Diwali signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali celebrates the return of Lord Rama, King of Ayodhya, with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile, and a war, in which he killed the demon king Ravana. Let us celebrate this Diwali by killing all the present-day Ravanas (environmentally unfriendly habits).
Save the earth
It is nice to have a clean house, but it is not good to throw your household garbage on the roads. Let us kill this habit first and dump our garbage into dustbins.
It is pleasant to see your house lit with lights all the time, but this contributes to global warming we will kill this habit and turn off our lights when not in use.
It is really comfortable to drive your own car where ever possible, but let us kill this habit and take the public transport or walk or carpool whenever possible.
It is really luxurious to sleep with the air conditioner set at the lowest temperature possible, believe me if you kill this habit and increase your air conditioner thermostat by one degree your electricity bill will go down. The same thing applies to your heater, but here you’ve got to decrease your heater thermostat by 1 degree.
It is easy to throw away your garbage just like that but you really need to kill this habit and start segregating your garbage into degradable and non-degradable and dispose them. I
t is very comfortable to carry home plastic bags while shopping but kill this habit and carry your own bag for shopping.
It is so easy to scribble on a paper and throw it away but it is not that easy to get back the tree from which the paper was made so kill this habit too and use paper carefully and judiciously, and try to recycle every bit of used paper
It is really yummy to eat imported food items, but do you know how much this contributes to global warming? So kill this habit and start consuming locally grown and produced food.
We always leave our electrical appliances on standby mode, which also uses up a lot of electricity, let us kill this habit and switch off the appliances completely.
Leading an environmentally friendly life is not social service. It is the need of the hour to save Earth, so let us kill all the Ravanas and then celebrate Diwali.
K.M. GEETHAANJALI, Std IX, P.S.B.B.S.S.School, Nungambakkam
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