Diwali: Yuvraj Singh's appeal against using firecrackers in tune with Supreme Court
Diwali: Yuvraj Singhâs appeal against using firecrackers in tune with Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Monday temporarily banned the sale of firecrackers in and around the capital ahead of Diwali. Hours before this happened, Indian cricket team all-rounder YuvrajâSingh appealed to fans to celebrate a cracker-free Diwali.cricket Updated: Oct 09, 2017 16:26 IST Devarchit Verma
Hindustan Times, Mumbai Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricket team all-rounder, had urged everyone to celebrate the forthcoming festival of Diwali without firecrackers. Later, the Supreme Court banned the sale of fireworks in New Delhi and nearby towns in a move to curb the capitalâs air pollution.(REUTERS)
Hours before Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi ahead of Diwali, India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh had appealed to his fans to celebrate the festival keeping the environment in mind.
In a video shared on his social media page, Yuvraj recalled the trouble he had last year when he could not get out of his house due to pollution. Yuvraj appealed to his fans to restrain from using firecrackers thi s year, and instead, celebrate the festival of lights in peace.
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âSincere request from my side to all of you this yearâ¦ coming from the heart, donât burst firecrackers this Diwali. The condition that our country landed in last yearâ¦ the pollution, the air that we were breathing was devastating,â Yuvraj said.
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âI could not get out of my house because the air was so polluted. It was unhealthy, it was unnaturalâ¦ for our kids, friends, parents, for the sake of everyone it is very important (that) we all take responsibility this year. It is a celebration of lights, festival of lights, let us all light diyas instead of (fire) crackers, spread love, peace and happiness,â he added.
Say no to crackers, letâs celebrate a pollution free Diwali ð #saynotocrackers #pollut ionfree pic.twitter.com/l1sotpKizMâ" yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 8, 2017
âJhappiya dalo (hug each other), have sweets, play cardsâ¦ but please donât burst crackers because they will damage us. (To see) young kids roaming around wearing masks, I feel very bad. I am sure you would have felt bad about it too.â
Yuvraj appealed to his fans to be more responsible. âLet us all take responsibility, it is our country at the end of the day and we have to make it better. And if we donât take responsibility, nobody else is going to do that. So (it is) my sincere request to you that let us not light (read: burst) crackers. Let us celebrate it with diyas,â he added.
Yuvraj, who is out of the national team, is set to play Ranji Trophy for Punjab from the second round onwards.
The 35-year-old made his last appearance for India on their tour of West Indies earlier this year, and since then, he has not been picked for limited-overs games agai nst Sri Lanka and Australia.Source: Google News