Chennai: Diwali's here and celebration spells fireworks for most of us. But, not without the thought of pollution nagging most of us, mind you.
While a lot of us simply talk about environmental pollution during Diwali, a group of youngsters actually conceived a way of
sensitizing the masses about the use of fireworks through D-Day, an event which brought together students from across city schools together to spread the message.
The event, organised by The Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), a wildlife conservation and habitat restoration group, was held on 5 November and saw students competing on various themes which included a quiz, junk art, public service videos, photography, JAM to Environment Lawyer and eco drama.
EFI staged a 40-minute musical drama emphasizing on the need to abandon fireworks, its harmful effects on nature and the trauma it causes to animals.
Specially abled students from city homes were also present to watch the musical drama. A pledge was taken by the students to abandon fireworks and the participants were encouraged to harmoniously co-exist with all life forms and celebrate with utmost joy and least pollution.