As the principal of a reputed college, you have been invited to inaugurate a Book Exhibition in your neighbourhood. Draft a reply to the invitation in not more than 50 words, expressing your inability to attend the function. You are Tarun/Tanvi.
1 March 2014
National Book Trust
Subject: Inability to attend the inauguration of book exhibition
Thank you for your invitation. I am honoured by your invitation. However, it will not be possible for me to attend the programme. I would have loved to join you on the auspicious occasion but because of certain unavoidable obligations, I will not be able to join the occasion.