Anything which is taught at an early age remains firmly
implanted in the mind. It is essential to cultivate good habits at a young age,
and cleanliness is one of the most important.
Being clean and tidy is important. Cleanliness should start with
personal hygiene. It is crucial for people to learn about hygiene, and the
various diseases linked to lack of it.
From a very young age, formation of certain habits like washing
hands before meals, regular brushing of teeth, and bathing are a must. These
are entirely personal habits. And, since we live in a society it is essential
to follow certain rules like keeping our surroundings clean, avoiding littering
in public places, refraining from spitting on the road, and many more.
Any habits, good or bad, taught or even picked up at a young
age, get embedded into one's personality. Unfortunately, today, many adults
themselves do not set very good examples of cleanliness. In fact, habits like smoking,
chewing tobacco and betel leaves, and spitting on roads and sidewalks, are a
sick heritage handed down from our parents and elderly relatives. Many public
places used for defecating are left messy and stinking, leading to any number
of diseases. There is a dire need to educate and sensitise people about the
importance of cleanliness in light of our faith.
Litter on roads, polluted water bodies and poor sanitation make
excellent breeding grounds for creepy crawly pests. Medical research has
discovered that rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, and mosquitoes serve as hosts
for transmitting disease. Lack of hygiene is an open invitation to infectious
Cleanliness, if we may say so, can make the difference between
life and death. A healthy environment is necessary if we want to stay healthy.
If the environment is dirty it badly affects the health of the people living
Wherever we live, it is important for us to keep it clean. Let's
start with our individual homes. If our homes are clean we will obviously enjoy
a healthy life.
And in society it is the responsibility of each and every human
being to maintain certain hygienic standards. A clean environment, besides
being a pleasure to live in, is a healthy environment.
School and other educational institutions should spread
knowledge on importance of cleanliness by adding it in curriculum and
Textbooks. Demonstrating cleanliness in school premises, involving students in
cleaning activities is a very good way to spread awareness about cleanliness.
Importance of cleanliness can spread to the masses via the
online and offline media. Various educational programs can be showcased by the
media on importance of cleanliness, which would show the advantages and
disadvantages of cleanliness.
The importance of cleanliness cannot be ignored in individual as
well as communal life. On one hand it is an important factor for human health
and spiritual development; on the other hand it is essential for environmental
Our planet Earth is known as the 'GREEN PLANET.' It is the most
beautiful planet in the whole Universe. The Greenery of this planet is like the
Green Belt of the Earth. The development of this green belt is in our hands. We
should keep our Earth clean and green.