Festivals

Five Essential Tips For a Safe Diwali

Diwali is here and the zeal is quite visible on the face of every Indian. The houses are well lit and the shops are loaded with goodies and gifts. While everyone is immersed in the joys of festivities there are quite a few things that one needs to keep in mind to celebrate a safe and fun-filled Diwali.

Let There Be Light, Not Pollution

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With the quality of air reaching an all-time low, bursting crackers is one thing that we should put a limit to. Crackers not just pollute the air but also cause noise pollution that often damages one’s listening capability. So let this festival be all about light and not sound and pollution. Light diyas and candles for a brighter and better Diwali.

Safe Distance

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If you plan to burst a few crackers make sure that they are lit from a safe distance. Use an incense stick to light them and step aside when they are burning. Do not go to check an unburnt cracker, it may result in an accident.

Prevention is Better Than Cure

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Several preventive measures are to be kept in mind during Diwali. Keep the doors and windows closed. Don’t burst crackers indoors, in compact areas or near trees and electric transformers. Instead choose an open area and keep toddlers away from the firework. Make sure kids light crackers with adult supervision.

Dress Up for Diwali

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Diwali is a festival of lights and though this light represents hope and happiness, it can also take a form of fire. So, it is advised to wear cotton clothes especially when you are near diyas and crackers. If possible stay fully clothed for minimal damage even if there is an accident.

Pamper Your Sweet Tooth

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A festival is not complete without sweets and India being a country where a major portion suffers from Diabetes, one need to stay precautions during Diwali. Have a balanced diet and go for sugar-free sweets instead of those with higher number of calories.  Restricting your sugar and starch intake will only help you stay healthy.

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