Story of Diwali
The most well-known story behind Diwali is in the Ramayana, the great Hindu epic. According to Ramayana, Rama, the prince of Ayodhya was ordered by his father to go away from his country and come back after living in the forest for fourteen years. After fourteen years,the people of Ayodhya were very happy to hear of their beloved prince is returning . To celebrate Rama’s return to Ayodhya, they lit up their houses with earthen lamps (diyas) and decorated the entire city in the grandest manner. This is believed to have started the tradition of Diwali.
Dark Side of Diwali
Children Under age 14 are forced to work in the Cracker Industry who are mostly belongs to Below Poverty line. Because of this they are severely affected by skin cancer and other major health issues one of the best Example for this are Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu) Cracker Industries. Government is not taking any steps to fix these problems. Government Implemented some rules and regulations to be followed to run an industry but nobody worried about that. In Diwali Festival Day instead of enlightening children life we are destroying it. To Burst cracker and for our happiness we are Killing several families.
Not only health issues there is ‘N’ number of reports in every year that is cracker industries got fired and many people were died and injured. Still no steps have been taken by the government even if they take it won’t reach the people.
Another Major issue because of Cracker is Air and Noise Pollution. Last Year on Diwali day in India major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad were vastly affected by Pollutions it went much higher level than permissible level.
Better Way to Celebrate Diwali
For Most of us Diwali Means we remember bursting crackers, wearing new cloths and eating delicious Sweets. Diwali Means “Festival of Lights” “Enlightening Someone’s life” “Bringing Glory to Someone’s life” but actually we are making it darker and darker. We can celebrate Diwali in better way by planting trees, celebrating Diwali with poor children, celebrating with orphans by gifting New cloths if you cannot do anything just share love and happiness with your family without polluting atmosphere.