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10 essential tips to celebrate happy and safe Diwali

Publish Date: 28 Oct 2013, 05:14 PM
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2013, 06:31 PM
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Diwali is just around the corner and this is the time to go berserk when it comes to shopping for clothes, sweets, gifts, candles, lights and fire crackers.

Celebrating happy and safe Diwali!
Celebrating happy and safe Diwali!

However, a little precaution could add more sparkle to Diwali, and even a bit of callousness could lead to fatal consequences. Here is how you can celebrate a safe Diwali.

Keep flammables at bay

Make sure the diyas and candles are kept away from flammable materials like clothes, curtains, papers and wood. Most importantly, keep kids away from diyas.

Go for the best quality


Always buy the best quality crackers and ensure that you go through the instructions before bursting them. Good quality firecrackers reduce the risk of dangerous mishap.

Burst crackers in open ground

It is also important to not burst crackers in crowded areas or along the roadsides, because that might prove to be dangerous for bystanders or for the passing public.

Emergency precautions

While bursting crackers, keep a bucket full of water nearby. Make a note of emergency numbers to call in case of accidents. Keep some basic medication with you.

What to wear

Take care of your clothes while bursting crackers. To avoid any accident with fire it is recommended that you wear cotton clothes and stay away from synthetic material.

Candles and Diyas


Diwali is all about beautiful candles and diyas spreading their light and happiness. However, keeping lit candles and diyas at home can cost you dearly at times. You must make sure that there aren’t any curtains or inflammable materials close to them.

Keep the crackers away

Do not keep stock of crackers near fire. Fireworks are to be stored away from fire or any other heat source or light fireworks inside the house. Hence, they should be stored safely somewhere cool and dry, out of children’s reach.

One at a time

Light only one firework at a time. Do not light any firecrackers in your own hand .Always maintain a safe distance from the fire crackers. Avoid bending over them.

Rush to the hospital in case of emergency

Don't use powder or ghee or any other home remedies on burnt body surface to avoid the chance of infection. In case of emergency, rush to the nearest hospital.

Sensitivity

It is important to celebrate festivals with utmost sensitivity and care. Using firecrackers that do not create a lot of noise can be the first step towards being sensitive to your fellow neighbors and friends. Too much noise pollution can be harmful for everyone as well as the environment.Spread happiness this Diwali and celebrate this beautiful festival joyously with your loved ones.

(JPN)

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  • Smiling geeks01 Nov 2013, 00:00 AM

    We have created a FREE android app to promote a pollution-free Diwali. The app contains sounds of different firecrackers which users can mix to generate their own unique fatake sound! Here is the link. Download and enjoy https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_designsandbeauty.Fatake_sounds

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