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 disease.
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 around.
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 development.
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.