Swara Bhasker is currently in Delhi and welcomes the choice of the ban on firecrackers within the city and lots of states in India. “In Delhi, the quality of air is poor and air pollution is bad. Furthermore, Covid 19 continues to be very a lot a reality so, frankly, it’s good that the State govt. has banned hearth crackers- it’s a vital step! Different states particularly in North India ought to do the same. As citizens, we are able to discover different methods of celebrating, like we are able to gentle extra days this yr!” she says.
Some states have adopted within the footsteps like Delhi, and have banned firecrackers this Diwali, together with, West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Rajasthan. Karnataka has allowed inexperienced crackers whereas Punjab and Haryana have allowed bursting crackers between eight to 10 pm.
Alternatively, the Maharashtra government suggested the public have a good time a firecracker-free Diwali as a result of pollution woes and Covid-19. They banned the bursting of firecrackers in private and non-private places in Mumbai besides on the day of Diwali. Speaking about the identical, Bhasker says, “I feel given the context of the pandemic in Maharashtra, we should all chorus from burning hearth crackers. Frankly, anybody bursting crackers this yr is doing one thing very irresponsible and is doing an excellent disservice to society.”
The actor admits that there is no love misplaced for crackers and her Diwali celebrations will be low-key. “I don’t like loud crackers. Symbolically, as it’s Diwali, I’d gentle some phuljhadis and anaars however clearly this yr it’s solely going to be days, rangoli, and playing cards. I’m actually glad to be in Delhi with my family this yr and will be celebrating with them,” she signs off.