Cleanliness and orders are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things and cultivate a taste for them. Cleanliness is not an act; it's a habit.
What is Cleanliness or What is Meant by Being Clean?
Cleanliness means purity, freshness, sanitation, tidiness etc. Cleanliness is not only about keeping our body and environment clean. But it's about keeping our soul also clean.
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness." We all like to worship temples, churches, mosques but the truth is God will love only those who keep self-pure and clean as stated in Quran.
The Bible has many forms of purification related to skin disease, nocturnal emission, menstruation, childbirth, sexual relations, unusual bodily fluids, death, and animal sacrifices.
'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' campaign started by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to keep our India clean. This happened for the first time in Indian history after the independence.
How to Keep Oneself Clean?
- If we talk about the school going children, here are some steps one can take:
- Throw garbage in the dustbin only.
- If there is any leakage of water, inform the domestic servant immediately.
- Flush after the toilet.
- Aware that there isn't any tissue paper on the floor of the toilet
- and wash hands fully with soap after using the toilet and after lunchtime
- Don’t splash water to the floor as it will make people fall.
Following Steps Can be Taken by Every Citizen of India to Keep His Locality Clean:
- Throw garbage in the dustbin.
- Don't spit here and there.
- Don't scribble.
- Don't throw anything in the drainage system.
- Say 'NO' to plastics.
Everyone wants to look good, but how? Then we need to keep ourselves clean. Again the question arises how. Believe me; it is the easiest task.
Want to See it How to Check Out the Following Points
- Nobody likes that sweaty smell. But no one can stop it as it is the function of our body. So take a bath or shower daily. In summers take two times a day. Although we use deodorants nowadays to get rid of that smell, it is not a substitute forever.
- Wear clean clothes regularly. Wash your old clothes. Any cloth that is dirty or smelly put it in the washing basket.
- Wash your hair regularly as our scalp has some oil glands. It produces some oil and sweat which make your hair dirty and greasy. If not washed frequently, one might suffer from some dandruff and hair fall problems.
- It is very important to keep oral hygiene otherwise we can suffer from fungal infections. So brush your teeth after and before going to bed.
- Do you want to eat bacteria? No. So do not forget to wash your hands before and after meals and after playing.
- Drink more water.
- Keep your surroundings clean.
Everyone wants to keep the places only where they live clean but what about other places? Don't you walk or pass by from those places? Who likes stinking clothes and dirty smell? But no one wants to start to keep things clean.
Why? Does cleanliness affect our health? What if we don't clean ourselves? Why should be clean ourselves? We want everything, but we don't want to work out. But remember nobody will work for us. It's only us who have to work for ourselves.
Have you ever seen some workers in the hospital are appointed just to keep cleanliness? Some people are appointed to keep the drains clean. Why are Municipality dustbins settled in every locality? Why does to keep your home clean? Why do you bathe regularly?
Dengue and malaria are spreading. How do they spread? By standing water. It is our carelessness only.
As Cleanliness is Next to Godliness, It is very important for a healthy mind, body and spirit. Cleanliness attracts the positive energy. Cleanliness improves confidence level and self-respect as well as respect from others. It is a good habit for which we are happy. It makes us feel proud in the society.
To keep cleanliness as our priority, we have National Cleanliness Day on 30th January. It is effortless to include cleanliness in our habit. We should never compromise with cleanliness; it is as necessary as food and water for us. It should be practised from the childhood which can only be initiated by each parent as a first and foremost responsibility.