Stop splurging on crackers for a few hours of fun: Mimi

This Diwali, Mimi Chakraborty will be flying off to her ancestral home in Jalpaiguri to spend time with family and relatives. “I will be celebrating Diwali with my family and relatives after 13 years. I can’t wait to be there. I will be flying off tomorrow. Though I will miss my two pets – Chiku and Max – who will be here. My elder sister’s daughter is now a year old and I have met her last when she was four months. My cousin sister too is coming from Delhi. So, it is a kind of family reunion. My mashi is a great cook and she knows I prefer healthy food, so all menus are set from now. The very thought that I will be with my family and relatives after so long is giving me goosebumps,” said Mimi. The actress-MP has been vocal on social media about the effect of bursting crackers on nature, human beings and animals for the past few years. “I am so happy that the Calcutta High Court has banned the use of firecrackers in West Bengal on Diwali, Kali Puja and Chhatt Puja in view of the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world. Most of the days we are reading that cases are on the rise. This move by the Calcutta High Court will control air pollution which is dangerous for COVID-19 patients and for us too. Stray animals too get hugely affected. I have two pets at home and I see how they suffer every year because of the noise and air pollution. So, it is my request to all to stop splurging on crackers for a few hours of fun that will eventually harm many.”