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Save energy this Diwali, Urja Samiti urges Gurgaonites
Urging the people of the city to celebrate pollution-free Diwali, Urja Samiti, a Gurgaon-based non-governmental organisation has said that the joy and love of Diwali can also be expressed through sweets and gifts, instead of bursting costly crackers.

IN ORDER to make this Diwali pollution-free and energy saver, Urja Samiti of Gurgaon has urged people of the city to make less use of crackers and electricity to brighten their homes.

While congratulating people, Urja Samiti requested them to use LED bulbs and slim tube-lights of 6, 9, 12 or 18 watt instead of using 60 and 100 watt bulbs, to save energy as city is already facing huge power shortage.

Secretary General of Urja Samiti, Sanjay Chugh, appealed to the people of Gurgaon to make this Diwali most memorable by making it green diwali. He said that it was not necessary to celebrate Diwali with crackers as love can be expressed with sweets and gifts as well. “Creating rangolis and lighting up lamps is the best way to enjoy this festival because the real joy comes in clean and pollution free environment,” Mr Chugh said.

Power is a bridge between the demand and increasing supply of power in Gurgaon. Therefore keeping in mind the rapid increase in demand of power in festive season this becomes responsibility of each and every citizen to contribute in energy saving, he added.

He also urged people to make less use of crackers to reduce and control pollution, which can bring many diseases. He said that with this pollution diseases like asthma, bronchitis and heart attacks are more frequent, as smoke from crackers lead to these problems.

“People should not to waste their money on these crackers and save environment of the city and also inspire others to do the same,” he added further.

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