Friday, May 30, 2014

Sample Complaint Letter to Postmaster

Complaint Letter To Postmaster, complaining about the Missing Parcel

Your Address


                     Date: …………

The Postmaster
Post Office, Address

Sub: Parcel of receipt no ….. has not reached the address …..

Dear Sir,
I sent a Registered Parcel to Name, at: Address, City on date……………The provided receipt no. of the parcel is …….. The parcel was expected to be delivered on date …. but it has not arrived yet. It seems either the parcel is lost or delivered to some other place.

Kindly look in to the matter personally and resolve my issue as soon as possible. I will be highly obliged.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
Your Name

Essay: My Aim In Life (to be a Fine Artist)

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Albert Einstein

It is well-said by Albert Einstein. To have a good life, it is essential to set a goal and start working on it from the beginning. Whatever we aim for, our lives should be designed around it. Some people aim to become doctor and some want to be engineer. Every goal is achievable if we work hard.

I am always inspired by my surroundings and have a different view of things. I want to show my perspective to the world in the most beautiful way so I want to be a fine artist. I love how nature has colored the world and I want to add these colors in my paintings.
One inspiring story can bring so many powerful changes in one’s life. I want to tell these stories with my paint brush. Art is the language which is understood by every person living in this world. With my paintings, I want to give the message of peace and love that my country holds. I can bring so many changes with the power of my creations.

Pakistan is the land of art and so many renowned artists belong to our country. I am working hard to learn the basics now and in the near future, I will get what I desire. I know I can achieve my goal because I strive day and night to make my dreams come true.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Poem HOPE by Ifrah A.

There is a feeling inside that twist and roll;
Something which keeps emotions at hold,

It gives me reason to be bold;
When the weather of life starts becoming cold,

It's a thunder that is striking fast;

Sparks of its hunter forever last,

Whenever the pain becomes sharp as knife;
It heals the wound by murmuring inside,

It's mine, yours and everyone's friend;
A blessing of God, His magic paint,

It fills life with colors again;
When nothing looks right and everything in pain,

The thing I am talking about is known as hope;
It lives inside us so we never feel alone.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Schools and Teachers Needed for iCivics Pilot Project

Do you want to help students this summer learn more about citizenship? iCivics needs your help!

iCivics is working in conjunction with GlassLab and Filament Games to upgrade a popular game called Argument Wars. Middle and high school students and teachers are needed to improve the learning that occurs within the game’s cases.

iCivics is looking for 6th through12th grade students to play four games and then complete a short online survey. Their teachers – you! – would be volunteering on June 16 through July 3 to supervise the students testing out the new version of Argument Wars and provide feedback from what they also learned from the game. All pilot testing takes place online.

Contact Alison Atwater at by June 6 to learn more about this terrific program.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Celebrating A Civil Rights Landmark

It has been 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, the case in which the doctrine of “separate but equal” was finally struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.  The United States Courtswebsite has compiled a list of materials for teachers who wish to study this landmark case.
The resources include:
1.     A prepared script for readers to reenact the case – participants hold their own copy of the script and read their respective parts but do not memorize their lines. The emphasis is on comprehension and student-centered learning.
2.     The history of Brown v. Board of Education – teacher materials include a video of a young Thurgood Marshall from the site, Teachers Domain.
3.     Profile of Justice Thurgood Marshall – a summary of his early life, education, and legal career.

Teachers may download an activity package with recommendations on how to use the material.   

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Educational Problems In Pakistan (Essay)

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

Education is the basic right of every human being. It is the power that drags a person from darkness of illiteracy into the light of knowingness. In general sense, education is the transferring of knowledge, habits and skills from one generation to the next. However, in our country, education is taken as the art of getting knowledge from the books only. This is the foremost reason of educational downfall in Pakistan.

There are many factors that are contributing to the destruction of education in Pakistan; government negligence, poverty, class discrimination, and poor education system are the top ones.

In the last few decades, many primary and secondary government schools have been developed in cities and villages and they are providing free education but their standard is no match with the schools of private sectors. In public schools, many students get enrolled every year but the school administration doesn’t care for the daily attendance. 

In government schools, students don’t get proper education as many government school teachers don’t bother to pay visit to the school and the students who go to these schools often don’t get educated in the way they deserve. This problem can only be solved with the involvement of government. It should take initiatives to control the attendance of the teachers at school.

Another big problem is the class discrimination that can be seen in the educational system of Pakistan also. Our elite class, which includes our ministers and officials, send their children to some best private schools. So the people with the power don’t concern with the poor educational system of the government schools.

The rise of poverty in Pakistan is forcing every single person of the house to work, as parents’ wages are low to support the whole family. When a poor has nothing to eat, how can he think about the education of his children. In this alarming situation, it is necessary for the government to introduce beneficial policies for the poor that can help them to educate their families.  As the less privileged people are in the majority, government should help them in education so they can be fruitful for Pakistan in the future.

There is a huge list of educational problems in Pakistan. We don’t have the power to change the system, but we can change ourselves. If we can afford, we should take the responsibility to teach at least one child who is illiterate. We can give tuition to the ones who are going to the government schools.  Sitting and condemning government cannot bring change; we can also do a lot!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Cultural Exchange

On April 29, I had an enjoyable dinner with seven Libyan judges who had spent the day in Columbus, touring the local courts and observing oral arguments at our Supreme Court. The judges came to Ohio as part of a three-week visit sponsored by the government of Libya to learn about the American system of justice. Following their professional training program, these judicial delegates will return to Libya with new ideas based on their experiences abroad.

At the dinner, I discovered that this is a time of great promise for Libyans. The State of Libya is located in northern Africa and has a population of more than 6 million. Since 2011, with the death of Muammar Gaddafi and his regime, Libya has been governed by a temporary constitution and is undergoing political reconstruction and reform. The judges told me that the new members of the commission charged with drafting the consitution had recently been announced and that they were eager for the completion of its work. The document will be put to a referendum when a new constitution is completed. The people of Libya will have a say.

Justice Lanzinger with Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Libyan delegates and guests

The Libyan judges join a special group of visitors. The Ohio Supreme Court has worked with lawyers, judges, legislators, and government officials from other countries to help develop independent judiciaries and train judges for more than 20 years. I, myself, was part of a delegation to Ukraine in 1995, and we have also had visitors from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, and Serbia. The personal contact between judges of different cultures cannot be overestimated, and I am happy to have been part of the conversation with our colleagues from Libya.