Diwali sans crackers
The Supreme Court has since banned sale and bursting of crackers in the national capital during this Diwali. Although this is solely in the interest of public at large youngsters will oppose it tooth and nail as it will deprive them of the thrill of the deafening sound and dazzling light that the crackers produce. But they should realise that the momentary pleasure they derive by this has long lasting ill-effects on our older generation. It will lead to air pollution which in turn will pose serious health problems. It may aggravate asthama and the blinding bright light may impair their eye-sight. Heart patients may suffer from sudden severe heart attack which may prove fatal. The Supreme Court has in fact given us memorable Diwali Gift by banning fire crackers.
R. N. Kulkarni