Go for Safe and Green Diwali
Diwali falls on the darkest night of the year. The need for light on the darkest night became a tradition over the years.
Celebrate Eco friendly DiwaliMinimize the harmful effects: Air & Noise pollution, child labour, energy consumption
- Instead of bursting crackers and partying, give something to the underprivileged
- Opt for diyas (earthen lamps) and candles OR opt for LED lights. They use at least 80 per cent lesser energy
- Keep children in community engaged in the evenings with fun-filled creative activitiies.
- Mehendi sessions for kids/ladies & games for adults will be a hit in the neighbourhood.
- Traditional Rangoli was made with rice powder to feed the birds. Turmeric, Kumkum, grains, flowers can be used to add colors.
- Use organic incense sticks and fresh flowers for decorating homes.
- Use banana leaves and small earthen-ware to serve community gatherings, instead of disposables.
- The Supreme Court of India, observing that the "right to peaceful sleep" is a fundamental right of the citizens, has banned crackers between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am during the Dasara and Diwali festival.
- The Central Pollution Control Board has banned fire-crackers with a decibel level of more than 125 at a distance of 4 meters from the bursting point.
Tell your child that...
- Infants & Senior citizens are the most disturbed by crackers.
- Fire-cracker industries are hazardous & engage in forced child labour.
- Due to prolonged exposure to toxic substances, these children are prone to sickness and mortality rate in early teen years is alarmingly high.