How to Celebrate Safe Diwali? – Dr.Ujjwal Bhambare

How to Celebrate Safe Diwali? – Dr.Ujjwal Bhambare

One of India’s biggest festivals, Diwali brings with itself an unmatchable excitement and celebratory spirit. However, in recent years, extravagant celebrations have put people’s health at stake. Its time to celebrate Diwali responsibly and with minimal environmental and health consequences. It’s important to stay safe and avoid unfortunate mishaps and injuries that are so commonplace during Diwali festivities.

Here are some tips for a safe Diwali celebration:

Keep flammables at bay

Make sure the candles are kept away from flammable material like clothes, curtains, papers, and wood. Most importantly, keep kids away from diyas.

Light fireworks away from combustible materials like buildings, trees, dry glass, and other obstacles. Don’t carry fireworks in your pocket. They are explosives and can go off prematurely even if they are not lit.

Light only one firework at a time. Go to open grounds

What to wear

Take care of your clothes while bursting crackers.

Make sure your kids are not wearing loose, synthetic clothes.

They should be wearing cotton clothes.

You must take care of your saree pallus and dupattas.

 

Never mix anything with the contents of fireworks.

Make sure your kids are not bursting crackers by holding them in their hands. Always keep an eye.

Kids tend to get excited while bursting crackers. Always keep an eye on them and hold their hands

Never burst crackers at crowded places or on your terrace or balcony. Always go to an open ground close by.

Also, do remember that animals are not comfortable with the noise and pollution created by crackers.

Emergency precautions

While bursting crackers, keep a bucket full of water nearby. Make a note of emergency numbers to call in the case of accidents. Keep some basic medication with you. Keep burn ointments handy.

Consult an ophthalmologist if any eye injuries. Wash the eye with tap water for 10 minutes.

In case of major burn, after extinguishing the fire, remove all smothering clothes. Wrap the victim in a clean bed sheet. Call 108 immediately in case of emergency.

 

Spread happiness this Diwali and celebrate this beautiful festival joyously with your loved ones and keep them and yourself safe.

 

For Emergency Call:  +91-20-66812222 / +91–020–66812288

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