Ludhiana, Punjab: Students of one of the local school and college today pledged to say no to crackers during diwali. Giving a serious thought to the increasing pollution level in the city which causes harm to both animals and plants students pledged to celebrate diwali without crackers.
As a part of Diwali celebrations, Green School Programme (GSP) and Eco Club members of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, have taken up a mission to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali. In order to spread the message of celebrating “Green Diwali” students of primary classes took out a rally from the school premises to the Model Town area in order to make the people aware of the prevailing noise and air pollution in the city. Students also gifted plant saplings as a symbol of peaceful Diwali to the people.
To sensitise the students and community about ways to celebrate safe, green and eco-friendly Diwali, pamphlets were distributed to the students as well as general public.
A lot of students are also appealing to public and urging friends on social networking sites to enjoy a peaceful Diwali by minimizing noise pollution.
Meanwhile environment society of Government College for Girls organised an event for celebrating Diwali in an eco-friendly way. Principal Gurminder Kaur appreciated the efforts put in by the society for keeping the environment pollution free. “Instead of bursting crackers, we should plant a tree,” said she.
Source: The Tribune