Berhampur: Oct 26 (Localwire) Holding placards in their hand, green and animal activists accompanied by college students today urged the people to celebrate noise-less Diwali for safety of children as well as the pet and stray animals.
They went round several areas of the city, on the eve of celebration of festival lights, to create the awareness.
Crackers not only creates problem for the children but to the pet and stray animals as well, said Sudhir Rout, founder of Aryabhatta Foundation, an organization creating awareness on plantation and anti-plastic drive.
A human ear can hear sounds between 20 and 20,000 hertz, but animals which totally depend on their senses to survive, perceive sound almost twice that of a human ear.
The sound of crackers may be deafening for the animals, he said.
Sagar Kumar Patra, President of Anchalika Vikash Parishad, an organization which is working on conservation of house-sparrows, said homeless animals and birds are the most affected lots.
They go into hiding and only come out once the festivities are over, he said appealing the people to celebrate noise-less Diwali at least for the sake of animals and birds.
Meanwhile, sand artists Satya Moharana had erected a sand art of Goddess Kali at Goshaninuagaon area to spread the message of Diwali celebration through worship and not by bursting crackers. ‘My message is to celebrate a green Diwali”, said Satya.