Diwali is one of the loveliest festivals of the Hindus. But sadly, people are forgetting the real meaning of Diwali. For them it is not a festival of lights, but a festival of crackers. With every household burning crackers, noise pollution and air pollution increase and it causes more sickness to the already sick and suffering people. Diwali must be celebrated in an eco-friendly manner. Noisy crackers and those emitting a lot of toxic gases should not be burned. People are prone to breathing problems when they inhale smoke. Those suffering from asthma, bronchitis and hypertension suffer a lot. If we cannot refrain from burning crackers, then let us at least make Diwali safe. Plastic sheets from rooftop of houses should be removed in order to avoid accidental fires during Diwali, especially when burning dangerous firecrackers like rockets and atom bombs.
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)