New Delhi: ‘Bursting on Diwali, bursting on Diwali, I am going to try and burst something else this Diwali’, that’s the mantra for actress Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha this Diwali. In a bid to educate people about the ill effects of bursting crackers on the environment, human health and animals, the actors have released a new rap that suggest alternatives to firecrackers. The video has been titled Burstin’ On Diwali, and is a part of the web series Sista from the South.
The song raps about other things that people can ‘burst’ instead of crackers this Diwali, from bursting a pimple to balloon, stereotypes, bubble or a long-hauled myth, the rap suggest various alternatives. Sounds nice, no?
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Just in case, you are unaware about how much air pollution is caused due to bursting crackers, according to the 2016 study by the Chest Research Foundation, Pune, and students from the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences of the University of Pune, popular firecrackers like the snake tablet, the ladi (string of 1,000 crackers), fuljhadi (sparkler), anar (flower-pot), chakri (spinning firecracker) – emit particulate matter (PM) 200 to 2,000 times the safe limits as labelled by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO also reports, in India, nearly, 1.2 million people die every year due to Air Pollution. Though bursting crackers cannot solely be responsible for air pollution, but, they do lead to high emission of particulate matter (PM) in the air that is responsible for innumerable health problems, including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and premature deaths.
Let’s put an end to firecrackers and do our bit for the environment.