Promising to go green, residents of Mayur Vihar Extension housing societies declare they will not burst crackers this Diwali and promote the use of earthen lamps.
Residents of many cooperative group housing societies in Mayur Vihar Extension have sworn to go green this Diwali. Children of Samachar apartments took oath not to burst fire-crackers at a function on Saturday.
The children also decided to visit every flat in the society to enlist the residents for the campaign against crackers and to make them use earthen lamps. Similarly, children in neighbouring United India Apartments too took a similar stance.
In both the societies, the women folk were behind the campaign. The pledge by children was taken on Diwali mela, held in the residential complex. Almost all the 30 food stalls inside the mela were run by women, from the society.
Rita Benzamin, Maya Radhakrishnan, Raj Chakravarthy, Renu Das, Kamini Mishra and Ritambara Shashtri were the ladies who took the responsibility of organising the mela.
Similarly, womens group in United India Apartments, who also participated in the Diwali mela, readied the children for the cultural show put up at the event.