Diwali is a treat to eyes; every Indian street gleam with colours and flash of light. Beautiful Indian women, cute little angels like children and hardworking Indian men look great on the day after wearing classic new clothes and ethnic wears.
Indian houses charm with the fresh look of newly painted walls, with every door and corners looking beautiful after ornamented with green leaves of mango and coconut, canes, varieties of flowers and many more of them. Every House smells sweet because of the number of sweets that are prepared for the festival. The aroma is a whiff of the high Indian culture and the tangy celebration.
One of the fascinating things about Diwali is burning of crackers; from Children, hot blood lads, bashful girls, elders, elites, every one burn crackers in India. Hence the festival looks simply a joyful one and real pomp.
But the same delight looks blight because of the accidents that happen every year on the occasion of Diwali. Don’t know how many of them lose sight in the bliss of delight. As the quote says “darkness prevails just behind the light”. Darkness touches so many lives just after the festival of lights.
If we go through the statistics about the accidents that take place in cracker industries at Sivakasi– where India’s 70% crackers and matches are produced. They give some shocking stats.
1991- 39 killed 65 injured
2009- 40 killed
2011- 7 killed 5 injured
2012- 40 killed 38 injured
Despite these major ones, there are lots of unnoticed accidents too.
Along with accidents, it’s a matter of air and sound pollution which should be the matter of concern. If we look at this aspect. The best solution is to reduce, if not stop the cracker burning.
Whatever is the the aspect, the fest is a fest and safety is must
Happy and safe Diwali to everyone.