Aware of the negative impact of chemical colour on the skin,schools in Jharkhand are mobilizing students to use organic colours during Holi festival on March 27.They were also told about the side effects of chemical colours on their skin.

Albert Minz,Principal of St Augustus school in Gumla,said:”The festival of colour should be enjoyed with self discipline.We must make sure that we should not do any thing that can harm oneself or others.Chemical colours were very harmful to skin and hair”,he said.

St Joseph school Principal Alok Singh said:”We always tell children to use dry colour and not waste water which can be preserved for plants and the mother earth.”

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