As Diwali approaches, the conversation about fireworks and crackers start getting warmer too! In the times, when our environment is facing multitude of challenges, it feels weird that there are so many thick-headed people who fail to understand the consequences of ruining the environment. Instead, they attack those who try to educate them and accuse them of ‘going against their culture’. Bursting crackers is not in anyone’s culture.
Diwali is a beautiful festival of light, hope and happiness. And, we are sure this festival cold be celebrated in the beautiful way without noise and air pollution. However, despite governments banning fireworks and crackers, people still manage to buy them from illegal sources.
But, what added fuel to the fire this time around is the spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s recent comment about fireworks. As per the sources, Sadhguru said that we should not be concerned about air pollution and that it should not be the reason why children cannot burst crackers. So, we are bit confused. Did he say that we should forget about the well-being of the children and ourselves, and let them participate in an activity that brings only harm.
Taking to Twitter, he suggested an alternative to the people who are concerned about air pollution. Have a look!
“Concern about air pollution is not a reason to prevent kids from experiencing the joy of firecrackers. As your sacrifice for them, walk to your office for 3 days. Let them have the fun of bursting crackers (sic),” Sadhguru wrote on the microblogging website.
He even put the hashtag – #DontBanCrackers.
Concern about air pollution is not a reason to prevent kids from experiencing the joy of firecrackers. As your sacrifice for them, walk to your office for 3 days. Let them have the fun of bursting crackers. -Sg #Diwali#DontBanCrackerspic.twitter.com/isrSZCQAec
In a video, which he posted on Twitter, Sadhguru said: “I have not lit a cracker in quite a few years. But when I was a child, how much it meant… from the month of September, we’ll be dreaming of crackers and after Diwali is over, the next one-two months, we will save the crackers and keep on doing them every day.”
Thankfully, people in their right minds did not agree with him,
Someone should let this charlatan know, every year after Diwali, hospitals register an average of 12% increase in cases related to respiratory illnesses in Delhi/NCR. https://t.co/Coj3AKh1ti
One of the many reasons why I don’t find him valuable. Your concern about cancer shouldn’t stop you from smoking also then! Look beyond religion and bigotry, there’s a beautiful life to be lived! https://t.co/EPnbDTWSn6