Deepavali is known to be the festival of lights. However of late it has turned into a festival of sound. Repeated campaigns of a green Deepavali are paying dividends as today’s youth are not so hooked to crackers and many of them are going off fireworks. Time and again it has been dinned into them that child labour is involved in the cracker industry.
The Supreme Court too had passed restrictions on bursting crackers. It had set timings of 6- 7 am and 7-8 pm for bursting crackers. Kids are also choosing fancy firecrackers that emit light rather than sound.