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Crackerless celebrations

We live in a country where festivals means new clothes, varieties of sweets, hugs, hangouts, pandal hopping and all the numerous kind of crackers that you may think of.

Durga puja in East, Diwali in North and Ganesh Chuturthi in West are the major festivals I have taken part in.

After wasting lots and lots of Dad’s money in crackers for all those childhood years in diwali, I realized this while observing others doing the same in Goa for the last two Ganesh Chaturthis. I must say, I have never seen these kind of enthusiasm or charisma in people’s face anywhere in the country. People from West definitely know how to enjoy and have full of, what we call life.

I agree we have got one life and we got to live it to the fullest but Do we realise that while we celebrating a mere festival, we are causing painful injury to the not-so-ever-lasting environment we live in.

That atmosphere which took us in its arm when we first started walking. That fresh air that let us rode our first bicycle into the wind. That friendly dog who befriended us on our first day at college. That powerful sunshine that kept us motivated for our first sales call or day at work. Those green trees providing a mother-like-shade for us when we were tired and impatient. That starry night when we looked up to the moon awake whole night holding your beloved’s hand.

Do we realize that our few seconds of happiness can cause a devastating destruction? Do we realize that our hard earned money is actually not gaining us any wealth but harming our health eventually.. Exploding a powerful yet mesmerizing cracker is no less than a cigerrate that is killing our surroundings patiently. Smoking kills, so does these fireworks. It won’t harm one’s health directly or spontaneously but it will surely do cause incurable diseases to our society.

Being a nature lover and avid wanderer, I clicked just two pictures with my beloved camera from my balcony to portray the fact I want to state to the society this year.

Through these pictures I want to portray the fire, the rage, the power, the anger, the passion it contains to demolish the astonishingly beautiful Mother nature.

Terrorists plants a bomb in order to kill the human race and we humans explode these so-called-happiness distributing crackers in order to kill the giving nature, but only patiently.

We are so much ready to pour all ourselves for the moment’s enjoyment that we forget about our upcoming generations. We should think of gifting our kids the most meaningful gift – fresh air to breath.

Air pollution is increasing drastically day by day. And it’s my esteemed request to each and everyone to stop using crackers and contribute towards a beautiful fresh environment. Let’s wish for a crackerless society where money need not buy happiness in boxes full of explosion.

Signing off by wishing you all a safe and happy ganesh chaturthi.

Riya

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