A Diwali Message to All Indians… (Please Please SHARE the message…) -Taken from Facebook post
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
STOP BUYING AND BURSTING CRACKERS.
SAVE A FEW CHILDREN THEIR LIVES! SAVE YOURSELF!
Even if 1000 change, it will be a great Diwali present
Think about thousands of Children involved in child labor in our Fireworks factories. Think of the little boys making crackers and the face of the girl inhaling the hazardous chemicals as she carelessly stuffs them into your favorite cracker.
PLEASE DON’T BUY AND BURST CRACKERS BECAUSE
- You are helping an industry that unethically and inhumanely employs thousands of children
- Bursting Firecrackers was not part of our old Diwali tradition until they were invented recently
- The pollution (both noise, air and water) that you cause affects a lot of people
- Firecrackers are not safe for you or especially Children. They contain hazardous chemicals
STILL IF YOU HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT THEM AND DEFINITELY WANT TO BURST!
- Please think twice if you want to burst instead of throwing away and not buy next time
- If you still want to burst, make sure you don’t cause trouble to neighbors, pedestrians and traffic
- Don’t burst high decibel, high sounding crackers to cause panic to sick & elderly
- DON’T BURST CRACKERS FROM 10PM to 6AM – it is illegal as per Supreme Court orders
Hope you will be a responsible and morally good citizen of India. Please share this message with everyone you know. Let us stop Child Labour, Let us stop polluting, Let us leave behind a better Earth for our Children.
reasons why you should give up bursting crackers this Diwali
The harsh winter season has not even begun in the capital city, the air is filled with smog already. Particulate matter mixed with smoke from automobiles is choking Delhi enough. During Diwali, the pollution goes up by more than 30% due to bursting of firecrackers. Do you want to choke yourself and others around you more?
2) Fire accidents
Fire accidents are common in cracker markets, be it in Faridabad or in Kozhikode, Kerala. A small spark is enough to set ablaze a whole region, and the accident could damage properties, and claim lives. Why risk your lives?
3) Other living beings/pets
You might be having the time of your life bursting crackers but there are other living beings around you, less privileged, lacking the ability to communicate the way you do – animals including your own pets. Dogs tend to get confused seeing the sound and light changing in their immediate surrounding. This Diwali, be their superhero.
Forget PM’s Swaccha Bharat campaign, but would you like to see garbage all over when you wake up on the day of Diwali? The crackers burst not only pollutes by contaminating the air, but also pollutes the land. See for yourself!
5) Child Labour
The story of thousands of child labourers employed in firework factories is not unknown to you. These children working in dangerous conditions often face accidents, sometimes so serious it leaves them crippled for life. Despite safety measures, umpteen number of fire accidents are reported every year from Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu alone. Only way to save these children is to say no to crackers! When the demand dies, supply will die.
6) Crackers affect new-borns and pregnant women
The adverse affects of bursting crackers seem unending. Dr Ashwini Nabar says in an article says the frequent exposure to loud noises during pregnancy might affect the baby in the mother’s womb, though not proven yet. However, it surely affects the mother, she adds. The noise from firecrackers can lead to tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and might last for 24 hours or more depending on the intensity of and closeness to the firecracker sound. Noise from the crackers might also stress pregnant women and prevent them from getting enough rest.
7) Harmful gases in the air
Crackers often contain elements like copper, cadmium, sulphur, aluminium and barium to produce the vibrant colours once ignited. The harmful gases produced from the bursting of crackers, such as Nitrous Oxide, remains in the air for a long time if the city doesn’t get enough rain or strong winds. Inhaling the fumes emitted by firecrackers increase the chances of asthma attack among patients. Heart patients and patients of chronic bronchitis and low immune system are at high risk too.