Bursting fire crackers don’t have any basis in the Hindu scriptures
Why does such a demand have to be
made ? Why is the Government not acting on its own ?
Miraj, October 13, 2107 : Bursting fire crackers is a western custom and has absolutely no basis in the Hindu Dharma. Besides fireworks create air and noise pollution posing a great threat to the health of society and the environment. On Diwali day thousands of crores of rupees are wasted in lighting fireworks with the number soaring further throughout the year. Wasting crores of rupees every year is anti-national. If this money is utilised in development of the nation then it will help in resolving a number of problems. Hence the Government needs to impose a complete ban on the fire crackers, is the demand made by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti. At the press conference which was held on October 13,2017 at Killa Vibhag in the Rangasharada Hall, the Samiti also appealed the citizens to stop this wrong practice of lighting fireworks and to contribute towards national interest. Mr.Samir Patwardhan President of the Sangli District Advocates’ Association, Mr. Santosh Desai of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Mrs. Vaishali Rajhans of Sanatan Sanstha presided the function.
The Government should ban fireworks made in China ! – Advocate Samir Patwardhan
For the past few years along with other Chinese products, fireworks made in China are also being sold to a great extent in the Indian markets. These have a high content of poisonous substances. A mixture of banned chemicals potassium chloride and potassium perchloride are being used in making these. Hence though the fireworks made in China are cheaper they are extremely polluting. As per the ‘Explosive Act 2008’ storage and sale of foreign made explosive products is punishable by the law. Yet they are being smuggled into India and sold illegally. Hence the Government should ban such fireworks at once and take stringent legal action against those selling Chinese fireworks, is the demand that Advocate Samir Patwardhan made. A demand was also made at this press conference to ban firecrackers with pictures of Deities on them.
Journalists praise the campaigns of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti
All the journalists attending the press conference appreciated the campaign of the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti with respect to fireworks and promised to give full coverage to them. The journalists also put forth some suggestions to improve the campaign. One of the journalists commented that the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has played a major role in the ban of production of plastic national flags.