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Created by : SHARATH CHANDAR REDDY, Business Development Manager - Insurance, I T C Ltd  | 10 12 2009 05:31:59 +0000
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Traditionally, we in India celebrate Diwali with lot of enthusiasm & energy. Lighting crackers is a fun, apart from historical importance.

But, keeping in view the factors like (i) safety of human lives (every diwaly hundreds of human lives arelost/injured across the country) (ii) pollution caused by the chemicals (iii) Money spent (where millions in the country can't afford proper food):

Is it right to burst crackers (particularly the bombs)???

 
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I don't understand the attitude of today's generation. In every item related to our Indian custom and culture they raise questions? It is very very wrong.When I was too young ( Now I am 49) it was only Zameen Chakra, Flower Pot, ordinary/sparkling crackles and very very thin sound cracker like items only were used during Diwali.During those days almost every poor Indian  used to buy new cloths/crackers/sweets etc according to his earning capacity. Some times they take a small amount of loan also.It is one of the occcasion where the poor also celebrates.The beggers were fed on that day.Moreover at that time there was no pollution like issues in those days.Due to technology/other developments and competition which turned the cracker industry into a risky one and polluted one. In every new development the same risks are there. Mobile is invented for emergency call purposes. But what is happening now? While driving/while walking on roads/railway tracks they use it and put their life and other persons life at risk. They use it for sending sexy SMS and for taking sexy photos/MMS etc.The same way items like bikes and cars. It was introduced for comfort purpose. They have increased the CCs/Speed Limits etc and invite trouble.Take the case of Computers. Instead of using it for beneficial purposes they use it for downloading or forwarding unwarranted pictures/messages etc. Even some of them using the computers to get money from someone's bank account also. Every thing is invented by today's generation only. It is spoiled and misused by mostly by them only. In olden days inventions were not misused like that of todays. There were elders to prevent or control the misuse in those days. Today every thing is care free including pre and post marital life. Those days only ordinary 303 rifles. Today AK47/56 etc. What was the need for it? Are we humans or some thing else. All trees are cut. All river sands are quarried. Every where SEZs in agriculture lands. My father never seen a four digit salary. But he was able to give good if not the best education to four of us. Build his own house. Occasionally he took us for Cinemas/Dramas etc. He spent money on our tours. He also hired Taxis/auto rickshaws when there was need.He also made trunk calls etc. We were very very happy then. Now every facility is incresed. Every technology is improved. Things are moving fast. But in my opinion nothing is going in the right direction. We are going towards dead end. Accordingly it is suggested that instead of blaming the tradition culture etc,let us mend our ways after identifying the real problem.


By S.Kumarasubramanian , Freelancer, Freelancer  10 14 2009 04:50:34 +0000
 
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It's time for Global Warning!!

Why doesn't ppl understand that they are themselves the cause for it..

It's simply because they are doing what they like to do.. and did that without any proper knowledge..!! There are other ways to express happiness... other than increasing air and noise pollution..!!


By Satwinder Singh, Program Manager, Sulekha.com  10 14 2009 05:24:43 +0000
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yes it is right...absolutely right...in ancient time people use to cook food on chulha by using wood that doesn't burn completely and causes carbon emission but at the same time green trees were there to cope up with it. today we use LPG , Induction chulha etc that have very low carbon emission so one day cracker bursting have low carbon emission than yearly emission in ancient time ....what we need is to make environment more and more green not to stop celebrating festivals.we are advancing in technology everyday, that is good but not on the cost of culture and tradition..so we should focus on real reasons of pollution and should find the ways to limit major causes of environmental pollution.

by - Nivedita Pandey. SITM, Lucknow


By , null  | 09 24 2014 12:39:24 +0000
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Bursting crackers are part of our tradition and it is the core enjoyment on Diwali day and as long as we follow proper behaviour in handling crackers there is nothing wrong in it. In simple Diwali without crackers is like eating sweet without sugar.
By Naresh Kumar P N, Software Developer, Wipro  | 11 01 2013 23:11:29 +0000
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To some extent bursting crackers on Diwali is not bad as long as it doesn't hurt the nature and you but one thing to keep in mind Play Safe and Be Happy. Happy Diwali to all.
By anuradha , NECC Ltd.  | 10 30 2013 15:40:37 +0000
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Unnecessary arguments. Within limit, crackers are joy.Be in limits and enjoy the festival. Killing goats for festivals is not polluting world? Killing oysters/Geese for festivals is not killing eco system? Polluting env mid-night with loud speakers on 31-Dec is eco-friendly? Drinking in the name of Lord is healthy? But no one dare to comment on these things in India. Highly unfortunate. Keep things in limit, avoid excessive celebrations, enjoy diwali with your family and kids without causing inconviniennce to your neighbors and stop publishing rubbish articles
By Subha Sudhindra, Accounts Manager, NONEB  | 10 30 2013 05:15:01 +0000
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hi satwinder singh,,, ur view towards global warming is superb. but diwali is a one night activity. and we are aware of plastics part in our life everyday. so its better to concentrate on everyday instead of one night
By Ravanam naga durgesh, Junior engineer, Ericsson  | 11 06 2010 06:01:51 +0000
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hi all,firing crackers in a symbolic representation of victory of good over evil.of course,this activity should cross some limits.but telling totally it wrong to fire crackers on diwali may not be correct thing.
By jairaj shyam prasad, Production Manager, BOSCH Ltd  | 11 05 2010 16:13:23 +0000
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I don't find it wrong but there should be a limit to it. Afterall children and adults have a right to celebrate.
By anuradha , NECC Ltd.  | 11 05 2010 03:26:39 +0000
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I heard that this year we are are getting ECO-FRIENDLY crackers...... which are designed especially to prevent air pollution and noise reduction...... I think everyone of us can go for this.


By C Nijagunaradhya, Civil Engg, B'lore  | 10 12 2009 11:35:35 +0000
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Yes bursting cracker on Diwali is right but it should be in limit. As Diwali is our traditional festival & we are celebrating it for last many years so, we should celebrate in such a way that it would not harm anyone & even environment. 


By prakashraj kumavat, MBA/PGDM student, Omegan School of Business (ICFAI Tripura)  | 10 12 2009 05:56:03 +0000
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Diwali means Deepawali. it is a festival of lights not fireworks and crackers.the way diwali is celebrating today is waste of MONEY , POLLUTION, & ACCIDENTS. We have to think about the small animals and birds. Actually on this planet we humans are GUEST were this other animals and birds are living way before us, so it is not wright to to put them in the trouble for our celebration....
By Sunil Howale, Principal Architect, Kamal Architects & Planners  | 11 04 2013 10:12:58 +0000
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Bursting crackers on Diwali is not at all a good idea. The people who spend money on crackers should first think what they are getting out of it? Air and noise pollution which hampers our health and deteriorates the environment. The people who have so much of money to burn in the form of crackers can donate that to poor people who don't have the basic needs. They can give money to the needy. I did the same and trust me it gave me immense pleasure. Its better to light up the festival of poor people by giving them something instead of wasting on crackers.Diwali is all about lightning and brightness and we can very well do that by putting diyas and candles and remove the darkness of Diwali night. That one night activity is equivalent to damage of so many days. Think about animals and birds who run here and there to look for a space to protect themselves. Diwali is a festival of positivity but still with these crackers it creates so much of negativity. Please choose the right way of celebrating Diwali its such a bright and positive festival don't make it so horrifying..
By Monika Mahajan, BBA student, Amity Business School, Noida  | 11 04 2013 07:50:29 +0000
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bursting crackers on diwali does not remove the evils of our life. it is remove only by means of lightning diya's on every corner of our house and spreading happiness and joy instead of creating pollution and harm others. it affects human being as well as animal.
By Cherish Yatika, B.Tech/B.E. student, Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School, Meerut  | 11 03 2013 13:06:37 +0000
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as long as its cracking sound doesn't reach to your neighbours' house, its right! need some innovation :-)
By wasim akbar lone, Master in Finance and Control(MFC)  | 11 02 2013 17:34:14 +0000
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Bursting crackers on diwali day, right or wrong, could be set aside if we know the real woes of children being used as child labours in the factories in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. According to Times of India (May 21, 2013) reports, "Child labourers seem to be back at cracker units in Sivakasi. In spite of the stringent rules and the strict vigil on the cracker industry, two large-scale units in the cracker hub of the country were found to employ children below the age of 14 years. The state government officials stumbled upon seven child labourers during a raid at the units on Monday and cancelled their licences. "Durga Colour Matches at Gurumurthinayakanpatti was found to have employed two children while Thamaraikannan Fire works at Thulukankurichi had employed five children," said Sivakasi revenue divisional officer S Rangan, who headed one of the teams that conducted the raid. The official said that these boys were studying in government schools in adjoining villages and had come to work during the summer vacation. Licences of 17 other units have also been cancelled for other violations in the last 20 days." "The cracker units in Sivakasi were once notorious for employing children whose nimble hands and low pay made them sought after workforce by the employers. In the 1990s, children were employed in almost all fireworks units. But the Supreme Court ordered the enforcement of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act in 1996. A subsequent survey revealed that more than 1,000 factories in Virudhunagar district had employed children. Sustained campaign by NGOs and government action that followed had prevented child labour. The death of Mariswaran - doctors who conducted post mortem at Sivakasi government hospital say he is 11 year old, but police claim he is 14 years - during the explosion at Meenakshi Fireworks at Chithanayakanpatti on May 15 exposed the presence of child labour. The ongoing raids in the cracker units in the wake of the explosion have now confirmed that Mariswaran is not an isolated case, but a sign of wider prevalence of child labour."
By S. Muralidharan, Executive Director, Knowledge Foundation  | 10 30 2013 16:26:30 +0000
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I am a child of 13 years of age,and i do enjoy bursting crackers,but after some research work..(thanks 2 wikipedia)...i have decided 2 not burst crackers..since there are many other ways by which one can celebrate diwali,the festival of lights.We must understand that,diwali is meant to spread happiness, joy and brighten our lives...but is that happening?some say 'its better to concentrate on everyday instead of one night'but if we can reduce the pollution on this one night ,we can reduce the pollution 2 some extent...(something is better than nothing..)Child labour is a veery serious issue that must be thrown some light upon, i have shivers down my spine when i think of being tortured to make crackers that other children will enjoy.Noise pollution is another big factor.believe it or not ,the residents of pune have spent more than 160 crores of rupees on crackers,i am not being modest ,but frankly we could use all that,for other purposes,including donations.I am convinced what about u??
By Harshita Dingorkar, Below 10th student, Sanskriti school, Pune  | 11 13 2012 10:41:13 +0000
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Misuse of computers, mobiles and other electronic gadgets has nothing to do with the traditions...i mean, can you misuse crackers...may be by directing the rocket at someone whom you had a fight with last night or bursting it when someone approaches you...the question is not IN MISUSING them but the very USE of them... In the good ol' days you had greenery everywhere because you were travelling in your Atlas bicycle from your home to the fields..but now in addition to high speed flashy cars to your high storeyed offices, we now have AK-47s in the form of ear deafening and life threatening laxmi bombs or 1 km rockets enough to send you to your ancestors up there...we are not only polluting the environment we live in but are threatening our very existence in the planet gradually... There can be other ways to celebrate too apart from bursting crackers...do we burst crackers for other festivals as well??..No...so why not celebrate in a more serene way while not losing the essence of the purpose of diwali...think about it..
By Saibal Ray, SQA, confidential  | 11 06 2010 13:06:30 +0000
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i am against those guys who throw these crackers on roads ....two-wheelers and pedestrians have hard time in dodging them... my personal exp in bangalore :)
By Basil Cheriyamadathil, IT Specialist ( System Testing ), Genting Malaysia Berhad  | 11 05 2010 04:55:53 +0000
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Obviously it is harmfull to entire community but it should be celebrated as an festival instead of treating it as and hazardous product.

Diwali is the festival of lights and in a year we should celebrate peacefully and happily with so many other things to do it instead of harmfull crackers which creates pollution in the environment at the same time we should not completely stop its usage which acts as an food without spice.

 


By Munawer M Surve, COMMERCIAL EXECUTIVE, AREVA TD Systems India  | 10 14 2009 14:36:13 +0000
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Good Suggestion, Mr. Charles.


By Chetanram G. Shewale, Buying and Merchandising - Ecommerce, Crossword Bookstores Ltd  | 10 14 2009 05:54:57 +0000
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This menace of bursting fire crackers has to stop and stop ASAP! What does one get out of that? smoke, loud and unbearable noises, severe problems to infants, senior citizens and patients. Celebrating does not mean harming or causing trouble to others. That is not for sure our Indian culture, It can be termed as Vikrut anand - 'the happiness derived from causing problems to others'. I think it is not in the best interest of humanity to burst crackers. 


By Chetanram G. Shewale, Buying and Merchandising - Ecommerce, Crossword Bookstores Ltd  | 10 14 2009 05:51:39 +0000
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it adds to the pollution


By ANISH BISHT, INCOME AUDITOR/ACCOUNTS, HILTON GARDEN INN, HOTEL  | 10 14 2009 03:28:45 +0000
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Absolutely not. I hate this. It affects human beings as well as animals.

My country has a ban on fire crackers.


By Devi Kaladeen, Audit Manager, Health Sector Development Unit  | 10 13 2009 04:45:37 +0000
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Bursting crackers is very delightful to see as well as to involve in action.

Childrens love it not to leave te adults behind.

But since we know the risks with different types of crackers,Pollution from all types of fireworks in terms of fumes as well as sound-we need to shun the fireworks

Also the cost of bursting the crackers(fireworks) is too huge from Indian point of view.The same money can be better uitilised to light the lives of many unfortunate families to make a living/Provide for festival Provisions and clothes instead of firing away  precious money.

Its definetly a uphill task to convince all people but we can start with ourselves and sjhow the way to make India a better place to celeberate festival

One family in each Lane/Apartment can definetely show the way this diwali by abstaining from fireworks and providing the money to the unfortunate to make their diwali a memorable one.I hope this will lead the way for others to follow in years to come .

This is my suggestion


By Charles davison, Project Manager, Douglas OHI LLC  | 10 12 2009 06:43:39 +0000
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Particularly from the point of view of human safety, I feel it is not right to burst crackers. Human life is precious than anything, and many families lead their life swallowing the pain of loss/injury their beloved ones bcoz of crakers.

Added to this, pollution caused bcoz of this is also a factor to be thought of.

 

 


By SHARATH CHANDAR REDDY, Business Development Manager - Insurance, I T C Ltd  | 10 12 2009 05:31:59 +0000
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