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This Deepavali, Twitterati are celebrating with a #pollutionfree and #crackerfreeDiwali

Although some are unhappy with the cracker ban, mostly people are saying no to firecrackers and embracing a green Diwali with no noise and ensuring the environment id free from pollution.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | October 19, 2017 6:45:54 pm
diwali, deepavali, diwali 2017, pollution free diwali, noiseless diwali, green diwali, eco friendly diwali, say no to crackers, cracker free diwali, diwali news, indian express Deepavali or Diwali is also known as Festival of Light, is celebrated by Hindu communities as the new beginning and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. (Source: AP)

Diwali or Deepavali is known as the festival of lights. However, with time along with all the Diwali rituals, bursting firecrackers to became a part of the festivities. From rangoli decoration to playing cards and burning crackers, people can’t imagine celebrating the festival without crackers. But having said that we can’t deny a number of toxic gases these crackers add to the environment, creating serious threat and air pollution. Also, the high-decibel sound caused by some firecrackers that scare little children and animals.

After the horrific smog Delhi-NCR witnessed last year, the Supreme Court banned firecrackers in the region, leading a serious debate with many eminent personalities arguing for and against the ban. While many saw the eco-friendly ban as an infringement on their freedom, others thought it was communal.

However, there are many who came forward to wish people a pollution free and noiseless Diwali. While many animal lovers campaigned for their furry friends others urged everyone to be responsible for their children. Asking people to preserve nature for a better and healthy future many are content with a silent Diwali bright with lights and colours.

From filmstars to sportsperson, everyone is wishing a #pollutionfree and #crackerfreeDiwali this year. Sample these:

Are you celebrating a pollution free Diwali? Let us know in comments below.

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