For The Last 17 Years, The Villagers Of These Eight Villages Have Not Burnt Crackers For A Cause

The Logical Indian

October 31st, 2016

8 Tamil Nadu Villages Which Doesn't Burst Crackers

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8 Tamil Nadu Villages Which Doesn’t Burst Crackers

Since last 17 years, the people from eight villages have not burst crackers to preserve the place for birds. The villages surround the Vellode Birds Sanctuary which serves as a habitat for many birds which migrates from another part of the world. The villagers fear that the loud sounds of crackers will scare the migratory birds away.

Vellode Birds Sanctuary is a 200-acre sanctuary located in Erode District of Tamil Nadu. The sanctuary is surrounded by eight villages. Almost 750 families live in these villages. Since last 17 years, they have not burst crackers. Though from last two years , some of the kids light sparkles but crackers are still not used.

A lot of birds, especially from Australia and New Zealand arrives at the sanctuary during September-December season. They build their nest in the sanctuary and also lay eggs there. Since villagers are very much concerned about the birds, they decided not to burst crackers as it might scare away thousands of birds.

A 73-year-old villager Chinnasamy said that ever since the sanctuary has been established, the villagers have stopped bursting crackers, as reported by The Times of India.

While we campaign every year against bursting crackers on Diwali to avoid the ill consequences of pollution, there are people who do not burst crackers just to preserve the environment for birds.

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