The traditional system of celebration includes burning candles, performing ritual ceremonies, illuminating the house, and organizing small get-together in the evening. Sadly, in the recent years, the trend of celebration has switched over to modern ways and forms. Candles and diyas have been taken over by electric illumination and noisy fire crackers have become a necessity.
The modern system is not only putting an end to all values and virtues but is also imposing negative effects on the environment as well as human health. The environmental effects caused are excessive air pollution, excessive noise pollution, soil pollution, and excessive power consumption. All these together put a serious threat to ecological balance. Over that, human health is also suffering as the modern celebration system is causing more of health issues like high blood pressure, hearing loss, sleeping disturbances, headache, asthma, skin allergies, and respiratory problems.
These issues have now become a serious deliberation to think over. Before the ecological balance goes out of control and before human life starts retreating, it is important to take some initiatives and strict measures to give an end to all the negative effects caused by wrong methods of celebrating Diwali.
There are many eco-sensitive initiatives that can be taken to celebrate the festival of lights. The first thing to be done is to say ‘No’ to crackers. Burning crackers is one of the most mistaken ways of celebration that should definitely come to an end. There are many other ways of expressing your joy and passion with regards to the festive season. One can visit any old age home, orphanage, or similar non-profit organizations to gift those people and children a reason to smile and be happy. Share with them clothes, food, chocolates, or some of their daily needs. This will certainly turn out to be the most beautiful Diwali because this is the most prestigious way to share smiles and joys.
If there is a need to add sparkle and music to the festive occasion, then there are eco-friendly crackers available in the market. These can be used to some extent to express joy and happiness. Apart from that using more of candles and diyas instead of electric illumination will also be a significant initiative in reducing the ill effects. This will tremendously help to reduce power consumption but will certainly make the house look even more beautiful. So, if beauty can be achieved without excessive use of electric power then why use more and deprive people of rural places from the basic need of electricity.
On Diwali almost everyone exchange gifts. While shopping for gifts it’s good to buy something that is useful and meaningful. It’s best to buy home-made candles and decorative to gift any loved one or relative this Diwali. There are many more eco-friendly options to gift like cosmetics, clothes, bags, hand-made chocolates, and earthen lamps.
By celebrating a safe and eco-friendly Diwali, everyone will just add years to their life and life to their years. That’s the most beautiful gift for each and everyone this Diwali. Isn’t it?
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