14 November, 2019
The victory of good over evil
-Ms. Yugandhara Kaskar
Diwali is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.
Ways of celebrating Diwali has changed with changing times. Bursting of crackers, increasing population density, and decreasing forest cover have led to adverse effects on the Earth and its inhabitants. Its effects have become prominent in the recent years.
Agriculture in India has been adversely affected due to recent untimely rains. The air quality has decreased. Earth is our only home and we need to work towards making it a better and a greener place to live.
The Nature Club students of Don Bosco High School, Matunga aim to work towards a better tomorrow and a greener clean Earth. The students perform certain tasks which help them move a step closer to their aim. Before Diwali vacations the students conducted a survey in the school campus. They urged the teachers and parents to opinionate on eco-friendly Diwali celebration. Everyone suggested different ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali, from having paper lanterns, earthen or glass diyas for decorations to refraining from bursting fire crackers.
During Diwali vacations, the students clicked pictures of firecracker stalls, people bursting firecrackers and it’s after effects, like the early morning smog in their vicinity. Simultaneously a survey was prepared and the online link was shared with the students and their parents for completion. This was done to spread awareness about the effects of Diwali and to receive their opinions on eco-friendly diwali celebration.
With every such task, the students of the nature club of Don Bosco High School, Matunga, keep working towards a better and a greener environment.