Holi presentationBy Leena DograClass Vth EVVDAV PublicSchoolVikas Puri
Holi is the festival of color Holi is the festival of colorand joy. It is the day whenand joy. It is the day whenthe bright colors of Holithe bright colors of Holidiminish all thediminish all thediscriminations of caste anddiscriminations of caste andcreed in society.creed in society. The colors of Holi also The colors of Holi alsobring along with themselvesbring along with themselvesthe spirit of joy, naughtiness,the spirit of joy, naughtiness,passion and enthusiasm.passion and enthusiasm.
The festival in itself is the The festival in itself is thecelebrations of the divine lovecelebrations of the divine loveof Radha and Krishna as wellof Radha and Krishna as wellas the commemoration of theas the commemoration of thefact that ‘Goodness alwaysfact that ‘Goodness alwaystriumphs over evil’ and thetriumphs over evil’ and theverity that ‘Truth is alwaysverity that ‘Truth is alwaysuniversal’.universal’. There is an eternal meaning There is an eternal meaningof Holi beyond the ‘color play’of Holi beyond the ‘color play’and ‘grand feasts’.and ‘grand feasts’.
Colours of holisignifycelebratingthe mood ofnature
There was once a demon king calledHiranyakaship, He thought that he coulddefeat God and he went to the extent that hehad enforced a law that everybody wouldworship him. a son, Prahlad, who refused to The King has worship his father. He decided to have the boy killed. The King ordered an army to cut Prahlad to pieces.
The continued a) son, Prahlad, who ( King hasrefused to worship his father. He decidedto have the boy killed. The King orderedan army to cut Prahlad to pieces. As thesoldiers advanced, Prahlad called“Vishnu, Vishnu” and the soldiers losttheir strength and were unable to killthe body. The King tried many other ways to get rid of the boy, once by trying to drown him in the sea. Every time the boy survived by calling the
( continued ) The power of Vishnu was so great that Prahlad was protected from the flames, while Holika, in spite of her wish, perished in the fire. From that day the festival of Holi is celeberated with colors to mark the victory of virtues over vices
Harmful cHemicals inHoli Harmful Chemicals in Holi Paste type colors According to research fact sheet on Holi, the pastes contain very toxic chemicals that can have severe health effects.
Holi colors and tHeir Harmful effects on Human body. cHemicacolou Lead oxide effects on HumanBlack Renal Failurer l body.Green Copper Sulphate Eye Allergy, Puffiness and temporary blindness Effects Color Chemical HealthSilver Aluminium Bromide CarcinogenicBlue Prussian Blue Contract DermatitisRed Mercury Sulphite Highly toxic can cause skin cancer
Harms of Wet Holi colorsWet colours, mostly use Gentian violet as acolour concentrate which can cause skin dis-colouration and dermatitis.These days, Holi colours are sold loosely, on theroads, by small traders who often do not knowthe source. Sometimes, the colours come in boxesthat specifically say ‘For industrial use only’.
HarmfulcHemicals inGulalThe dry colours, commonly knownas gulals, have two components –a colourant that is toxic and abase which could be eitherasbestos or silica, both of whichcause health problems. Heavymetals contained in thecolourants can cause asthma, skindiseases and adversely affect the