English assignment for board exam


1.    Write a letter to your friend describing your pet to him/her.
101/B Wing Montana,
Veera Desai Rd.,
Andheri (West),
Mumbai – 400 059.
13th February, 2013.
Dear Reena,
It feels so good to have lots of leisure time in your hand and nothing to do. I had a very hectic schedule till Sunday but now I am relaxed. I have something wonderful to share with you. Mother and father have allowed me to keep a pet dog.
Yes, a few days back, my dad’s friend approached us if we were interested to buy a Labrador breed puppy which his friend wanted to sell. Father gave in and guess what! The cute, cuddly two year old is mine. It is grey in colour with floppy ears. I have named him ‘Mischief’ as he justifies it. His arrival has cheered all our family members. He is a brat who wants a lot of attention and
pampering. The best part is that he understands like a small child when we are talking about him. He loves people admiring him but does not like to be held by strangers. He gave us a tough time during Diwali as the deafening crackers scared him a lot. He preferred to remain under our sofa. I could go on and on with a sense of pride the way a parent would express fondness for his child.
Do drop in home to meet Mischief. My world revolves around him. Give my regards to your parents.
Your loving friend,
Xyz
2.    Read the following advertisement and prepare a letter of application.
WANTED
Young. Male/Female sales representatives.
Candidates should be graduates with a good command of English and Marathi. Apply with detail Box A - 605. TOI. Mumbai - 400 001.
C/2, Gulmohar Park,
J.J.Road, Mahim,
Mumbai - 400 016.
6th May, 1999.
To
The Advertiser,
Box A - 605,
The Times of India,
Mumbai - 400 001.
Reference : Your advertisement in the “The Times of India”
      dated 5th May '99.
Subject : Application for the post of sales representative.
Dear Sir,
With reference to your advertisement for a sales representative in yesterdays issue of ‘Times of India’. I wish to apply for the post. I passed my B.com with a first class from Bombay University in May 1998. I have just completed a diploma course in Business Management and Sales. I am 23 years old and I have a fine physique. I have a good command of English, as I studied at St. Xaviers High School and Marathi is my mother tongue. I can also speak Hindi and Gujarati quite well. I have a good aptitude for salesmanship. I assure you that if I am given the post. I shall give it my very best and shall not give you any chance to reconsider your decision.
Yours faithfully,
XYZ.
Enclosures : (i) CV.
(ii) Photocopy of examination results.
(iii) Certificate from APTECH.
3.    Write a letter to your younger brother who was caught copying in his exams. Advise him on values, and principles in life.
124, Nehru Apartments,
Worli,
Mumbai – 400 025.
20th September, 2012.
Dear Jash,
Thanks for your lovely birthday card. It was very well made. Yesterday, I visited a book exhibition and have picked up a book on “Human Values” for you. After all, character plays a very significant role in one’s life.
I was shocked to hear from mother that you were caught copying in your exams. It was shocking and very embarrassing to know this. What’s wrong with you? Weren’t you prepared for the paper? Even if you hadn’t studied, what was the need to cheat? Remember, it is important to be a good human being first. Scoring a few more marks by employing low means is not right. Frankly speaking, I was ashamed as I was the Head boy in class X and the thought that the Principal and the teachers would discuss about my brother cheating in class was a very disturbing thought. Mother told me that she has to meet the Principal along with Father. What an embarrassing moment for them! Our deeds reflect our family background, don’t you know that? Hope you realize your mistake and promise yourself to be honest always. You can  improve for the best only if you are determined to do so. Take care. All the Best.
Your loving brother,
XYZ.
4.    Write a complaint letter regarding over flow of gutter in your locality / village.

                                                                                                                                                            7G, Sonia Apartments,                                   Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
To,
The Sub Engineer,
Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board,
Dadar (w),
Mumbai – 400 021.

      Subject: Complaint letter over flow of gutter in our locality.
Respected Sir,
                       We are totally five hundred families residing in our locality. We are facing a severe problem of growing instances of overflow of gutter for the last three months in our locality.
                       This over flow in gutter causes the problem of bad odour and leads to growth of mosquitoes which may lead to malaria. Small children playing outside the door have already affected by diarrhoea. Sometimes we feel vomiting and nausea.
                       We have already given many complaints to our local authority. They are always giving us empty promises and doing nothing. So kindly am requesting you to look into this matter personally. If you do the needful then I shall be very much thankful to you.

Thanking You,
                                                                                                                                    Yours Faithfully,
                                                                                                                                          X y z
5.      Write a complaint letter regarding irregular electric supply in your locality / village.

7G, Sonia Apartments,                               
Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
To,
The Sub Engineer,
Maharashtra State Electricity Board,
Dadar (w),
Mumbai – 400 021.

  Subject: Complaint letter regarding irregular electricity supply.
Respected Sir,
                       We are totally five hundred families residing in our locality. We are facing a severe problem of growing instances of power failure for the last three months in our locality.
                       In our locality there are many students who are preparing for their upcoming Board Exams as well as for other final examinations. But, this irregularity in electric supply is causing obstacles in their preparation. Sir, you also know, this year the summer is extremely hot so the old people facing it very difficult to tackle the problem.  The problems of current supply also lead to some other illegal activities in our locality.
                       We have already given many complaints to our local authority. They are always giving us empty promises and doing nothing. So kindly am requesting you to look into this matter personally. If you do the needful then I shall be very much thankful to you.
Thanking You,
                                                                 Yours Faithfully,
                                                                           X y z
6.     Write a complaint letter regarding irregular Water supply in your locality / village.
                                                                                                                                                            7G, Sonia Apartments,                                   Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
To,
The Sub Engineer,
Maharashtra State Water Supply Board,
Dadar (w),
Mumbai – 400 021.
       Subject: Complaint letter regarding irregular water supply.
Respected Sir,
                       We are totally five hundred families residing in our locality. We are facing a severe problem of growing instances of insufficient water supply for the last three months in our locality.
                       We have only 50 taps for our five hundred families, it means on an average a tap for every 10 families, which is already insufficient. But during the last three months the problem has increased to a lot due to less supply of water. Because of less supply of water there is a growing instance of disputes among our local people. Many times we have to return home with our empty vessels.
                       We have already given many complaints to our local authority. They are always giving us empty promises and doing nothing. So kindly am requesting you to look into this matter personally. If you do the needful then I shall be very much thankful to you.
Thanking You,
                                               Yours Faithfully,
                                                        X y z

7.      Letter to your friend explaining him about the importance of Joint family system.
                                   7G, Sonia Apartments,                                   Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
Dear friend,

                        I received your letter confirming your decision to spend this vacation with us. We were all eagerly waiting to see you. However, you have mentioned in your letter about our Joint Family system and its disadvantages like no privacy, lots of work every day, need to get permission for outing, need to adjust with everyone to avoid problems.
                       But, friend in every system there are some advantages and disadvantages. You have seen only the demerits of joint family system; let me explain its wonderful advantages. You have persons to look after you. Works can be shared. Expenses can be shared. Guidance will be there. Helping – hands are always there in your sorrow. Your happiness will be doubled when it shared with them. Caring will be there. Relationship will be improved. Responsibility will be there.  If you are sick no need to depend on hotels. Someone else will cook for you. Always remember this, the beauty about the Indian culture lies in its age-long prevailing tradition of the joint family system.
                       I hope you will find nice spending time with us in this vacation and also understand the importance of joint family system. I am eagerly waiting for the date to receive you from the railway station.
                                                                                                                                                                          Yours lovingly,

8.     Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper drawing his attention to the illegal parking of truck in your lane.
                                                                                                                                    7G, Sonia Apartments, 
                           Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
The Editor,
Times of India News Paper,
Mumbai: - 400 001.
           Subject: Complain against the illegal parking of truck.
Respected sir,
                       I have been the resident of the above mentioned area for the last twenty years. The people here are all educated and go out to work and children go to school. I would like to bring to your notice that the roads in this area are fully filled with illegal parking of trucks, that it becomes very difficult to even walk specially during the rains. Not only this even the street lights are so poor, that it becomes very difficult for people to walk or take out their vehicles during late in the evening.
                       One must be aware that how irresponsible is to park vehicles like trucks in the residential area. Hence I request you to consider it and through your newspaper, I want to make one request to the concerned authority to consider this matter as important park the trucks in some other non residential areas.
                       I shall be obliged if you publish my letter in your newspaper so that it catches the attention of the Councilor of our ward and an urgent action is taken.
Thanking you,
                                                                       Yours faithfully,
                                                                                y   Z.
9.    Write a letter of enquiry to the manager of a travel agency about a proposed vacation trip you intend to make to Delhi, Simla and Agra.
7G, Sonia Apartments,              
Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010The Manager,
The General travel agency,
Mahim (W),
Mumbai - 400 016.
Subject: Enquiry about a proposed vacation trip to Delhi, Shimla and Agra.
Respected sir,
                       I, XYZ, one of the teacher staff of our school. We teachers had a meeting with our Principal. The authorities have agreed to give us the permission to conduct the vacation trip to Delhi, Shimla and Agra.
                       Kindly furnish us with the necessary details and the total cost for 500 students and 20 staff members. Also send your quotations for other places.
                       Eagerly awaiting your reasonable quotation.
Thanking you,
                                                                 Yours faithfully,
                                                                       X Y Z. 
10. Write an application letter for the post of librarian for a public library.
7G, Sonia Apartments,              
Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
To,
The Manager,
The General Public Library,
Dadar (W),
Mumbai – 400 021.
 Reference :  Your advertisement in “The Times of India” dated 23rd, February, 2010.
 Subject    :           Application letter for the post of Librarian.
Respected sir,
                       With reference to your advertisement for the post of librarian in “The Times of India” dated 23rd, February, 2010. I wish to apply for the same.
                       I am a very energetic person with excellent communication skill and ready to face any target set by your esteemed public library. I am will to work hard and being young I am also eager to add knowledge with experience. I hold a M.Com degree from “University of Mumbai” and a Diploma in Library Science from “Indira Gandhi Open University”, New Delhi. I have also done computer courses like Basic, Tally – 9 as well as programming languages like C, C++ from NIIT, Matunga. I have 2 years experience as a assistant in local library, Mahim.
                       My resume is sent here with, for your reference. I shall be much thankful to you, if you grant me an interview call at your convenient time. I am looking forward to join your esteemed Public library as early as possible.
Thanking You,
                                                               Yours Faithfully,
                                                                                                                                               Xyz.
Encl: - Resume and Xerox copy of educational certificates.

11.  Write an application letter for the post of accountant.
7G, Sonia Apartments, 
Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
.                                Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
To,
The Manager,
The General company,
Dadar (W),
Mumbai – 400 021.
 Reference  :   Your advertisement in “The Times of India” dated 23rd, February, 2010.
 Subject :      Application letter for the post of Accountant.
Respected sir,
                       With reference to your advertisement for the post of accountant in “The Times of India” dated 23rd, February, 2010. I wish to apply for the same.
                       I am a very energetic person with excellent communication skill and ready to face any target set by your esteemed company. I am willing to work hard and being young I am also eager to add knowledge with experience. I hold an M.Com degree from “University of Mumbai” and a Diploma in Cost Account from “Indira Gandhi Open University”, New Delhi. I have also done computer courses like Basic, Tally – 9 as well as programming languages like C, C++ from NIIT, Matunga. I have 2 years experience as an assistant accountant in local company, Mahim.
                       My resume is sent here with, for your reference. I shall be much thankful to you, if you grant me an interview call at your convenient time. I am looking forward to join your esteemed company as early as possible. 
Thanking You,
                                                  Yours Faithfully,
                                                            Xyz.
Encl: - Resume and Xerox copy of educational certificates.

12.   Write an application letter for the post of teacher.
                                                                                                                                                7G, Sonia Apartments,                                   Rainbow colony,
                                 M.G. Road,
                                 Mahim (E),
                                 Mumbai:- 400 016.
                                 24th February, 2010
To,
The Principal,
The General High School,
Dadar (W),
Mumbai – 400 021.

  Reference       :           Your advertisement in “The Times of India” dated 23rd, February, 2010.
  Subject :           Application letter for the post of Teacher.
Respected sir,
                       With reference to your advertisement for the post of Teacher in “The Times of India” dated 23rd, February, 2010. I wish to apply for the same.
                       I am a very energetic person with excellent communication skill and ready to face any target set by your esteemed School. I am willing to work hard and being young I am also eager to add knowledge with experience. I hold a B.A. degree from “University of Mumbai” and I have done B.Ed. from “Indira Gandhi Open University”, New Delhi. I have also done computer courses like Basic, Tally – 9 as well as programming languages like C, C++ from NIIT, Matunga. I have 2 years experience as a English Teacher in Local School, Mahim.
                       My resume is sent here with, for your reference. I shall be much thankful to you, If you grant me an interview call at your convenient time. I am looking forward to join your esteemed School as early as possible.
Thanking You,                                                                                                                                                Yours Faithfully,
                                                           Xyz.
Encl: - Resume and Xerox copy of educational certificates.

REPORT WRITING
1. Write a report on the following headline.
MASKED MEN SHOOT BANK MANAGER
Mumbai, February, 24
By a Staff Reporter,
In a daring day light robbery, three masked men entered the Indian Bank, Mahim branch on Monday at 10 a.m. When the Manager refused to cooperate, he was fired at chest from a N – 38 revolver and was seriously injured. The three masked men were escaped in a waiting Red Maruti Van with a loot of 5 lakhs.
The Bank Manager Mr. Anbu Selvan, was rushed to Sion Hospital. He had sustained two bullet wounds on his chest. Doctors have reported that his condition is still critical. When contacted Mr. Ragavan, commissioner of Police said that certain important clues have been inspected which would definitely lead to the arrest of the bank robbers.
30 SCHOOL CHILDREN KILLED IN BUS  TRUCK ACCIDENT.
Mumbai, February, 24
By a Staff Reporter,
Thirty school children were killed when a State Transport Bus was smashed by a truck near Dadar yesterday.
Sixty five students and five teachers of General English High School were on their way to Water Kingdom at about 9.40 a.m., when the Municipal Garbage truck smashed the State Transport Bus. The truck driver was trying to save a boy who was crossing the road. Twenty five students and 3 teachers were seriously injured; they were immediately taken to the Sion Hospital. When contacted Mr. Ragavan, commissioner of Police said that investigations were going on detailed report will be given only after the proper investigation.
HEAVY RAINS DISTURBED NORMAL LIFE
Mumbai, February, 24
By a Staff Reporter,
Heavy, rains continued for the third day in Mumbai, bringing all normal life to a standstill. The Central part of the city was the worst affected with the water level rising above 3 feet in some areas.
Most of the main roads were completely flooded. In many areas the electric poles had fallen down and thus the whole city faced darkness. The situation may improve by tomorrow. The spokesperson of B.E.S.T. said that, “All the city buses were cancelled, which leads to a major problem for a common man”
FOOD POISONING AFFECTS 50 SCHOOL CHILDREN
Mumbai, February, 24
By a Staff Reporter,
Over 30 children were battling for their lives in Sion Hospital after they had consumed sweets distributed by the School at a function, yesterday.
The students of the General English High School, King Circle were given sweet brought from a local shop on the occasion of Annual Day celebration of the School. Immediately after consuming sweets the children felt nausea and dizziness. Some started vomiting and were rushed to Sion Hospital. The police have registered a case against the shopkeeper and arrested him. Parents were worried for the speedy recovery of their children.
INDIA WINS SECOND TEST MATCH AGAINST AUSTRALIA
Mumbai, February, 24
By a Staff Reporter,
India wins second test match against Australia at Eden Garden, today. The two teams now stand level.
The little master Sachin and Skipper (captain) Dhoni who built up a partnership of one sixty runs taking up the total to 350. However, McGrath, bowling took the toll and he took 4 wickets. Later the overall target of 540 runs seemed to be tough for the Australian team. The Australian Skipper Ricky Ponting was disappointed with their players performance. As none of the Australian player has scored a century except the Skipper. Ricky Ponting himself is the highest scorer with 103 runs. The Ponting said, “My team would fight back in the Third and final test in Mumbai”.

FACT FILE
NOTE: - In this section, facts have to be written. This is not subjective but objective, hence it is known as fact file.

1.      Write a fact file of a place of your interest keeping in mind the following.
a.      Name of Place
b.      Conveyance
c.       Distance from Mumbai.
d.      Climate
e.      Things to do
Ans.
 Name of Place                  :           Matheran.
 Conveyance                     :           Train, Bus, Car
 Distance from Mumbai    :           90 Kms.
 Climate              :           Cool in Summer, Cold in winter.
Things to do :Various points to visit, Shopping clothes, cap, bag.

2.      Prepare a fact file about the place you visited during the Diwali Holidays.
Ans.
Name of the Place      :           Ooty in Tamil Nadu.
Terrain :  Plain – hills, rocky ground, very near to Coastline.
Temperature : 5 to 19 degrees in winter and 20 to 25 degrees in summer.
Modes of transport     :           Plane, Train, Bus, Car.
Fare    :  Depends on the distance from other places and the mode of transport choosen.
Food                            :           Rice, Idli, Dosa.
Sightseeing  : Dolphin nose, Flower Garden, Government Botanical Garden, Doddabetta, The Mukkurthi Peak & National Park, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pykara, Deer Park.
 Anything Special:   Handicraft and specific paintings made by the local residents, Special goodies for the festival are made available, clothes are available in specific local variety which has the essence of the prevalent culture of the place. 
Entertainment  :    Boating, surfing, go – karting, bungee diving, paragliding, trekking, river rafting, fishing.

3. Prepare a fact file of a Bird Sanctuary you have visited.
Fact file of Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Location : Banks of Vembanad Lake.
Known As : Queen of Vembanad.
Distance : Kottayam - 15 km, Nedumbassery - 106 km, Periyar - 185 km.
Getting there : Nearest Airport - Kochi Airport Nedumbassery - 106 km.
Nearest Rail - Kottayam Junction -15 km.
Road - 15 km from Kottayam. S-H-1 links Kumarakom to Cochin and Trivendrum.
Best time to visit : November to February.
Major wildlife : Waterfowl, Cuckoo, Owls, Egrets, Herons Water Ducks,
Attractions Parrots, Teal, Larks, Flycatchers, Wood Beetle, Mangrove Forests, Green Paddy Fields and Coconut Groves.
Uniqueness : To see the migratory Siberian Cranes.
Where to eat : Vembanad Seawood Bar, Restaurants - Ettukettu, Thattukada, Tharavadu, Fort Kochi, Pearlspot.
Other attractions: Houseboat and Motorboat Cruise, Tasting Delicious Kottanad Cuisine.
Staying options : Kumarakom Lake Resort, Coconut Lagoon, Taj Garden Retreat, Backwater Ripples, Illikkalam Lake Resort, Golden Waters.

       Write a speech to be delivered among your class mates, regarding blood donation.
BLOOD DONATION
                       Dear friends, we have one life let us make our one life more meaningful by donating blood. Blood donation is the mother of all donations. Blood donation directly gives life to another human being. It is not only saves one individual but also the entire family of that individual. A person can donate blood thrice in a year. The donated blood will be thoroughly checked and stored up in a secured form. For donating blood a person must have a weight of at least 45 kg.
                       Many people have misunderstandings about bold donation. They feel by donating blood they will fall sick. But it is not like so, the donated blood will automatically regenerate by our body itself within four to five hours after donating the blood. A person will be prohibited from donating blood if he drank alcohol during the last six hours.
                       So friends, let us put our hands together and make a promise to donate blood at least once in a year.

2.      Write a speech to be delivered among your class mates, regarding EYE donation
EYE DONATION
                       Dear Friends, we have one life let us make our one life more meaningful by donating eyes. Eye donation is the mother of all donations. Eye donation directly gives vision to another human being. It is not only gives vision to one individual but also to the entire family of that individual. A person who wishes to donate his eyes after his death has to go to an eye hospital and need to register his name with the hospital.
                       The information about the person who agreed to donate eyes and died is to be given to the respective hospital as early as possible. So, that his eyes can be removed and saved within six hours. We can see the world even after the death of ourselves by the way of donating eyes.
                       So, friends let us put our hands together and make a promise to donate eyes after our death.

       Prepare an appeal to be presented along roadside regarding protecting environment.
PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT”
“ONE EARTH, ONE LIFE,
WHY THEN LET IT DIE?
NATURE IS A GIFT OF GOD,
LET US PROTECT IT”
                       Dear friends, Mother Nature is crying for help to protect herself from the social evils like, cutting of trees, polluting the rivers, burning of plastics, emission of CO2, depletion of ozone layer, global warming etc. In order to highlight the problems and to make people aware, the social service organisation “PRITHVI” is going to conduct a two days program.
·         Day One: Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will give a speech regarding
                                                    i.      How to save our environment?
                                                    ii.      How to reduce the level of CO2?
                                                    iii.      Use of solar energy.
·         Day Two: Famous Cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar shall plant the first sapling of “ONE CRORE TREE PLANTATION” program.
                       So, friends come one and come all let us put our hands together and make a promise to save our mother nature.

Write a speech on ''Retirement of a staff member of the school''.
Respected Principal, teachers and my dear students. It is indeed with a heavy heart that we have gathered here to wish our dear Prof. Natrajan a happy and fruitful retired life. We will no longer have the privilege of daily interaction and learning from a source that we have taken for granted. Prof. Natrajan has been teaching in our school for the past 35 years but I have been lucky enough to have been taught by him at least for the past 2 years (std. VIII and IX). My first memory of him was of a stern teacher, who entered the class with the text in the left hand and chalk dust all over his right hand. He made a dreaded subject like mathematics seem easy when he worked out the problems on the blackboard with lightning speed. He made us learn the formulae, theorems and equations so that they remained in our heads. He reduced an  amazing number of chalk sticks to dust on his hands and the toes of his shiny black shoes.
It saddens me that Prof. Natrajan will be retiring from active teaching. We have no words to thank him enough for giving us a strong foundation in Maths. He always told us that no problem is too difficult to solve. We wish him good health, happiness and contentment in his well deserved time of rest and reflection with the satisfaction of job well done.


Write a speech regarding cruelty towards animals.
CRUELTY TOWARDS ANIMALS
Respected Principal, teachers and friends,
I regret to say that cruelty towards animals has reached alarming levels nowadays. This is clear from the fact how a weak and skinny bull pulls  the cart loaded with tons of weight. The cart owner mercilessly beats it and prods at its thin body with his stick. Similarly, there are numberless deserted animals like cows, dogs, camels and donkeys roaming on the roads. Many of them have open wounds. Some are so diseased that looking at them reveals the ill treatment given to them by the human beings. The bones in their skeletons can easily be counted. Then they are beaten by their owners if they do not move. This indeed is a sorry tale of the indifference of the owners towards these domestic animals. I feel shocked to see how badly these animals are treated. Animal life forms an indistinguishable part of human life.
Animals render inexplicable service to man. But we are so callous towards them that we don’t bother about their welfare. There are hospitals for them. Yet the owners don’t bother to take care of them in times of illness. I urge the authorities to take strict action against the owners who illtreat them. Man is also responsible for killing certain endangered species like whales and polar bears for their meat, skin and fat. People have grown richer by selling the dead bodies of the whales. These are used for making skin creams, cosmetics, bath essence,  detergents, pieces of jewellery, etc. Conservation of such species is very important, or else they would soon be on the brink of extinction. The situation has become so grim that we cannot turn our eyes away. So let us all pledge to save animals from being ill treated.

Write a report on the Independence Day Celebration of your school.
Independence Day Celebrated
Mumbai, August 16 :
This year too, Independence Day was celebrated with the same gusto as ever in St. Joseph’s School. The entire school was illuminated two days before. Chief guest Mr. D.N. Jadhav, the city police commissioner, unfurled the tricolour at 7.30 am. The national anthem was played by the school band while everyone stood respectfully in attention. Raghav Gupta, a Class IX student was felicitated by the Principal as he had won the gold medal representing the school at the State level for chess. A group of Class X recited a patriotic poem “Mera Bharat”. Class VIII presented a short play based on the 1857 revolution which impressed everyone. Headboy Saurav Mehta spoke on all the great leaders of India, who had played an important role in the struggle to drive the British out of India. The Principal addressed the Class X students who would soon be going out into the world. He exhorted them to cherish the democratic ideals which the school had inculcated in them. Sweets and light snacks were distributed to everyone. The gathering dispersed after the playing of Vande Materam with patriotism and positive energy in their hearts.
By Student Reporter.

Prepare 10 questions to interview a 14-year-old boy who won the Bravery Award.
(Ram Kumar, a fourteen year boy from the Vasai Taluka, was recently felicitated with a bravery award for his courageous act of saving an old neighbor from being brutally murdered by some thieves. The following is an excerpt of an interview of Ram Kumar.)
Well, congratulations on receiving the award. Will you please answer a few questions?
1 What was your reaction when you got the news about the award?
2 Did you expect this kind of recognition for your act?
3 Please throw some light on the incident.
4 How many thieves were there?
5 Did they have any weapons?
6 Did you scream for help?
7 How did you handle so many of them that too without any weapons?
8 Were you hurt in the process?
9 Who reported the matter to the police?
10 It is said that this generation is very selfish but you have proved it wrong. Any message for the youth of today.
Thank you Ram. Wish you a lot of success and hope you become a ray of inspiration to the people of the country.

Write an interview that you conducted with the famous cricketer MS Dhoni. Frame ten questions.
(1)   Congrats on being awarded the Padma Shri. How does it  feel to get this honour at such a young age?
(2)   How do you feel about the two boxers who brought glory to India at the Olympics not being included in the government’s honours list?
(3)   You are the first cricketer to represent Jharkhand in the national team. Do you feel any additional responsibility?
(4)   What are your plans to encourage and develop talent in the state?
(5)   How has Gary Kirsten helped as a coach?
(6)   You are leading a very young team. What does leading such a young team involve?
(7)   Do you miss the services of players like Dravid and Ganguly?
(8)   What aspects of the game need improvement, both as an individual and as a team?
(9)   Many critics say you are just riding on a lucky streak and the team still doesn’t have any consistency. What do you feel?
(10)Any messages for your fans?

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