City residents can brace up for pre-Diwali advisories at cinema halls for going easy on crackers this Diwali. In a special video being released regarding the ill effects of firecrackers on animals and birds, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) will ask the residents to observe an eco-friendly Diwali.

To spread awareness among the citizens of the country regarding noise pollution and air pollution levels sky rocketing in the district before and during Diwali, the Punjab Pollution Control Board will be disbursing the video on the issue to all cinema halls and multiplexes. The video shall be played in all theatres from a week before Diwali. A meeting of PPCB officials was also held with the cinema hall and multiplex owners here today in this regard. Read more