Youth urged to desist from bursting crackers

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Mumbai, Oct 18 (UNI) Association of Medical Consultants and Marathi Vidhyan Parishad have organised an oath-taking campaign for students and youngsters during Diwali, urging them to keep away from crackers in order to curb the air and noise pollution.

Speaking at a press conference here today, Yeshwant Oke, the chairman of the Association of Medical Consultants said, ''During Diwali, the level of noise and air pollution reaches an all time high, thereby inconveniencing old people and patients.'' He added that people should be urged to refrain from bursting crackers and use the money for other activities.

Ear, nose and throat specialist and the general secretary of the Association of Medical Consultants, Dr Sujata Rao, said, ''People are not aware of the repurcussions of the noise and the air pollution during Diwali as it adds up to the regular pollution which itself is very high.'' UNI

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