You have just read an article in an international travel magazine which contained some information about your town that is incorrect. Write a letter to the editor of the magazine. In your letter

  • Correct the information in the article
  • Explain why it is important for the magazine to give correct information
  • Suggest what the magazine should do about this situation

Respected Mr John,

Recently I came across an article in your esteemed magazine “National Geographic” about my town, Fatehgarh Sahib. However, I was shocked to find some misinformation being given which stands against a significant historic incident.

Initially, I was elated to find the mention of the Sikh history in an International Magazine and read the article enthusiastically. I even made my family to join and began reading aloud, but, after a few paragraphs, I found out that it mentioned the origin of the town’s name after Fateh Singh, the 7-year-old son of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, who was the fifth Guru of the Sikh Religion. The shock
was immense, and the agony was beyond words, as a huge mistake was committed, and nobody rechecked the facts. Fateh Singh was the son of the tenth guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

This is a sensitive matter for the Sikh Community and these kinds of mistakes should be avoided at all costs. You can be summoned by the Sikh Clergymen and the reporter can be sued too. The best solution however in in this situation would be to simply publish an apology letter and republish the article in the next edition.

I hope my suggestions are taken seriously and the rectifications will be done.

Yours Sincerely,
Sandeep Kaur

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