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Pledging a green Diwali

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art and culture Updated: Oct 28, 2012 00:17 IST

Now that Diwali is around the corner, one of the hottest topics of discussion is whether to burst crackers or not. Keeping in mind the pollution levels in the city, many youngsters pledge not to burst crackers and help in bringing down the levels of air and noise pollution around this time every year. Take a look at what they have to say.

Robin Bhalla, 19
I used to burst crackers every Diwali, but for past few years I have stopped. I think I am done with it and don’t feel like dong it anymore.

Mansa Jain, 21
I haven’t burst crackers for the last nine years now. It causes unnecessary pollution every Diwali. It’s my way to contribute to keeping the environment clean every year.

Anantjeet Kaur, 21
I will not be burning crackers on Diwali. I am against senseless waste of money to gain happiness that lasts as long as the cracker. Spreading goodwill is my idea.

Snigdha Sidhra, 20
My mom has Asthma and she is allergic to smoke, so we stopped bursting crackers some years ago. Moreover, crackers cause a lot of air pollution, and also why harm the animals?

Ankit Lakhtakia, 22
Diwali, the festival of lights, for me is not about bursting crackers. Why waste money and time on them? They cause unnecessary air and noise pollution.