In the words of the great John Wesley, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
Cleanliness is the state/quality of being clean. It is essential for everyone to learn about cleanliness, hygiene, sanitation and the various diseases that are caused due to poor hygienic conditions. It is crucial for one’s physical well-being and maintaining a healthy environment at home and at school.
An unclean environment is an invitation for a lot of mosquitoes to breed in and spread deadly diseases. On the other hand, not maintaining personal hygiene leads to a lot of skin problems and decreased immunity. The habits learnt at a young age get embedded into one’s personality.
Even if we inculcate certain habits like washing hands before and after meals, regular brushing and bathing from a young age, we are not bothered about keeping public places clean. For this, on October 2, 2014, the Indian Prime Minister launched a nationwide cleanliness campaign ‘Swachh Bharat‘ to provide to every family sanitation facilities including toilets, solid and liquid waste disposal systems, village cleanliness and safe and adequate drinking water supply.
Teachers and students of different schools are joining the ‘Clean India Campaign’ actively with great fervour and joy. Good health will ensure a healthy mind that will lead to increased overall productivity resulting in higher standards of living, thus, developing the economy. It will boost India’s international image. A clean environment is a green environment with fewer people falling ill. Hence, cleanliness is defined to be the emblem of purity of mind.