Daily Archives: October 16, 2009

Let there be light and a noise-free diwali

Diwali is the festival of lights and celebrations not of noise. But for animals this could seem like a terrorist attack. Noisy fireworks are frightening to animals as their hearing is far more sensitive than that of humans. Lighting clay lamps are not only beautiful but will also spread the Diwali cheer.
Before buying firecrackers, make sure that you buy them from authorised stores. Check the box for declaration of no involvement of child labour. The government does not allow bursting crackers between 10 pm and 6 am. If you must burst crackers, stay away from silent zones. This year the police will levy a steep fine of Rs. 1 lakh and imprisonment of 5 years under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Have a happy, prosperous and safe Diwali.

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