How to Play It Safe and Sound This Diwali

Diwali Safety tips

It’s that time of the year again. Festival of lights to be celebrated with extreme joy and topped up by its own share of good fun. From Tash parties to Goddess Lakshmi’s pooja and not to forget something which we have always advocated all this time but hardly practiced “Say No To Crackers”.

Diwali is that one festival which has got something for each and every one of us irrespective of age, interest, shape or size (pun intended).

For the religious ones we have the Lakshmi Pooja, for the gluttony ones, you have got an array splendid savory to choose from to satisfy your taste buds. The risk takers can indulge in some Tash Party thrills. Last but not that something we totally support, the boom and baam’s of pataka’s.

Having a good time is something which is undoubtedly on our minds during the festivities however one should also be “Safe and Sound”, as we like to put it while playing around with Diwali. Be it binging on the exquisite spread of sweets and delicacies or for that matter BURSTING OF CRACKERS!

Ever since we were kids we have come across various guidelines on how to go about these things and here we would like to reiterate some of it all over again for you.

No fooling around with crackers

diwali safety

Carrying crackers in your pocket is stupid and dangerous. Throwing fireworks at people is even worse and also considered a criminal offense! It could be fun but at someone else’s expense. So Don’t!

Alcohol and Fireworks don’t mix well

alcohol and crackers

Boozing puts you in added danger with fireworks and bonfires around. And moreover the alcohol with the post Diwali pollution can give you a deadly hangover which you, most definitely would want to avoid.

Watch what you wear

diwali safe dress

Clothing which is baggy or loose can catch fire very easily. And God forbid you happen to catch fire, follow this life saving rule – Stop, Don’t Run. Drop to the ground. Roll to put out the fire! And there you just saved yourself from going up in flames.

Some nuggets of what needs to be done in order “Play Safe” this Diwali.

  • Just in case you plan to ditch what you have always endorsed while you were in school and decide to go ahead and burst crackers, make sure its outdoors only.
  • One at a time.  Light only one firework at a time and watch it from a safe distance
  • Keep the fireworks to be used stashed at a safe place.
  • Keeping a fire extinguisher handy is too extreme to suggest but at least keep a bucket of water handy.  In event of fire extinguish the fire by pouring water.
  • Organize a community display of fireworks rather than an individual display.
  • In case of burns, remove all smoldering cloths and wrap the victim in a clean bed sheet and take the victim to burns specialist or hospital.
  • In case of eye burns, wash the eye with tap water for 10 minutes and take the victim to a hospital.

Most of the mishaps around Diwali happen due to ignorance and carelessness. This Diwali try your best to contribute the least to Noise and Air Pollution by doing your bit.

Enjoy the mithai’s but at the same time don’t forget it’s your own stomach, though {in} extreme case situations you can cheat yourself by topping it up with Pudin Hara.

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali! Play Safe! 😉

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