Formal Letter Writing ICSE 2010

Write a letter to the Director of a television channel complaining about the quality of the programmes telecast. This Formal Letter was asked in ICSE 2010 board exam. You can find Previous Year Formal Letter Writing asked in ICSE board exams.

Formal Letter Writing ICSE 2010

20. Vidhan Sabha Marg
Lucknow – 226 001 – U.P
20th March 2010

10 Janpath
New Delhi – 110001

Subject : Improving the quality of programmes telecast

I am an old patron of Doordarshan and enjoy viewing the Rangoli and other serials like Jalsa and Udaan. However of late I find the quality of some programmes like ‘Kabhi Saas Kabhi Baku’, ‘Samachar’ and the Regional News uninteresting and often boring.

The serial Kabhi Saas Kabhi Bahu has now dragged on for over five years. The story line has been too stretched to now make it boring. While reading the news the newsreaders lack emotion, making even ‘breaking news’ appear to be ordinary. As for the Regional News the coverage is primarily political, with social and cultural news being sidelined. To cite an instance, the marriage of 101 couples by a social organisation in Lucknow last month, did not find a place in the regional news telecast.

In order to keep the interest of the viewers alive, I would suggest that the number of episodes of a serial be time bound, so that it does not lose focus. Moreover serials on social issues like ‘evil of child marriage’, ‘family planning’ and ‘female infanticide’ should be telecast. The ‘Samachar’ should be made more interesting, by showing the news and also making the viewer experience it. As regards the ‘Regional News’ it should be more broad based, and cover regional issues in the true sense.

I hope you will give due thought to my suggestions and take steps to retain the interest of loyal viewers like me.

Yours faithfully,
Vaibhav Singh


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