Thursday, November 12, 2015

BALANGIR DHH REPORTS 62 BURN CASES ON DIWALI Friday, 13 November 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

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BALANGIR DHH REPORTS 62 BURN CASES ON DIWALI
Friday, 13 November 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Diwali, the festival of light, was observed with pomp and gaiety across India and even in abroad on November 11 last. On the day, crackers were burst, besides lightening of the lamps. As the crackers burst, people rejoiced. At times the exploding crackers produced high-decibel sounds they were seen shutting their ears in a bid to escape their effect.
When a human being is injured, he or she is immediately rushed to a hospital and given treatment. A total of 62 burn injury cases were reported in the evening in Balangir District Headquarters Hospital on Diwali evening. The patients were discharged after their burn treatment.
However, amidst the rejoice the worst affected were the birds and animals. Birds, which are the most silent and beautiful creatures of nature, maintain ecological balance by eating harmful pests and are most effective players in regeneration of plants and forests in natural ways. However, there were few takers for their safety as they suffered the worst due to high explosion and noise, besides smoke and atmospheric pollution.
Every time a cracker is burst they (birds) tried to fly away from their nests. Already a large number of birds are becoming extinct from due to ecological imbalance, loss of habitat, rising temperature and radiation from cell phone towers.
The harmful sound effect on night of Diwali due to bursting of crackers, needless to say, was excess and never calculated by anybody and nor steps taken to protect them. Who will take care of the silent sufferers? Will the Supreme Court of India take suo mutto cognisance?


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