Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Commissioner Siddaiah has appealed to the residents of Bangalore to celebrate “Deepavali” in an environmental friendly and simple way. In a press release, Mr. Siddaiah stated that on completion of the festival, people should ensure that flowers, garlands, mango leaves and plantains are given to palike's van or put in a waste container and keep the environment clean. Mr. Siddiah has also asked the public to ensure that the crackers do not cause harm to environment and take care of their young children from burning crackers.