We may feel proud to celebrate noise less Diwali this year. Media and NGOs play a pivotal role in making people to understand the need for celebrating Diwali with less noise pollution. Time and again city residents have taken steps to celebrate festival in eco-friendly manner. During Ganesh festival people had used eco-friendly Ganpati and noiselevels were reduced to the minimum. In the past they were up to the task of planting more trees in the metropolis. Later on they were bent upon disposing E-waste to give the city a clean look and avoid over pollution. This time citizens have planned to celebrate noiseless Diwali. For achieving this objective retailers have increased cracker rates by 50 % and the people are thinking twice before purchasing them. After all we are burning money in the form of crackers and contributing to air pollution. Not only human beings even birds and animals face a torrid time during the Diwali season. By creating such an atmosphere we have set an example for other Metro to take a lead from the next year onwards. Eco-lit noiseless Diwali is a dream come true. Awareness is already created and so over a period of time people will be in a position to curtail noise pollution to the minimum level and still celebrate festivals with same fervour.
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