Have an environment friendly Diwali, say celebs

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: The festival of lights is round the corner and the whole country is soaked in celebrations and festivities. However celebs have a message for their fans requesting them to keep environment in mind while celebrating Diwali.

Here are the wishes your favourite celebrities sent for you, while speaking to a daily.

Ritwik Bhattachraya:
I feel moderation is the key to this festival. Grown-ups should definitely stay away from this and encourage their children to do the same. I have had my share of bursting crackers when I was a kid, so no crackers for me.

Arjan Bajwa:
I am going to a lot of places because I am promoting my movie and the only message I am giving my fans this Diwali is do not waste your money on crackers. Play it safe, instead spend money on sweets and have a sweet Diwali.

Aarti Chabria:
I won`t lie by saying that I will completely refrain from bursting crackers, but yes, I will definitely reduce them keeping in mind the kind of noise pollution that happens during Diwali.

Mahie Gill:
I am really scared of crackers and don`t like the way they pollute the environment. I will be having a puja at my place and then a couple of friends will be dropping in for dinner after that. I just hope this Diwali will be a safe and happy Diwali for everyone and I want to request parents to take necessary precautions while their kids are near crackers.

Kunal Vijaykar:
I am dead against crackers and don`t understand why don`t people just burn their money instead? It`s the worst day for animals, pets and old people. I think the best thing is to have a common area where there is a fireworks show for people with no one getting hurt and less of pollution.

Shruti Seth:
I am not into bursting crackers for a very long time and this year too, I will continue the tradition.

Mugdha Godse:
I don`t burst crackers. In fact, none of us should as it creates so much pollution and leads to global warming. For me, Diwali is about having fun and being with family and friends. I perform all the rituals that go with the festival and also give food to the poor and gain some good karma!

Mandira Bedi:
I don`t want to add to the already high levels of pollution with fire crackers. That`s certainly one step towards a greener world. Also, I light lots of glass diyas and float them in water. They are pretty, reusable and environment-friendly.

Not just during Diwali, but through the year, all those who drive lorries, cars and vehicles that fill the air with pollution, should be penalised. People should take care of their vehicles better. Diwali is all about celebration and the time one spends with family and friends. I plan to celebrate with Shankar Mahadevan, eat lots of food and play music with him!

We wish you a safe and prosperous Diwali too!

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