Is enjoyment above safety?Diwali is a great festival of lights and celebrations. Firecrackers are the integral part of this festival. The enthusiasts even say that Holi without colours and Diwali without firecrackers have no meaning.
So people enjoy during the festivals with full vigour and interest and want to undertake all the activities as can be taken in traditional ways.
Unfortunately, in this euphoria many accidents take place as the children as well as adults get involved in the firecrackers and get wounded or are partially burnt. Firecrackers are basically controlled explosive devices and sometimes go bad and malfunction and can harm the person who is handling them. Over and above, they are also polluting the environment. If people want to enjoy the firecrackers there are some basic safety precautions to be observed like igniting the bombs from a distance, keeping the sparkles away from body especially eyes, handle firecrackers in open away from residences and crowded market etc.
Many people do not take care by these basic steps and recklessly handle these explosives only to create fatal accidents involving others as well as their selves. They do not understand that safety is the primary thing in such indulgences and we must observe it.
Sometimes I ponder - Is enjoyment is above safety? Why are we so reckless in our attitude?
What do the members think about this?