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Dear LCI Members anb Friends,


May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health. Happy Diwali


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Vishal Gupta (lawyer)     17 October 2009

happy and prosperous diwali  to all of you..

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Sachin Bhatia (Advocate)     17 October 2009

May the beauty Of deepavali season Fill your home with Happiness, And may the coming year Provide you with all That bring you joy!

Happy Deepavali

Sachin Bhatia Advocate

Panipat(Haryana) Mob. 09812283330

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Satyaprakash Sharma (Advocate & Legal Consultant)     17 October 2009















Celebrate an Environmentally Safe Diwali

Diyas lit on the moonless Diwali night signifies the end of darkness of ignorance and the beginning of light that enlightens all. Well, this Diwali enlighten yourself towards the hazards that boisterous celebrations of Diwali poses to our environment.


Celebrate an Eco Sensitive Diwali

you are interested in celebrating an Eco - Sensitive Diwali, the first thing that you need to do is to make yourself aware about the effects the traditional Diwali celebrations has on the Mother Nature. Given below are three major environmental impacts that Diwali Festival have on our environment.

1.      Air Pollution through Firecrackers

2.     Excessive Consumerism

3.     High Energy Consumption

1. Air Pollution through Firecrackers - "Say 'No'

to Fire crackers and 'Yes' to life!"

For most people lighting of firecrackers is the highlight of Diwali. Brighter the sparkles, louder the noise the greater the thrill!! In fact to many of us, these aesthetic forms of light seem so appropriate and most essential when celebrating the 'Festival of Lights'.

But little do people realize that in our increasingly populated and polluted cities, the temporary joy of watching the firecrackers is soon replaced by the intense air pollution caused by these. The toxic substances used in the firecrackers release toxic gases that are harmful to the health of all living beings. The high level of noise generated by the crackers cause immense suffering to birds and animals. Besides, Diwali crackers are dreaded by the sick and the ailing.

Sadly, few of us realise that the firecrackers used on Diwali are mostly made by very young children. Since the substances being handled are extremely toxic many of these child labourers get sick and die in their early teenage years.



Let's do a little analysis of crackers and list out in actual terms the harmful effects posed by each of its chemicals.




Irritation of respiratory tract


Anemia and damage to kidney


Affects the nervous system


Its dust and fumes cause metal fume fever


Reacts violently with moisture and can attack the skin.


Leads to vomiting


Could lead to mental impairment


Could lead to coma


Noise Pollution caused by Fire Crackers

Crackers that make a noise of more than 125 decibels at four metres distance from the point of bursting are banned by the law. Given here are the hazards posed by excessive noise pollution caused by crackers:

1.      Hearing loss, high blood pressure, heart attack and sleeping disturbances.

2.     Sudden exposure to loud noise could cause temporary deafness or permanent relative deafness.


2. Excessive Consumerism

An indirect but equally significant impact of Diwali on nature is due to the increased consumption. Since Diwali is also a celebration of abundance and wealth - many people believe that it is a good time to buy. Often, people go out and buy new items even when they don't need them. Advertisements and hoardings scream out to people offerings sales extravaganzas, bargains, discounts encouraging us to buy more and more!

How does this increased consumption affect Nature?

A point to realize is that all man made items are made out of materials that come from Nature. Be it plastic, metal, paper or cloth - all of these raw materials come directly from nature. Those sources that are non renewable (cannot be grown back) such as fossil fuels and metal ores get depleted and will one day run out. Depletion of non renewable natural resources is one of the most significant impact of consumerism.

For instance, the gold earrings that you will buy on Diwali is coming from a gold mine that is not only depleting the gold resources of the earth, but in the process of mining is probably ruining several ecosystems.


3. High Energy Consumption

The festival of lights puts a considerably heavy load on electrical energy sources that are already overloaded. The use of electric lights to adorn homes, business establishments, monuments and roads requires a huge amount of electricity. The older tradition of burning oil lamps is a possible alternative to electric lights - even though it does use oil, the duration of the lamps is shorter.



Courtesy: Dishaa Tripathi


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