Come October and the air pollution starts to hold mankind to ransom in Delhi NCR. Almost every child is coughing and sneezing or has watery red eyes. Delhi schools have started educating students to the perils of bursting fire crackers as per the Supreme Court directive.

The teachers are holding sessions with students and advising them to avoid taking morning and evening walks. The practice of outdoor morning assembly has also been discontinued. Workshops are being held on the importance of saying no to crackers. The Diwali celebration week is organised where activities like story-telling, diya making  and slogan writing competitions are held to create awareness amongst students about the side effects of the crackers.