A large sum of money to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to help the victims of an earthquake. This Formal Letter was asked in ICSE 2004 board exam. You can find Previous Year Formal Letter Writing asked in ICSE board exams.
Formal Letter Writing ICSE 2004
St. Francis College,
Lucknow – 226001.
23rd May, 2004
Prime Minister’s Relief Fund,
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.
Subject : Inadequate relief to victims of earthquake
In response to the call of the honourable Prime Minister, our school St Francis College had contributed Rs. 10 lakh, to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, for the earthquake victims of Gujarat. This had been sent to your office vide cheque number 9865, dated 10 March 2003, drawn on State Bank of India. Having contributed to the noble cause we felt, that the money would have provided some help, to our ill – fated brethren in Gujarat.
I was however shocked to see the plight of the people, when I visited Bhuj last week, on a personal visit. Even after three years since the calamity struck Bhuj, I found people living in cracked and damaged buildings. In Lalganj locality located 15 km to the south of Bhuj, I found rubble strewn all over the place. The narrow roads were encroached by the people, who are afraid to live in their damaged houses. There is acute scarcity of drinking water. The drains are chocked and in some localities sewage water flows on the road. The living conditions of the people are indeed deplorable.
I was informed by the local residents, that most development work was done in the affluent parts of the town. However, this place is yet to receive the attention of the administration.
I would request you to kindly draw the attention of the authorities concerned to the plight of people in Lalganj, Bhuj. They shall be courting another disaster in the form of an epidemic, unless immediate steps are not taken to rectify the situation.
I felt it my bounden duty to inform you of the state of affairs in Lalganj. I hope you will ensure, that these people do not suffer on account of administrative neglect. They should get their due share of relief, which the people of the country have so generously contributed.
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