DIMAPUR, Dec 23 - Bursting of crackers may be a delight for few but it creates side effects for many. Towards this end, Nagaland Pollution Control Board with NGOs of Dimapur, including Cleaning Brothers, organised the second ‘Say no to crackers’ awareness campaign here on Friday.
The campaign was held under the themes: Let’s celebrate a cracker-free Christmas and New Year this season; Let’s fill our home with prayers and light rather than with noise and fumes and Let’s celebrate with peace rather than disturbance.
Meanwhile, Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCF) has strongly warned against the use of firecrackers in Dimapur especially during the festive season. The Council has declared that it is time for citizens to put an end to the health hazard and noise pollution once and for all.
In a release, the Council reminded the citizens in Dimapur that firecrackers are destroying the health of the people and the environment. Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation is totally against bursting of crackers within Dimapur urban area, especially during festive seasons, the release stated.
Appreciating the NSCN-IM for banning crackers, the Federation hoped the armed group’s authority would take proper deterrent action against the source (suppliers and sellers) of crackers.