The most celebrated festival in India Diwali the festival of lights is just around the corner. It is a festival that brings people together. People try to sort things out and their differences and wish each other a happy, healthy, and prosperous Diwali. Several things are synonymous with Diwali like the Diyas, the Diwali special snacks, the lightings, new decorations, and amongst them are firecrackers as well.
There is a ritual or tradition of bursting firecrackers on Diwali. However, lately, people have realized that bursting crackers are hazardous to the environment. It causes air pollution, noise pollution and also spreads garbage on the streets of the leftover of the busted cracker. A lot of people who have health issues get affected because of that.
This year we are already celebrating Diwali’s festive season with ‘new normal.’ We will have to follow the guidelines of the covid 19 while celebrating the festivals. And thus, we will have to be even more cautious that by bursting crackers we are risking the lives of the people and we don’t want that to happen.
It’s especially dangerous for people who have asthma, have breathing issues and lungs related diseases. The increasing air pollution can prove fatal in the time of covid 19. Air quality is co-relating to the issue of covid. The patients who are affected by covid have week lungs so air pollution can harm the lungs of the patients and is risky for their health. They do not have immunity to breathe in polluted air and that too of crackers.
The complete ban on the bursting of firecrackers is important. All the state governments and even the central government should collectively give the decision of banning firecrackers. Delhi is already facing the problem of low air quality which has resulted in an increase of covid 19 patients in the capital city. We don’t want that to happen in other states as well where Covid is coming under control.
Also, it is not just the government’s responsibility but citizens’ responsibility as well and to not burst crackers. Rather celebrate it with family and friends by spending time with them. This will ensure our safety and other health safety as well. We unanimously need to come forward and create more awareness about it.