Nagpur: Green Vigil Foundation, an Environment NGO of Nagpur city conducted an ‘Eco- friendly Diwali – Say No To Crackers Campaign’ at Shankar Nagar Square and Variety Square, engaging citizens to celebrate Green Diwali, urging citizens to celebrate less polluting Diwali this year by giving up use of Firecrackers and saying yes to happiness by lighting lamps and Diyas to rejoice the victory of good over evil.
Members of Green Vigil appealed Nagpurians to sign in to Green Diwali with colourful and informative placards & banners, enlightening them on toxic fumes and substances released by bursting firecrackers, their negative impact on air quality, increased noise pollution, solid waste generation and also appealed to spare the dumb animals & Birds from the firecrackers.
Kaustav Chatterjee, Founder , Green Vigil Foundation explained along with particulate matter,fire crackers also emits toxic chemicals like potassium nitrate, sulphur, aluminium, zinc, cadmium , copper, lead etc which are highly injurious to health and causes respiratory problems, skin allergy, eye and throat irritation , asthma, Blood Pressure fluctuation and so on.
While welcoming the recent ruling of Hon. Supreme Court regarding restricting time limit for bursting fire crackers, Surbhi Jaiswal, Team Lead, Green Vigil Foundation, stated Green Vigil has been creating awareness on noise and air pollution due to crackers, the bursting of crackers not only disturbs the aged and the toddlers but also animal life including birds, cats and dogs.
Green Vigil Team members Kaustav Chatterjee, Surbhi Jaiswal, Mehul Kosurkar, Kalyani Vaidya, Vrushali Shahane, Bishnudeo Yadav, SheetalChoudhary, KartikiKawale, Digambar Nagpure, Namrata Jhaveri, Anup Bind, Dadarao Mohod, Nitin Kukekar, Hemant Amesar,Pankhudi Chavan , Niraj Agarwal and others worked hard for the success of the campaign.