Letter writing to the Editor of a newspaper on the issue of bride burning, writing format.

LETTER-WRITING is an important channel of communication between people who are geographically distant from one another. In earlier times when the telephone and e-mail were not available, the only means of communication between people was through letters.
So, here I am going to show how you can write a letter. In this article, we will provide you with detailed information regarding the formal letter format about a newspaper on the issue of bride burning to the Editor. Read on to know everything about formal letter format. Below I have given the full format of a letter, by following which you can write the letter and can apply for.

The Editor,

The Statesman, Calcutta-700 001


Kindly allow me to express through the columns of your esteemed daily, my grave concern over the incidents of bride burning which have recently become a serious problem in our society. During the last few years many innocent lives have been lost, and no body knows how many more are suffering in mental agony. Bride burning is the tragic outcome of the dowry system-a social evil very peculiar to our country. Greed for money and consumer articles and a sense of false vanity drive the grooms and their parents to demand dowry from the brides’ parents. And they think this to be a rightful and legitimate claim. Parents have to spend large sums of money to get their daughters married. Brides failing to meet the boys’ demands at the time of marriage or afterwards are subjected to severe mental and physical tortures which sometimes lead to bride burning.

Bride burning is a severe crime and should be met with exemplary punishments. Dowry Prevention Act alone would not be able to eradicate this evil. What is needed is social awareness and a deep understanding of the duties and obligations associated with the institu tion of marriage. Marriage should not be taken as a bargaining exercise. Women should be educated properly so that they become conscious of their dignity and self respect. Voluntary social organi sations also have a great part to play to counter this great social menace,

Malda. Yours faithfully,

24th October, 1988 Gautam Chanda

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