Your town has been badly hit by floods due to enormous rains. Write a letter to the editor of a national daily giving a detailed account of the loss of life and property. Also, make an appeal to the people and the government to provide help and succour to the afflicted. You are Sucheta/Sunil, 15, Tilak Nagar, Murshidabad.
15, Tilak Nagar
9 March, 20××
The Times of India
Subject: Relief Required in Flood Hit Area
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I wish to draw your and the readers’ attention towards the grave situation in the town of Murshidabad. Recently, there have been enormous rains because of which our town has flooded.
Heavy downpour for five consecutive days has affected us adversely. There has been a huge loss of life and property; not only people, but, many helpless animals have perished. Houses have suffered severe damage, personal belongings, valuables, furniture, vehicles, etc. all have either drowned or swept away. Farmers, whose only mode of income are their crops are the worst affected. The heavy rains have destroyed the crops and vegetation, thus rendering the farmers sans hope and any chance of recovery.
Though, rescue teams arrived and relief measures were taken at the earliest, but the relief operation carried out by the state Government has proved to be insufficient. There are still people and animals stuck in isolated areas, surrounded by stagnant flood water, who need to be rescued, fed and treated.
Therefore, I wish to utilise this space to request the concerned authorities and the general public to come forward and help rescue the flood victims faster. Contributions and donations, in the form of cash or any other kind, is much required to provide food, basic essentials and medicines to them.
I hope you will publish this letter so that more relief is sent to the flood hit area as soon as possible.