AIZAWL: In a bid to ensure an environmentally conscious and peaceful celebration, the Mizoram government has announced a ban on firecrackers and other fireworks during the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivities.
The decision was formalised during a meeting convened by state Chief Secretary Renu Sharma recently, which brought together senior officials and leaders from various organisations.
Recognising the importance of fostering a pollution-free atmosphere, the consensus of the meeting was to appeal to the public to abstain from using or selling firecrackers and other pyrotechnic materials.
The meeting not only focused on environmental concerns but also highlighted the need to strictly prohibit alcohol and other narcotics substances during the festive season.
The move aims to promote a safe and wholesome atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.
This isn’t the first time Mizoram has taken such a stance.
In previous years, the state has successfully enforced bans on firecrackers, sky lanterns, and other pyrotechnic materials, including toy guns, during the festive season.
These measures have been implemented to curb pollution and address security concerns associated with Christmas and New Year celebrations.
It’s worth noting that Mizoram has consistently extended similar bans to include festivals of other religious groups within the state.
This inclusive approach reflects the government’s commitment to maintaining a harmonious and inclusive environment for all communities.