Diwali which is also known as Dipawali is a special time to celebrate with family and friends. It is the time of the year for the Hindus and even others in India where people are busy, getting their homes cleaned, decorating the house, buying gifts, preparing nice food, inviting friends and relatives.
The real meaning of Dipawali is ‘a row of diyas’ which also has to be celebrated as a festival of light to commemorate the return of Lord Rama, a Prince of Ayodhya.
However, people nowadays are celebrating Diwali by burning of crackers which produce a harmful smoke and cause a lot of wheezing problems. Not only it has a harmful impact on the health of the people especially for people with asthma and other respiratory problems, but it also affects animals and the environment as a whole.
So what is the best ways to celebrate this Diwali? Following are a few tips to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali this year:
1. Say no to crackers: There are many other enjoyable things that you can do on Diwali without burning crackers. You can make a bonfire- gather kids, kids, friends and family and have some delicious food. You can also use eco-friendly crackers that are made of recycled papers and the noise produced by these crackers are also less and are as per the limit set by the Central Pollution Control Board.
2. Use earthen Diyas: During Diwali, nothing is as charming as seeing rows of diyas lighted at your home. You can use oil diyas instead of the electric ones; and, at the same time you will save energy and protect the environment besides promoting people who make such traditional diyas.
3. Use Recycle products for decorations: Occasionally, we all like to decorate our own home, but there are many materials involved in it. This Diwali, decorate your home with recycled products like papers, old and waste over materials like old DVDs, handmade decors from old materials etc.
4. Make biodegradable rangoli: Instead of using colors that contain chemicals and other pollutants, make biodegradable rangoli. You can make with the help of flowers, leaves, seeds etc. In this way, you can avoid producing pollution.
5. Avoid plastic wrappers for gift packaging: Plastic is a non-biodegradable material. Avoid wrapping your gifts with plastic wrappers, use paper wrappers or others that can substitute plastics.
6. Donate old materials: Donate old products to the needed. This is one of the best times that you can do so as you can also make the unprivileged happy. You can donate your clothes, toys, home materials and other materials that you do not require any more.
You can download Hardease App and you can book a service for homes cleaned, decorating the house, or order gifts, nice food etc.