Report by – Sandeep Juneja : 23 Oct :Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 31, Chandigarh conducts an article writing competition with The India Post on Anti-cracker movement of their school. Ms. Anubhuti Mehta Principal, Ms. Kusum Lata PGT (Eng), and Ms. Nazakat Jahan PGT (hindi) held this campaign. Mostly defence kids are always called as spoilt brats but the scenario was quite different when we had this competition. We got the most accurate facts and reasons to bar crackers. And here are a few lines from articles written by the top scorers.
Shubham Sethi, Class Xth:
When Indian cricket team wins a match a lot of people go crazy and celebrate with crackers. He said what’s so fun to play with health of people while making joy. He wrote that not only man but animals too get affected with pollution and they get sick.
Harmanjot Kaur Bains Class IXth
Anti cracker movement this tagline sounds good but how many of us obey this? She in her article requested theindiapost to please spread the word and awareness around. She said its hazardous to celebrate any celebration with crackers.
Madhurima Mukharjee, Class XIIth
An avid researcher Madhurima reads a few lines from the local newspaper stating “Five children suffered various burns and two senior citizens suffered from mild heart attack and impaired hearing on the eve of Diwali”. Madhurima continued:
One of the most awaited festivals of India especially among the youth is Diwali. But today, all one could think about Diwali is crackers. Crackers, apart from causing acute noise pollution, are also a constant nuisance for the small kids, people in hospitals and even the helpless street dogs. She says that there is a lot of suffocation because of smoke and gases produced by crackers. But if we look at it pragmatically, one tends to ask ourselves that is all this suffering really worth it? All the burns, suffocation, choking, noise, smoke etc are outcome only.
One must not forget that crackers were merely introduced to add a touch of enjoyment and fun. It must not be confused that its not diwali which is all about crackers but it is the crackers which only accumulates the diwali enjoyment.
Hari Krishan Class XI
Again blaming to the cricket fans, Hari seems to be annoyed with Sachin’s fans, who couldn’t let him sleep on the day Sachin had made a test-match runs’ record. So he says that cricket fans don’t think of others. He has concluded that crackers are not at all good for anyone.
Meenakshi Sheokand Class X
She told that crackers produce a lot of gases which are not at all good for health. Methane, Carbon Dioxide and nitrites which make us suffocated, she adds. She said global warming is one big result of smoke, so better we understand it today and stop spoiling the environment or our future has some darkness.
Mridul Class Xth
She wrote about ill-effects of crackers on toddlers and infants. Bursting crackers near to infants or new born babies could damage their health. She elaborated that kids are more prone to diseases and hence we should take care that we keep distance from them to celebrate our festival, especially Diwali.
Mausami Patnaik Class Xth
Mausami was more concerned about the timeline guidance for bursting crackers. She wrote that administration should bind people by the time and noone should be allowed to burst crackers after 11 o’clock at night. She requested theindiapost to be the medium to convey this message to administration to take necessary steps, if possible this Diwali or from next on.