Letter to the editor of a reputed daily commenting on the nuisance created by the use of loudspeakers.
13/B, Mayur Vihar,
Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
Nowadays our society is fast changing into a consumerist society. The greatest disadvantage of this society is a tendency in the masses to show off. This tendency has led to the use of loudspeakers. Be it any social festival or religious ceremony, use of loudspeakers is an inevitable and integral part of celebrations.
People in their longing to show their wealth and faith in God, forget that their right to freedom has to have a limit. The stereo typed tuneless bhajans or filmy songs pierce into the ears of a devoted student or a dying patient. Even when they cry for the peace for the dead, they do so on the expense of the living’s peace.
Students are the common prey to this nuisance. People should be made aware of the fact that the loud noise does not express their happiness or religious faith, but it is an expression of their frustration and superficiality. Only then we can rest at peace at least in the evening after a long day’s noisy hub-bub.