No Fire Crackers During Gandhi Jayanti Functions: Goa Chief Minister
The practice of bursting fire crackers during Gandhi Jayanti celebrations will be discontinued by the state government, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
Mahatma Gandhi was a true environmentalist and bursting fire crackers is not in sync with good environment practices, the Chief Minister said.
“From next year, it is necessary to stop bursting crackers. Gandhi was a true environmentalist. Government servants should take note of it,” Mr Sawant said at a function held in Old Goa, near Panaji to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Nation’.
Mr Sawant also said, that the ban on single-use plastic in Goa had come into effect on Wednesday, in furtherance with Mahatma Gandhi’s belief in environment conservation.