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Say no to crackers on Diwali, save kids from misery
Diwali is here, filling our life with happiness and light. But wait before buying crackers this year. Just think how you are aiding in exploitation of kids by buying products and services which actually involve kids in hazardous factories.
DIWALI IS round the corner and everyone is busy preparing a welcome for Goddess Lakshmi in their homes. They are cleaning up their homes, white-washing, painting, buying new clothes and of course, stocking deadly crackers. Crackers are like the spice of Diwali without which the our food would taste bland.


But have you ever thought where do these crackers come from or who makes them?
We all agree to this statement that no poor child chooses to work in firework factories or take up other horrifying work in coal mines by will but they are either forced by people or destiny itself. They work in congested, dusty and horrifying environment that severely impair their health. The young innocent children are considered as the source of cheap labour by their bosses. Children also give more output than input and that also without creating any fuss. They can be easily manipulated into overworking and paid less.


They work in difficult environment for long hours as compared to adults. They face both verbal and sexual abuse. We feel pity for them but after some time we move on in our lives.


It is really difficult to understand how people can be more sensitive to their own children and totally insensitive to other’s children. Just see your children in place of them and then you would realise how painful it gets.


Not only Goddess Lakshmi but do you think any God of any religion would be actually happy about this idea of celebration that involves misery for children.
Before buying crackers this year just think that we may be contributing to their exploitation by buying products and services, which actually involves young children. This is not the real picture of true India where the future of it is itself so brutally moulded.


I would like to salute the spirit of those people who voluntary don’t burn crackers and who would pledge not to burn crackers after reading this article. Children are like soon to be made earthen pots that will be moulded the way we want them to. We would surely not like to see India’s future moulded this way, as this way we are only teaching them to be slaves.
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