Floods in Uttarakhand in June 2012, wiped out hundreds of villages. People have been left homeless; sources of livelihood gone, no roads. In this hour of their need, all the countrymen must come forward to help. As a responsible citizen, write a letter in about 100-120 words, to, the Editor, ‘The Times’, New Delhi expressing your concern about the miserable conditions of those who have been uprooted. Make an appeal to the people to donate generously to the Uttarakhand Relief Fund.
4 July, 20XX
Subject: Appeal for Uttarakhand Flood Relief
In the past month, India has witnessed one of the worst forms of nature’s fury-floods in Uttarakhand which, washed away thousands of pilgrims, causing a colossal loss of life and property, rendering millions destitute and homeless. Through the columns of this newspaper, I would like to appeal to the people across the country to respond earnestly to this call for duty towards our less fortunate brethren who have been the victims of this disaster.
There is also a need to introspect and identify objectively whether this is a natural calamity or a man-made disaster. Precisely, it was knee-jerk reaction of mother earth against indiscriminate constructions in such a vulnerable area disregarding all warnings! What is important here is to learn from our mistakes.
My appeal is that help in any form–food, medicines or money, should not only be forthcoming, but also well organised, so as to benefit the maximum number of people.