Festivals are meant to spread the spirit of joy and togetherness and bring much required rest and peace to the otherwise hectic schedules of people.However, the scenario is somewhat changing today and unfortunately not in the right direction. Similar is the story with the chirpy Rashi aka Sparsh Khanchandani of Sony TV's Parvarrish - Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi.
The little girl is undergoing a lot of stress and sleepless nights because of the ongoing festive celebrations. Tellybuzz tried to find out more about the reason behind this through Sparsh's mom.
When contacted Sarita Khanchandani (Sparsh's mom), she told Tellybuzz, "Some residents of our building burst crackers and play loud music on the loudspeakers till 2 am everyday. This noise doesn't let us sleep. The residents enjoy in the night and sleep until late hours in the morning nevertheless Sparsh has to report to school at 6.50 in the morning. These sleepless nights have resulted into constant headaches, sleepiness during school hours."
Adding further she asserts, "No one is allowed to play loud music or burst crackers after 10 pm. However it is okay to do so until 11-12 in the night. But stretching it up until 2 am is a bit too much. We are suffering from this problem since the last one year and no one including the police is taking any action against this matter. To add insult to injury, Sparsh's dad was assaulted in front of the police which shattered her. Her dad is an advocate and he is fighting for a good cause and if he is being assaulted in the front of the police, then what can be worst ?"
"Sparsh is scared about the re-occurrence of the incident. According to 2005 order by Supreme Court, if someone, complains about noise pollution then the police must lodge an FIR but we are running to the police station since the past one year, but no one is taking it seriously because nobody has ever raised their voice against this issue, and whoever has done so, have been crushed. Sparsh is now is at her Grandma's place but she still repeatedly texts us at 2:30 am to check if we are okay or not", says Mrs. Khanchandani.
Talking about Sparsh's initiative, she said, "Sparsh has taken a pledge that she will never burst crackers as she did this time around. She wants to create awareness about noise pollution during the festive season. In fact Aawaz Foundation, an NGO and Advocates association is supporting us with this cause."
"I want to ask everyone a question, that don't we have a right to sleep in our own house before 1-2 am?", concludes Sparsh's mom.
So, folks our Sparsh is fighting for a good cause at this little age, do you all support her?
Reporter and Author: Anwesha Kamal