Allahabad University students use sand art to raise awareness about eco-friendly Diwali

India has just passed the last gear of the preparations as the pompous festival of lights is only in a few days. In the midst of people shopping for clothes, pots and decorations, a group of students is raising awareness of ways to keep “eco” in the ecosystem. Students at Allahabad University have used sand art to convey a message of celebrating Diwali in an environmentally friendly way.

The artists behind converting sand into beautiful rangolis, diyas and crackers, want to convey the things they want people to keep and remove this Diwali, reports ANI. “Diwali is the festival of lights and should be celebrated with lights, peace and harmony, not crackers that spread pollution. We are trying to get this message across through sand art, ”said Varsha, one of the student artists. Varsha-and-company hopes people adopt ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali this year.

Check out their beautiful creation here:

“We created a sand art based on Diwali. We have created rangoli, which is an ancient tradition, to tell people to avoid buying factory-made stickers and decorative accessories. Instead, people should make rangolis at home. People should also buy green crackers and buy clay diyas and pots, rather than fiber-plastic ones, ”Ajay, another member of the group, told ANI.

This year, Diwali will be celebrated across the country on November 4th. While COVID-19 measures appear to be in place, measures to improve the environment are still waiting to be materialized. However, some steps have been taken to directly address the increasing level of smog and pollution, especially in areas such as Delhi, where the effects of pollution are increasing due to stubble burning in neighboring agro-regions. .

Recently, the Supreme Court ordered all states and union territories to completely ban the manufacture, sale and use of firecrackers. The Supreme Court also warned that law enforcement officials would be directly responsible for any violation.

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