Diwali is a festival of lights – of recalling virtues and being religious…of having a great time with family and friends…of having and sharing sweets…of exchanging gifts…so far, so good!
But today, Diwali is synonymous with crackers and fireworks…And further, to the ‘pomp and show’ factor…No real harm if it is done in an environmentally and socially responsible way…but unfortunately, Diwali night has become a mark of enjoyment of a few, and plight of many!
Just to specify, the noise, the smoke, the filth on the ground after the crackers burst, the unsafe outdoors on that Night, is that what we call ‘celebration’ or ‘Festival’??? This negative side-effects persists for at-least the next few days of the Diwali Night…!
Are we so insensitive to what we are doing to the air we breathe, ground we walk on, and people we live with?
While can’t we celebrate Diwali the way it is enjoyable to us (we as a social group) at this moment and next moment?
Lets start a new trend – Compensate crackers with Lights…pollution with purity, within and without!
Towards a ‘Sparkling Diwali and Swachh India”…Happy DEEPAWALI!