No Crackers, No Pollution
No Crackers, No Pollution3 mins 643 3 mins 643
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity and I am not sure about the former". This quote of Albert Einstein explains so much about humans. There are numerous examples to support this belief and the most relevant being bursting of crackers.
I am from Delhi and here mornings are not good rather they are dusty, smoggy. Pollution seeps into our lungs and causes numerous ailments, there is an irritating sensation in our eyes when we go out for work. We can't admire the nature anymore as we can't see it anymore. The sky is no longer blue, the green trees have turned pale and the chirping birds are not seen that often.
Evidently now there is a lot of hue and cry, we curse the government for not taking stringent steps, for not saving us from this plague of pollution, for just sitting on their comfortable seats and stretching their legs. While this blame game is on and while we are busy covering our nostrils with good quality masks, we welcome our most favorite festival, the festival of lights, Diwali. A few very intelligent people misinterpret it and instead of lighting up their houses they believe in lighting up the atmosphere with dust and pollution through crackers.
We all know why and how Diwali is celebrated and nowhere is it mentioned or written that crackers are compulsory to celebrate this auspicious festival. So there must be some logical reason of something that we are unable to detach from our culture despite of horrendous repercussions. As for me, the logic is very simple, our Mother Earth is crying, we are giving her severe pain, there is pollution everywhere and at certain places it has reached to hazardous level, people are dying. Not only this, animals are crying for help, they are terrified by the miserable noises, they are running amuck. By bursting crackers you are just adding to their agony and grief. If you think it's pretty cool to go and burst those sutli bombs and murgachhaps then please wake up early the next day and look at our beautiful sky which is not even visible.
If you really want to think practically just look at the pros and cons of bursting crackers. The pros are quite intrinsic and selfish like pleasure, amusement or joy whereas the cons are distressing like pollution, breathing ailments, lifelong diseases, helpless birds and animals who cannot even cry for help. Now just weigh these pros and cons. Which one is heavier? The decision is yours. Please be considerate and make an honest judgement.
So if you have planned to celebrate this Diwali by bursting crackers then please take a moment and think, is it right or wrong? Aren't there other ways to celebrate this beautiful festival? Do you still believe that the pleasure of bursting crackers at the cost of someone's or probably your life, is worth having?
SAY NO TO CRACKERS, SAY NO TO POLLUTION