Respected Teachers, Principal, Fellow Students, and Guests,
A warm Diwali greetings to everyone! Today, as a student of Class 12 from SJS GGSSS, Silana, I stand before you to share my thoughts on Diwali—the Festival of Lights—and the importance of celebrating it in an environmentally conscious manner.
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, holds a special place in our hearts as it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It’s a time when homes are adorned with colorful rangolis, bright diyas, and joyous laughter resonates in the air. However, as we revel in the festivities, it is crucial for us to reflect on the impact our celebrations have on the environment.
Traditionally, Diwali is associated with bursting firecrackers. While they light up the night sky with dazzling colors, they also contribute significantly to air and noise pollution. As responsible citizens and stewards of our environment, it is imperative for us to reconsider the use of firecrackers.
By choosing not to burst crackers, we are making a conscious decision to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the air we breathe. Air pollution, exacerbated by Diwali fireworks, has adverse effects on our health and the well-being of all living beings. Choosing eco-friendly ways to celebrate Diwali, such as lighting diyas and candles, not only preserves our environment but also reflects our commitment to a sustainable future.
As students of SJS GGSSS, Silana, we are fortunate to be part of an institution that values education not only in textbooks but also in life’s important lessons. Let this Diwali be a reminder that our celebrations can be both joyous and environmentally responsible.
Let us, as a school, set an example by embracing the true essence of Diwali—spreading light, joy, and happiness without causing harm to our environment. We can engage in cultural performances, share sweets, and create beautiful rangolis to make this festival memorable. Additionally, we can take this opportunity to educate our community about the environmental impact of fireworks and promote a cracker-free Diwali.
In conclusion, let us celebrate Diwali with a sense of responsibility, mindful of our impact on the environment. By rejecting pollution-causing firecrackers, we not only protect our surroundings but also contribute to a cleaner and healthier planet. Wishing you all a happy, prosperous, and eco-friendly Diwali!