic career has been consistently good .
​I desire to join a college and take the Science Course .But my father ’s financial position ( he is a primary school teacher , earning Rs. 2500/- per month ) does not permit me to continue my education . I request that one of the scholarships of your trust be awarded to me .
​I am 17 years old . I enclose copies of testimonials from the Principal and some teachers of my school .
                                                                                                                                                           Yours faithfully ,

Write a letter to a firm pointing out a mistake in the charges for an article .

Respected Sir ,
​Your bill dated 12 th July , 2003 , seems to be incorrect . If I remember rightly , I bought the Atlas fountain – pen costing Rs. 210/- only . Will you be good enough to check your records ? As soon as we have straightened out this matter , I shall send you a cheque .
                                                                                                                                                         Very truly yours ,
                                                                                                                                                       ( Rajendran  )

You are the proprietor of a furniture company . Write a letter to a customer who has been nice and sweet to you .

Dear Mrs . Thomas ,
​In these days , all of us have troubles of our own , and when someone takes time off to write as nice a letter as you did , it is just wonderful . It is so unusual . I cannot help admiring it . You certainly have been nice about it .
​I am very glad to note that you are so pleased with the sofa set we made for you . I notice that you thank me for the fine service , good work , prompt delivery , etc . Surely that is not necessary , Mrs. Thomas , you know that in order to hold an account , we have to give good service and give work – and besides , that is what we are getting paid for ! Still , it is nice to know that our efforts are apreciated .
​I hope that one of these days you will come with another nice order for furniture .
​With the kindest of wishes ,
                                                                                                                                                          Sincerely yours ,
                                                                                                                                                ( M.G.Ramachandran )
                                                                                                                                                                  Proprietor .

A letter sent by a large book – shop in response to a very simple request .

Respected Sir ,
​Thank you for your letter of 17th september  requesting a copy of Napoleon Hill’s Think your way  To Wealth be sent  to your friend ,Mr . pesi  khras , 27 , Sassoon  Hospital . I am glade to do this for  you .
​I know you are eager to have this book sent promptly ; so I shall ask our customer shopping  service to have one delivered today . Since we do not open charge accounts by mail , one of our men will  come to your office tomorrow to collect  Rs . 775/- I hope you won’t mind .
​The next time you are in the Main street  area , Won’t you stop by our Credit Office? We  would like to open an account for you .
                                                                                                                                                                     Yours truly ,
                                                                                                                                                                     (J . M . Das )

You wish to sell some old valuable books . Write a letter to the Manager of a second – hand bookshop , enquiring if he is interested in buying them .

Respected Sir ,
​I wish to dispose of the following rare books in my possession :-
​-Tagore’s ‘ Gitanjali ‘ with the author’s signature on the title page .
​-Johnson’s ‘ Dictionary ‘ ( first edition ) .
​-Apte’s ‘ Sanskrit – English Dictioinary .’
​These books are valuable . The last book has been out of print for many years . Exepts for the obvious fact they are very old , the books are in a good condition. If you are interested in buying them at a reasonable price , I shall bring them to your shop . Expecting a prompt reply , I am ,
                                                                                                                                                          Yours faithfully ,

Write a reply to the above .

Dear Mr. Bharath ,
With reference to your letter dated 5th September , 2003 , regarding some old books in your
Possession , we are happy to inform you that we are keen on buying them . Though the books are not in demand now , we appreciate their value and hope to find some customers for them .
​Unless we see the books and inspect their condition , we cannot state our terms . please see us with your books between 10 a .am . and 3 p .m . on any working day . we assure you that  we shall buy them at a reasonable price.
                                                                                                                                                           Yours faithfully, 
                                                                                                                                                                          A .B . C .
                                                                                                                                                                     Manager .

Write a letter to the Manager of a printing press , enquiring about the cost of printing your school magazine .

Respected Sir ,
​I am the editor of ‘ Dawn ,’ a magazine brought out every year by my school . I would like to know the cost of printing two thousand copies of a school magazine of about 150 pages , including 10 pages of photographs printed on art paper . I am sending the copy of the last year’s magazine so that you may have an idea of the size of the magazine , tha sort cover we prefer etc . Please quote seperately the rates of composing , printing , block – printing , the cost of paper , etc .
​The magszine must be delivered to us by the 15th of January . If you are able to fulfil this condition and if your rates are competitive , you will be given the contract of printing the magazine . An early reply will be appreciated .
                                                                                                                                                       Yours faithfully ,

Imagine that you are a dealer in ready made garments and draft a letter to your patrons , offearing reduction in prices .

Dear patron ,
​I take this opportunity to wish you a happy Diwalli .
​On this festive occasion , I offer you a generous reduction , ranging from 10 to 20 per cent , in the prices of ready – made garments . I have received large stocks of the latest types of clothes for men , women , and children . The reduction sale starts on 15th October and closed on 30th  October . I am sure that you will miss this opportunity of buying fashoinable and durable garments at fantastically low prices. I shall feel honoured if you visit my shop , along with the members of your family .

​Hoping to have your patronage , I am .