Thrissur: Uncertainty prevailed over using chain palm leaf crackers in the Thrissur Pooram fireworks was finally solved and the fireworks this time will be held as per tradition.
This is after the Devaswoms got the positive nod from the Supreme Court for the fireworks display by including the palm leaf crackers. Official sources of the Devaswoms clarified that the garland crackers or chain palm leaf crackers will be used this year for pooram fireworks. Garland crackers are used for summing up the fireworks. The ‘Koottapporichil’ (the finale) using the garland crackers are the interesting finale of the fireworks display.
“The PESO had denied the permission citing the Supreme Court verdict on garland crackers as it causes environmental pollution. But, the Supreme court had already granted permission to conduct the fireworks as per tradition, barring the use of barium, which causes the emission of toxic gas. As the advocate representing us made it clear the PESO didn’t give the permission, the Supreme Court directed PESO to give the permission as barium will not be used.” Explain officials of Devaswoms.
With the confusions getting cleared, the Devaswoms of two factions are all geared up to celebrate the festival. The main fireworks display of Thrissur Pooram will happen in the early morning on May 14 while the sample fireworks will be held on May 11.
Earlier, the uncertainty prevailed over using chain palm leaf crackers as the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation(PESO) had denied permission for it citing environmental pollution. Though Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Devaswoms approached the Supreme Court to get it, on Monday they had rejected the plea saying it was in the hands of PESO.