Go for Safe and Green Diwali
Diwali falls on the darkest night of the year. The need for light on the darkest night became a tradition over the years.

Celebrate Eco friendly Diwali

Minimize the harmful effects: Air & Noise pollution, child labour, energy consumption

  • Instead of bursting crackers and partying, give something to the underprivileged
  • Opt for diyas (earthen lamps) and candles OR opt for LED lights. They use at least 80 per cent lesser energy
  • Keep children in community engaged in the evenings with fun-filled creative activitiies.
  • Mehendi sessions for kids/ladies & games for adults will be a hit in the neighbourhood.
  • Traditional Rangoli was made with rice powder to feed the birds. Turmeric, Kumkum, grains, flowers can be used to add colors.
  • Use organic incense sticks and fresh flowers for decorating homes.
  • Use banana leaves and small earthen-ware to serve community gatherings, instead of disposables.

Government Initiative

  1. The Supreme Court of India, observing that the "right to peaceful sleep" is a fundamental right of the citizens, has banned crackers between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am during the Dasara and Diwali festival.
  2. The Central Pollution Control Board has banned fire-crackers with a decibel level of more than 125 at a distance of 4 meters from the bursting point.

Tell your child that...

  1. Infants & Senior citizens are the most disturbed by crackers.
  2. Fire-cracker industries are hazardous & engage in forced child labour.
  3. Due to prolonged exposure to toxic substances, these children are prone to sickness and mortality rate in early teen years is alarmingly high.
A quote from the net:

Some get to burn crackers while some burn making them...