FORMAT OF A MAGAZINE REPORT

    1. Heading– A descriptive title which is expressive of the contents of the report.
    2. By line– Name of the person writing the report. It is generally given in the question. Remember, you are not supposed to mention your personal details in your answer.
    3. Opening paragraph (introduction) – It may include the ‘5 Ws’ namely, WHAT, WHY, WHEN and WHERE along with WHO was invited as the chief guest.
    4. Account of the event in detail– The proper sequence of events that occurred along with their description. It is the main paragraph and can be split into two short paragraphs if required.
  • Conclusion- This will include the description of how the event ended. It may include quote excerpts from the Chief Guest’s speech or how did the event wind up.

FORMAT OF A NEWSPAPER REPORT

  • Headline- A descriptive title which is expressive of the contents of the report.
  • By line- Name of the person writing the report along with the designation. It is generally given in the question. Remember, you are not supposed to mention your personal details in your answer.
  • Place and date of reporting- It is generally not mentioned in a magazine report separately, but here, it is.
    1. Opening paragraph- It includes expansion of the headline.  It needs to be short as it is a general overview of the report.
    2. Account of the event in detail– It is generally written in two parts: First, complete account of what happened in it’s chronological sequence (preferably) and second, the witness remarks.
  • Concluding paragraph- This will include the action that has been taken so far or that will be taken. It is the last paragraph.
MAGAZINE REPORT
NEWSPAPER REPORT
Heading
Headline
By line
By line (along with the designation)
Opening paragraph
Date and place
Account of the event
Opening paragraph
Conclusion
Account of the event and witness remarks
Conclusion
  Talking about the exam, in the writing section (Section-B of the exam), it comes as a long answer type question (5 marks). Generally, there is a choice (internal) between the following:-   The question for report is supposed to be answered within the prescribed limit of 120 – 150 words. Talking about marks, it comes as a 5 marks question. The breakup for which (as per CBSE Marking scheme for 2022-23) is as follows:-
Format (Heading and Reporter’s name)
01 mark
Organization of ideas
01 mark
Content
02 marks
Spelling and grammar
01 mark
Total
5 marks

Question 2.
Recently your school held a Seminar on Conservation of Water as a part of World Water Day celebrations. As the School Pupil Leader of Maryland School, Gurgaon, write a report in 100-125 words for a local daily. Sign as Pritham/Preeti. (Delhi 2010)

 

Answer:

Seminar On Water Conservation

By: Preeti
Maryland School,

Gurgaon 16th March, 20xx, Gurgaon: Our school organised a seminar on ‘Water Conservation’ as part of the World Water Day Celebrations on 13th August, 20xx. The main aim of this seminar was to remind us all about the need to save the government and the non-governmental organisations in providing help water as it is a precious source imperative for our survival.

distinguished environmentalists and eminent personalities were our guest speakers and they reiterated the need not only of conserving water but also spoke at length on how to conserve water by stressing upon the fact that each drop of water is precious. Dr. Yashraj, an eminent environmentalist, suggested rain-water harvesting as one of the best ways to conserve water.

Using visual aids to highlight his discourse, he suggested that to ensure availability of water for the future generations the withdrawal of fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate. The seminar concluded on the note that water conservation is the most cost-effective, environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water and so each one of us must do our bit towards improving water management to enhance optimum use of water.

Question 3.
Your school organised an exhibition-cum-sale of the items prepared under Work Experience Certificate by your school students. There was an overwhelming response from the public. Prepare a report in 100-125 words for a local daily. You are the Coordinator, S.U.P.W. activities, Nita School, Gurgaon. (All India 2010)
Answer:

An Exhibition-Cum-Sale
By: ABC, Coordinator, SUPW Activities
Nita School, Gurgaon

3rd Aug. 20xx, Gurgaon. Our school organised an exhibition-cum-sale of items prepared under Work Experience by our students on the 31st of July in the school lawns. It was heartening to see the overwhelming response our endeavour got from not only the parents but also from the general public who showed a lot of interest in the items made by the students. A wide array of items such as candles, greeting cards, jewellery boxes, wooden handicrafts had been prepared by talented students.

The students were really encouraged by the positive feedback they got from everyone present. Our principal too was personally present there all the time interacting with everyone. He appreciated the students’ hard work and creativity and announced that the money collected from the sale of items would be donated to an old-age home in the vicinity of our school. Our principal also decided that such initiatives would be taken up by our school more frequently to motivate the creative students and to help a noble cause.

Question 4.
Your state government has banned the use of plastic bags. Your are Amarjeet, a reporter of The National Herald. Write a report in 100-125 words on how the ban is being ignored and what damage the indiscriminate use of plastic bags in causing to the environment. (Comptt. Delhi 2010)
Answer:

Environment Unfriendly Polybags
By: Amarjeet, Staff Reporter
The National Herald

In the year 2002 the government had banned the production and use of plastic bags in our country. But unfortunately, these are now being widely used again everywhere. Not only are we using a huge number of polybags daily but we are also discarding them in our drains uncaring about the fact that they will block the flow of drain water. Polybags are also a threat to our environment. They cause pollution, kill wildlife and are responsible for using up the natural resources of the earth. They are one of the main factors that litter the landscape. If burnt, they will infuse the surrounding air with toxic fumes.

The main problem of plastic bags is that they are non-biodegradable. The decomposition of plastic takes around a thousand years, so with the plastic rubbish produced each day it is likely that this problem will never be solved. While the government works out ways to lessen the impact of polybags on the environment each one of us too should shoulder some responsibility for this problem that ultimately harms us all.

Question 5.
You are Ramesh/Rani, Sports Secretary, Government Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh. Last Monday an inter-school twenty-over cricket match was played on your school ground. Write a report in 100-125 words on the match. (Comptt. All India 2010)
Answer:

Inter-School Twenty
Over Cricket Match
Ramesh, Sports Secretary,

Govt. Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh 17th January, 20xx. Last Monday an inter-school twenty over cricket match played in our school grounds between Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector-4 and Central School, Sector-37. It was one of the most thrilling match that we all had seen as the winner was decided only after the last ball of the match had been bowled. Kendriya Vidyalaya won the toss and chose to bat. They set a target of 130 runs in twenty overs for the opposition team who beat them in the last ball of the match by hitting a boundary which took their score to 131 runs. Central School had to make ten runs in the last two balls in order to win. Their star batsman ABC scored a six followed by a fantastic boundary to take his team to victory. It was a great match with a nail-biting finish and all the spectators present there thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

Question 6.
A major bus mishap which left several people seriously injured took place at Nicholas Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai. Luckily no life was lost. Collect the information from the eyewitnesses and send a report in 100-125 words to ‘The Nungambakkam Times’. You are Vinod/Vinodhini, a reporter. (Delhi 2011)
Answer:

Bus Mishap
Vinod, Staff Reporter

The Nungambakkam Times 14th February, 20xx: A major bus mishap took place at Nicholas Road in Nungambakkam, Chennai yesterday at about 10 a.m. It resulted in serious injuries to almost twelve of the twenty-five passengers who were on board the bus. Luckily though, there was no loss of life. An eyewitness accounts how the high speeding bus overturned when it took a sharp turn in an attempt to avert a collision with a truck that was coming in the wrong direction.

The authorities have arrested the truck driver for his negligence. The bus driver could not be taken into custody for overspeeding as he is admitted in hospital with grievous injuries. The state government has announced a compensation of? 25,000 for those seriously injured and ‘10,000 for those whose injurious are not very serious. A state-level inquiry has also been ordered into the mishap.

Question 7.
You are Poorva/Partha, Cultural Secretary of your school, D.B. Senior Secondary School, Ambur. A week-long Music and Dance festival was organised by your school. Write a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. Invent the details. (All India 2011)
Answer:

Music And Dance Fiesta
Poorva, Cultural Secretary
D.B. Senior Secondary School, Ambur

26th August, 20xx: Our school organised a week-long Music and Dance festival, which commenced on the 18th of August and ended on the 26th of August, in which 15 schools of our town participated. It was a great music and dance extravaganza which saw a wide variety of Indian classical music and folklore and western music and dance forms. During this week-long festival, many competitions and programmes were organised in our school and these were graced by illustrious musicians and reputed dancers. On the concluding day of this festival, a two-hour-long programme displaying a unique fusion of classical and western dance and music was put up. This was a treat and delight for all music and dance lovers and was also the highlight of our festival. Seeing the huge success of this fiesta our principal assured us that attempts would be made to organise it on a regular basis.

Question 8.
You visited a Job Fair organised by Ability Foundation at Chennai recently. You were impressed to see that nearly 55 companies from various sectors such as information technology, telecommunication, electronics etc. offered jobs to the final year students of colleges. As a reporter of ‘The Deccan Times’, Chennai, prepare a report in 100-125 words. You are Peeyush/Priya. (All India 2011)
Answer:

Great Job Opportunities
For Young Students
Priya, Staff Reporter,
The Deccan Times

14th April, 20xx: The Ability Forum organised a Job Fair in Chennai for final year students of colleges. The fair witnessed an overwhelming response from job seekers and companies from across the region. The two-day event saw 55 companies from various sectors, such as information technology, telecommunication, electronics, etc. offering jobs to these students. It was really a great incentive for these fresh graduates to be offered jobs literally ‘on a platter’. Over 500 job seekers walked into seek well-paying jobs with the most renowned companies. This is surely going to motivate other undergraduates to attend this fair every year. Such employment fairs should be organised as these provide an ideal platform for students who are on the lookout for jobs after having completed their graduate-level education.

Question 9.
You witnessed a programme performed by differently-abled persons on Zee TV. You were very much impressed by their performance and were emotionally touched. Highlighting their talent, the reaction of the judges to their performance etc., prepare a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. You are Gopal/Gopi, Student Editor of the magazine. (All India 2011)
Answer:

A Special Programme On Zee Tv
Gopi, Student Editor

On the occasion of Independence Day, Zee TV organized a special programme in which differently-abled persons performed in front of a live audience and were also watched by millions of people across the globe. They displayed their talent in the fields of music and dance. Their performances left the judges, the audience and the viewers enthralled. I am sure it also touched the hearts of many.

An outstanding sequence, in which wheelchair-bound boys and girls performed ‘Bharatnatyam’, left the audience spellbound and got a standing ovation from the judges.

It was most touching to see these children performing with such perfection despite their handicaps and their zest and enthusiasm added an extra touch to their performance. I strongly feel more such shows should be telecast so that more disabled children get an opportunity to showcase their talent. This will give them self-confidence that in spite of their disabilities they too are very much a part of our society.

Question 10.
You are Pulkil/Prema, a staff reporter of The Times of India. You have been asked to cover an incident of daylight robbery on the outskirts of Delhi when the inmates were present in the house. Write a report in 100-125 words. (Comptt. Delhi 2011)
Answer:

Daylight Robbery
Prema, Staff Reporter
Tire Times of India

17th August, 20xx, Delhi: A daring, daylight robbery has set fear and anxiety in the minds of the residents of Najafgarh, that lies on the outskirts of Delhi. Four armed robbers entered the house of a retired IAS official in broad daylight at about 4 p.m. The official himself was present in the house along with his wife, daughter-in-law and two-year-old grandson. Though the robbers did not harm the inmates, they locked them up in a store-room before escaping with? 75,000 cash and gold jewellery worth about? 3 lakhs. This incident evoked a lot of resentment among the residents of the area who complained about a total security lapse in their colony. The police have registered a complaint of robbery and on the basis of the appearance of the robbers given by the inmates a search has been launched to apprehend all the four.

Question 11.
Recently a cultural programme was arranged by B.M. Public School, Noida with the help of the local artists of the city for raising funds to
help an association for the differently-abled children of your city. Write a report in 100-125 words for publication in the newsletter of your school. You are Sunil/Sunita, Secretary of the Social Club of your school. (Comptt. Delhi 2011)
Answer:

Cultural Programme To
Help Disabled
By: Sunita, Secretary, Social Club

Our school arranged a cultural programme with the help of the local artists of our city to raise funds to help an association ‘Nirmal-Chaya’ that works for the differently-abled children of our city. All the proceeds from this programme were given to the NGO so that they are in a better position to provide assistance to these unfortunate children in the form of medical aid. It was most heartening to see the overwhelming response of our staff, students and their parents for our noble endeavour. The local artists too participated in this programme without charging any money as everyone wanted to do their bit for a good cause. Seeing the positive response of everyone who was involved in this noble cause, our school authorities have decided to organise one such event every year to help the NGOs of our city.

Question 12.
Write a report in 100-125 words on ‘No Tobacco’ campaign organized by your school in the academic session 2010-11. You are Deep/ Deepa, Cultural Secretary, Anupam Senior Secondary School, Meerut. (Comptt. Delhi 2011)
Answer:

‘No Tobacco’ Campaign
Deep, Cultural Secretary
Anupam Sr. Secondary School, Meerut

Our school organised a ‘No Tobacco’ Campaign on 19th November during the academic session 2010-11. Our school children took out a huge procession around the school carrying posters and placards and shouting slogans on the harmful effects of tobacco. This campaign also brought together experts from various fields like fitness experts, public health experts, media representatives and also members of the youth organizations who increased awareness about the dangers of using tobacco. Various interschool art competitions, debates and declamations were also organised as a part of this campaign. The main aim of our campaign was to highlight the hazards of using tobacco and to encourage people to give up use of tobacco in any form. Through this campaign the student community came forth in its own way to lend its voice and draw public attention to the fatal dangers of using tobacco.

Question 13.
Write a report as an eyewitness to the fire accident that occurred in your neighbourhood. Your report should be within 100-125 words. Invent the necessary details. You are Rashi/ Raman of 15, Ballimaran, Delhi. (Comptt. All India 2011)
Answer:

Fire Mishap
Raman
15 Ballimaran, Delhi

12th September, 20xx, Delhi: A fire broke out in our neighbourhood in Ballimaran yesterday in a two-storey house due to a gas cylinder explosion. Three persons received severe burn injuries and household goods worth almost five lakhs were completely destroyed. It was rather frightening to see the extent of the flames which seemed to engulf even the adjacent houses. Though the exact cause of the bursting of the cylinder is not known, it is suspected that a possible leakage in the gas pipe triggered the blast. It took three fire tenders almost four hours to control the fire. The police have registered a case of accident and a probe to investigate the exact cause of the fire will be carried out. The injured persons, a man and two women, have been admitted to the Bums Ward of ABC Hospital and their condition is stated to be critical.

Question 14.
You are an eye-witness to a road accident resulting in loss of human life and property. As a press reporter of National Herald, write a report in 100-125 words. (Comptt. All India 2011)
Answer:

Fatal Road Accident
XYZ, Staff Reporter
National Herald

5th May, 20xx, Delhi: Two persons were killed and three injured when a speeding Scorpio crashed into their Maruti 800 car near the INA Metro Station yesterday afternoon. The incident took place at around 12:45 p.m. when the victims, aged between 35-40 years, were going from their office to attend a meeting at South Extension. As their vehicle approached the INA Metro Station, a speeding Scorpio rammed into the Maruti from behind killing two people on the spot and injuring the other three occupants. The accident also caused a traffic snarl on the busy road before the police arrived on the scene and rushed the injured to the nearby AIIMS Trauma Centre. The accused, driver of the Scorpio, has been arrested and a case of rash and negligent driving causing death has been registered against him.

Question 15.
Your school Commerce Association organised a seminar for class XII students of the schools of your zone on the topic, ‘Rising prices create a crisis’. As Co-ordinator of the programme, write a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. You are Piyush/Priya of ABC School, Agra. (Delhi 2012)
Answer:

Seminar On ‘Rising Prices’
Priya, Co-ordinator, Commerce Association
ABC School, Agra

The Commerce Association of our school organised a seminar for the class XII students of all the schools of our zone on 19th November, 20xx. The topic of the seminar was ‘Rising prices create a crisis’. The three-day seminar, which was attended by distinguished and eminent personalities from the field of finance and commerce, was an eye-opener as to how the ever-rising prices are most likely to cause a crisis to which there may be no solution. The need of the hour of our government is to check and control the rising prices which have strained the pocket as well as the well-being of the common man. The students got an insight into how inflation is hampering the economic growth of our country. On a concluding note our principal assured us that he would do his best to organise seminars on contemporary issues regularly.

Question 16.
A new indoor gymnasium has recently been constructed and inaugurated at APJ International School at Goa. As special correspondent of ‘The Hindu’ draft a report in 100-125 words on the gymnasium and the inauguration ceremony. (Delhi 2012)
Answer:

State-Of-The-Art
Gymnasium Inauguration
Special Correspondent,
The Hindu

7th August, Goa: An indoor gymnasium which had been under construction for the past few months was inaugurated at APJ International School. The State Health Minister, Shri S.D. Philips, inaugurated the fully equipped air-conditioned gymnasium yesterday in the presence of the staff and students of the school. In his inaugural speech, the Minister stressed upon the need of physical fitness and the importance of following a regular work-out regime in today’s stressful lifestyle. The gymnasium combines innovative early physical education, pre-gymnastics classes with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and other facilities.

Such initiatives empower the school children by j helping them to acquire the necessary skills, confidence and positive self-image needed to become healthy young adults.

Question 17.
Your school conducted a seminar on ‘How to prevent cruelty towards animals’, in which 40 city CBSE schools took part. As Co-ordinator of the programme, write a report in 100-125 words for the school magazine. You are Vikram/Vidhi of C.P.S. Senior Secondary School, Bengaluru. (Delhi 2012)
Answer:

Seminar To Prevent Cruelty Towards Animals
Vidhi, Co-ordinator
C.P.S. Senior Secondary School, Bangalore

Our school conducted a seminar for classes XI and XII on ‘How to prevent cruelty towards animals’. Forty city CBSE schools participated in this three-day seminar which started on 31st October, 20xx. The seminar discussed animal cruelty in perspective to two main themes — preventing cruelty to animals through early intervention, educating and changing legislation and examining the connection between cruelty towards animals in relation to the violent human nature. Distinguished members of the SPCA organisation addressed: the members during this seminar.

They stressed upon the need for compassion and care which is due to animals as living and responsive beings. Animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and that is not to be left to the compassionate impulses of humans but is an entitlement that must be protected under the law. During this seminar, other animal-cruelty issues that came under the scanner were fighting animal cruelty perpetrated by industries like factory farming, the fur industry, animal experimentation and animals used in entertainment.

Question 18.
You witnessed a bomb blast in a Delhi market when you went there for shopping along with your parents for Diwali purchases. Write a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. (Delhi 2012)
Answer:

Bomb Explosion In Market-Place
By: ABC

Our shopping for Diwali could not have taken a more ghastly and ugly turn, that was beyond even our worst nightmare. On 24th October, 20xx, a powerful bomb blast rocked the busy Karol Bagh market where I had gone along with my parents for Diwali shopping. The explosion took place at about 6.10 pm near a three-wheeled vehicle which got ripped apart. Within seconds the entire area was strewn with glass and splattered with blood. Amidst utter fear, chaos and confusion people were seen running wildly, some in search of their dear ones and others to ensure their own safety.

I stood they are dumbfounded, almost paralysed with fear as my parents helped an old couple who had sustained severe injuries in the blast. Not even in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the horrific sights that then met my eyes. I am convinced that these nightmarish sights are there to stay in my memory for a lifetime. Every time I close my eyes I relive those horrifying moments where I can see people wailing and groaning.

Question 19.
You witnessed a fire accident in a slum area near your colony on Saturday night. You were very much disturbed at the pathetic sight. Write a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. You are Lakshmi/Lakshman, a student of P.D.K. International School, Madurai. (All India 2012)
Answer:

Fire In Slum Area
By: Lakshmi

P.D.K. International School, Madurai A fire broke out near our colony, I.G. Extension on 12th October, 20xx. This ghastly fire burnt down at least 50 shanties and about 30 casualties were reported. The meagre belongings of daily wagers and labourers living in this slum were turned to ashes. The pathetic sight of wailing children and women was heartrending. Since the fire broke out at around 7.30 pm, most of the womenfolk were cooking their evening meals. So many slum dwellers had to go hungry that night as the fire brigades took almost four hours to douse the flames and control the fire. People from our colony came forward to help these distressed people. We offered packed food and water to them. The miserable plight of these people as their abodes turned to ashes will continue to haunt the residents of our locality for a long time.

Question 20.
You are Keshav/Karuna, Sports Secretary of Vidhyapeet, Bengaluru. You participated in the national level CBSE Chess Tournament at Delhi recently. Write a report for your school magazine, in 100-125 words on the programme and your team’s performance. (Comptt. Delhi 2012)
Answer:

Cbse Chess Tournament
By: Karuna,

Sports Secretary It was a great honour for me to represent my school, Vidhyapeet, Bengaluru, in the national level CBSE Chess Tournament held at Delhi j from 19th to 22nd September, 20xx. The I tournament was inaugurated by the CBSE chairman. Seven schools from all over India had qualified for the national level competition. The first round of the competition started on 19th September in the ABC Indoor Stadium. After various elimination rounds came the final round in which our school and Model School, Chennai qualified. Finally, this journey of ten cracker rounds was won by our school by scoring 8.5 points. With great pride I accepted the winning trophy. The Chairman, CBSE gave away the prizes during the closing ceremony. In his speech, he praised the CBSE officials for their good work in promoting the game of Chess.

Question 21.
You are Jay/Jaya, an NCC cadet from Shyamala Memorial Hall, Trichy. You were selected as a member of the contingent to represent Tamil Nadu in the Republic Day parade in Delhi. Write a report for your school magazine, in 100-125 words on the programme, and about your participation. (Comptt. All India 2012)
Answer:

Parade Honour
By: Jay, NCC Cadet
Shyamala Memorial Hall, Trichy

It was indeed a great honour for me to be selected as a member of the contingent to represent Tamil Nadu in the Republic Day Parade in Delhi. It was heartwarming to hear the loud applause and cheers that greeted our float as we marched past the VIP area which seated the President of India, the Prime Minister and various other foreign dignitaries. I felt extremely proud to be a member of the contingent to march on Rajpath with 86 other members. This march past was indeed wonderful with each contingent marching along in all their finery and official decorations. Our contingent highlighted the culture of Tamil Nadu by presenting the ‘Karagam’ folk dance. We had put in a great amount of practice and every minor detail was looked into minutely. We wanted to do everything perfectly including our costumes, jewellery and the essential props that were needed because the event we had been selected for was one that was of great national significance and pride. It was a lifetime opportunity for us and we wanted to put up our best.

Question 22.
You are Jay/Jaya, studying in Shyamala Memorial Hall, Trichy. Some students of your school attended a first aid training camp for a week at Red Cross Headquarters of your state. Write a report for your school magazine in 100-125 words on the events of the camp and your participation and performance. (Comptt. All India 2012)
Answer:

First Aid Training Camp
By: Jaya,

Shyamalan Memorial Hall Some students of class XII of our school got an opportunity to attend a first aid training camp for a week at the Red Cross Headquarters in Chennai. Attending this camp proved very helpful to us because it gave us an opportunity to learn as to how we can help in providing emergency health care for anyone who requires immediate first-aid. I am sure all those who attended this camp will help make a difference to society. Our seven-day training started with a batch of 20 volunteers who received training under a Red Cross trainer.

The training comprised practical sessions in artificial respiration, use of bandages, simple medication through common drugs and ointments etc. Apart from administering first aid in emergency situations, the trainer also made us understand the basis of home nursing. We were also trained in potentially life-saving techniques that can be performed with minimal equipment. At the end of our seven-day camp, we were given a course completion certificate in which our performance was evaluated. We were confident we were now in a position of saving a life in case of an emergency.

Question 23.
You are Deepak/Deepika, Secretary of Ahimsa club, Parsva Public School, Delhi. On 2nd October your school observed ‘International Day for Peace and Non-violence’, organizing various activities such as visit to Raj Ghat, Charkha spinning, lectures by eminent Gandhians etc. Write a report on the same in 100-125 words. (Delhi 2013)
Answer:

International Day For
Peace And Non-Violence
By: Deepika,

Secretary, Ahimsa Club Parsva Public School, Delhi Our school observed ‘International Day for Peace and Non-violence’ on 2nd October this year. This was our way to pay our tribute to the Father of our Nation by attempting to highlight the principles he followed that enabled him to win our independence. On this occasion, our school organized various activities such as a visit to Raj Ghat, Charkha Spinning, lectures by eminent Gandhians etc. It was enlightening to hear the lectures of the eminent Gandhians who emphasised Gandhiji’s foremost principles that guided all his thoughts and activities. These included complete unity and integrity of the body, mind and soul in an individual. It was also revealed that one of the greatest achievements of Gandhiji was the spiritualisation of politics. This celebration was the most enlightening way to commemorate the memory of the Father of Our Nation.

Question 24.
Your school, Sea View Public School, Kochi, organized a Blood-donation Camp on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations. As Cultural Secretary of your school, write a report on the event in 100-125 words. (Delhi 2013)
Answer:

Blood Donation Camp
By: Cultural Secretary,

Sea View Public School, Kochi Our school organized a Blood Donation Camp on 26th January, 20xx on the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations. This camp was a huge success and saw the participation from over 300 students and 50 faculty members. The camp was organized in collaboration with the Red Cross Society of India. Dr. Bela Anand from the Red Cross Society appreciated the efforts of the school in organizing the camp. She . appreciated the overwhelming response from the students as well as teachers and said it felt good when people, especially young students, come forward for a noble cause. Refreshments, certificates of appreciation and blood donor cards were given to all the donors. Our Principal finally administered the vote of thanks.

Question 25.
Traffic police has launched a special drive against pollution causing vehicles. This has led to traffic jams and crowds at important intersections. Write a report in 100-125 words to be published in ‘Chennai Times’. You are Prince/Priya, 12 M.G. Road, Adayar, Chennai. (Delhi 2013)
Answer:

Pollution Check Causes A Mess
By: Priya,

12, M.G. Road, Adayar, Chennai 26th August, 20xx, Chennai: The traffic police has recently launched a special drive against the pollution causing vehicles. This has created more confusion than relief. It has led to traffic jams and crowds at important intersections. The traffic constables have gone into overdrive by putting barricades and conducting checks on pollution. These barricades, put up by the police, create heavy traffic snarls especially during the peak hours. Traffic congestion is a problem for commuters who are invariably delayed in reaching their destination. The police need to restrict their drive to lean traffic hours. This way they will be able to carry forth their drive against pollution without causing inconvenience to the commuters.

Question 26.
Maxim Gorky School, Kodaikanal celebrated ‘Nutrition Week’ from 1st September to 7th September by arranging inter-school cookery contests, oratorical, painting and poster competitions, besides talks by eminent nutritionists and medical professionals. There was an overwhelming response from students and parents. Prepare a report in 100-125 words to be published in your school magazine. You are Arjun/Anita, School Pupil Leader. (All India 2013)
Answer:

Nutrition Week Celebrated
By: Anita,
School Pupil Leader,

Maxim Gorky School, Kodaikanal Our school celebrated ‘Nutrition Week’ from the 1st to the 7th September, 20xx. The theme of the celebration was ‘Food & Nutrition for Better Health’. The celebration aimed to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating. Inter-school cookery contests, oratorical, painting and poster competitions were held, besides talks by eminent nutritionists and medical professionals. It was heartening to see the overwhelming response of students and parents. The highlight of the week-long celebration was a constant reiteration of healthy eating habits and adequate physical activity as a key to a healthy life. The ‘Nutrition Week’ provided a reminder to everyone that an appropriate lifestyle can prevent us from diseases, improve our quality of life and increase life- expectancy. Nutrition Week was concluded by a prize distribution ceremony.

Question 27.
You are Roshan/Rohini, School Pupil Leader of Meerut Public School, Meerut. Your school joined a campaign organised by various agencies of your city to create awareness among people to conserve water. Write a report in 100-125 words highlighting the activities such as rainwater harvesting etc. (Delhi 2013)
Answer:

Water-Conservation
By: Rohini,

School Pupil Leader Meerut Public School, Meerut On 12th September, 20xx: Our school joined a water conservation campaign at the India Habitat Centre. This campaign was organised by various agencies of our city to create awareness among people to conserve water. The main agenda of this campaign was to reiterate the need to save water which is a precious source for our survival. Distinguished environmentalists suggested rain-water harvesting as the best way to conserve water and used visual aids to explain the process to harvest rainwater. The agencies explained time and again on the fact that water-conservation is the most cost-effective, environmentally sound way to reduce the demand of water and each one of us must do our bit towards improving water management to enhance optimum use of water.

Question 28.
You are Smitha/Smith, Secretary, Cultural Association, Motilal Fomra School, Tirupati. Last month your school celebrated Library Week in which book reading sessions, writing of book reviews, lectures by eminent writers, etc. were organised. Write a report on it to be published in your school newsletter in 100-125 words. (All India 2013)
Answer:

Library Week Celebrated
By: Smitha,

Secretary, Cultural Association Motilal Fomra School, Tirupati Our school celebrated Library Week from 5lh January to 12th January. This was a great opportunity for each one of us to recognise the value of libraries. It was a much-awaited event and we made lots of preparations for it. Competitions were held on topics ranging from English Elocution, Book Mark Making, Book Cover Designs and Writing Book Reviews. Many students participated in these events and gave in their best. In addition to these competitions, book reading sessions and lectures by eminent writers were also organised. The new books purchased by our school library were also displayed. Library Week was altogether a very interesting and enjoyable week for students as well as teachers, who are already looking forward to celebrating it in the following years.

Question 29.
You are Rohini/Rehan. Your school KRM Senior Secondary School, Gurgaon organised a workshop on how to conserve energy. A number of CBSE schools participated in it. Many eminent personalities addressed the students. Write a report in 100-125 words for your school magazine. (All India 2013)
Answer:

Workshop On
Energy Conservation
By: Rohini

KRM Senior Secondary School, Gurgaon Our school organised a workshop on ‘How to conserve energy’ on 24th April, 20xx. Around 25 CBSE schools participated in it. The participants were trained on various tools and methods for energy conservation and efficient use of energy. A training manual titled ‘Doing More with Less’ was distributed to all the participants. Many eminent personalities from the Energy Department of the NRSE Division addressed the students. They highlighted the importance of incorporating energy into different spheres. They also pointed out the various steps that could be taken at the individual levels to conserve energy and use it efficiently. This workshop which was organised as a part of the project, Building Energy Awareness on Conservation (BEACON), was most enlightening and everyone felt more such workshops should be organised at regular intervals.

Question 30.
Keeping in view the frequent occurrence of earthquakes, floods and torrential rains in different parts of the country, your school arranged a talk on disaster management. The speaker explained the precautionary measures to be taken by the public and the government in case of emergency. As a student reporter, Ravi/Rani prepare a report on the talk in 100125 words, to be published in your local paper. (All India 2013)
Answer:

Talk On Disaster Management
By: Ravi,
Student Reporter

1st April, 20xx: Keeping in view the frequent occurrence of earthquakes, floods and torrential rains in different parts of our country, our school arranged a talk on disaster management. The talk was held in our school auditorium at 11 AM, on 24th March, 20xx. The main aim for arranging this talk was to spread awareness among the people on how to deal with disasters. The speaker, who was a member of the National Disaster Response Force, explained all of us about the steps that need to be taken to minimise the risks in case of any disaster. He also explained with the help of visual aids the precautionary measures that should be taken by the public and the government in case of an emergency. This talk, with demonstrations, is sure to help each one of us to enhance our knowledge to deal with disasters.

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