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|Pragati Singh said: (Jan 12, 2017)|
|I have specially selected this topic because of much importance of it in our daily lives. Actually, the means of cleanliness is the complete absence of dirt, dust, stains, and bad smells at home, working places or surrounding areas. The most important purpose of maintaining cleanliness is to get health, beauty, remove offensive odor as well as avoid the spread of dirt and contaminants. We clean our teeth, clothes, body, hair on daily basis in order to get freshness and achieving cleanliness.
We use variety of products and water to clean different things accordingly. What we see with our eyes is that cleaning helps us to remove dirt and bad odor. However, what we do not see with our eyes is that cleaning also removes harmful microorganisms (like bacteria, virus, fungus, algae, etc) from the things. It keeps us healthy and away from variety of diseases especially caused by the harmful microorganisms. According to the germ theory of disease, cleaning means the total absence of germs. In some industrial processes, it requires exceptional cleanliness which is achieved especially in the clean rooms. Presence of dirt and bad odor may decrease the power of our immune system.
Commonly, there are two types of cleanliness, one is physical cleanliness and another is internal cleanliness. Physical cleanliness keeps us clean from outside and gives us feeling of wellbeing with confidence. However, internal cleanliness keeps us mentally peaceful and away from anxiety. Internal cleanliness means a mind absence of dirty, bad and negative thinking. Keeping the heart, body and mind clean and peaceful is the complete cleanliness. However, we also need to keep clean our surrounding areas so that we can live in a healthy and clean environment. It will keep us away from the epidemic diseases and give us the feeling of social wellbeing.
There is a very old saying that "cleanliness is next to godliness". It is well said by the John Wesley. Cleanliness should be given a priority in all the homes from the childhood so that a little one can practice it as a habit and can be benefitted all through the life. Cleanliness is like a good habit which not only benefits a person, however; it benefits the family, society and country and thus whole planet. It can be developed at any age, however, best to practice it from the childhood. I, as a child requesting to all the parents that please help your kids to practice this habit as it is you who can give this country a good citizen.
|Dipesh Kushwaha said: (Jan 10, 2017)|
|According to my opinion, we have to make our India clean before that we must clean our mind and heart truly. Because unless you're able to work in a team, you'll always perform below par.|
|Mayank said: (Jan 9, 2017)|
|We all are human beings it is our responsibility to keep India clean, if we all start a process to clean India I can say with my power that no-one can stop India for being the cleaniest country in the world.|
|Jagat Khayer said: (Jan 9, 2017)|
|India is our country our home and we should keep it clean as we all know cleanliness is next to godliness so not only Indians but each and every human being should inculcate the habit of cleaning his/her surroundings. Which in turns will give us a healthy and clean environment to live on to enjoy.
|Rajender Kumar said: (Jan 6, 2017)|
|I thing that we have to do that we have to clean the environment without thinking that what is happened if we clean the environment because if everyone thinks that then nature is clean automatically.|
|V.Koushik said: (Dec 26, 2016)|
|The responsibility of the citizens and municipality because they can do their help to clean the country or their state.|
|Arun Singh said: (Dec 21, 2016)|
|Yes, it is very true guys. Everybody wants to live in cleanliness but nobody wants to clean. It is the duty of every human being on this earth. Most of the diseases have been spreading just because of dirtiness. Pollution is increasing. It is not the thing that we can force other to make clean. Cleanliness comes from self-involvement. It is we who can earth dirt free. Each and every person have to take it as a challenge. It will automatically dirt free and we don't need to start any campaign related to it. The only thing that we need to educate the people that's why they can take responsibility for it. Thankyou.|
|Sania Ali said: (Dec 21, 2016)|
According to my opinion if all citizen of the country works together for development and welfare of the people.
Then only our country will clean and hygienic.
I only say you all to work for natural evergreen reign and become responsible!
|Pradeep said: (Dec 20, 2016)|
We live in a place where educated people making mess & uneducated was cleaning those mess.
Education is paper knowledge, nothing worth in it.
|Anupam Das said: (Dec 18, 2016)|
|According to my opinion, cleanliness is not a duty of Indian citizen, its a duty of every human being. Humans are most powerfull and beautiful gift of god and god give us the opportunity to clean ourself, so if everyone following his duty about cleanliness then it should be very easy to achieve a cleanliness world or planet in short time.|
|Sneha said: (Nov 29, 2016)|
|Hi, this is Sneha.
I think that to say that cleanliness is a fundamental responsibility of an Indian citizen first we have to do our own duties and then the work is sad to be a responsibility.
|Keerthana said: (Nov 24, 2016)|
|Hi! I am Keerthana.
According to my opinion, cleanliness is nothing but not throwing any waste in surrounding. If we don't throw any waste then there will be no need of cleaning them.
|Tahir Khan said: (Nov 21, 2016)|
I am in BGSBU in Rajouri J&K. In our university, we all conduct Swach Bharat Mission and we all clean our university campus, which is full of garbage. So all of us request to the people to clean their house, schools, office, streets or roads because cleanliness is our basic responsibility. If we wear clean, eat clean then why we not clean our environment in which we may live. So I request to all to clean our earth so all living things can survive.
|Manjula said: (Nov 8, 2016)|
|Yes, I agree. My opinion is that firstly, we should pollute the society from an illegal thing or bad thing that is happening to us which is not visible.|
|Guru Borkar said: (Nov 7, 2016)|
|For a population of 1.2 billion people, the govt must put into service, many more garbage pick up trucks & personnel, more frequently, and implement a plan for disposing of the garbage. The govt's tangible inputs are pathetic- we pay adequate taxes for these services, but the allocated funds are "diverted": The govt should be held to account otherwise the best efforts of the citizens will be wasted.|
|Yukti said: (Nov 4, 2016)|
Yes, cleanliness is a fundamental responsibility of an Indian citizen. Everyone should be part of Swatch Bharath Abhiyan and encourage other people also because cleanliness helps us to stay healthy and our mind is clean. There is some different environment around us which makes us think positive thoughts. Cleanliness is very important in our life.
|Avinash Kalkekar said: (Oct 26, 2016)|
|Hi, I am Avinash Kalkekar.
Many people are just concerned about their rights and forget about their duties. Recent swatch Bharat mission was an attempt to make us all recall the value of cleanliness. Not only will cleanliness help in keeping us healthy but it will help in beautifying our cities and country thus attracting, even more, tourist, eventually earning greater foreign exchange for our nation. So, cleanliness is most important for everyone. That's why we have supposed to keep clean our surrounding area. Becaz if we ignore this.
|S.Singaravelu said: (Oct 26, 2016)|
|Cleanliness is a most important, so all days clean our surrounding and college or school on own people think, so all Indian people is this plan as think, so Indian society is really clean.|
|Madhu said: (Oct 25, 2016)|
|It is completely well said that cleanliness is the true responsibility of we Indians who call India as our mom and are been all over the world as pollution making people.
Steps like Swachha Bharat mission is really a very good step towards making our mother India look clean and beautiful.
|Keshav said: (Oct 3, 2016)|
|It is a very bad news for boys to hear. You will be shocked to know that 55% of dirtiness is spread by boys, gents. People use to split on the streets, buildings etc. We generally use to ignore those things but these are the things which should not be ignored. If people will stop doing this, India will really become clean, not fully but at least 50%. So, I request all my friends, citizens to stop doing this and make India a clean country.
|Ritesh Singh said: (Oct 2, 2016)|
|I am in the favor of this topic that Cleanliness is a Fundamental Responsibility of an Indian Citizen.
Cleanliness is a basic requirement or basic need of our regular life. I feel so happy because our Prime-Minister takes the step on the cleanliness of India.
Somehow we are famous in the world for our dirtiness. The people who are from the other world they are laughing.
So it's a big big matter of our country that we all have to think about our country. Because it's our country and this country is like our home. So please everyone take a step on this issue and everyone try nodage other-one.
Just for the sometimes close your eyes and think that you are moving out off from your home and you can see that each and every place neat and clean then how will you feel.
I think everyone feels that everyone in the home of GOD.
|Nitesh said: (Sep 26, 2016)|
|I think it is not done by only one's effort every people of India do effort on it to make a clean India.|
|Njodzela Emma said: (Sep 26, 2016)|
|Cleaning up our environment is very important because it reduces global warming. It is good to encourage others to be clean and keep their surrounding clean.|
|Candice said: (Sep 25, 2016)|
|Hi, it's Candice.
Cleanliness is the act of keeping our health good.
According to everyone we should not collect and burn plastics and polythene papers.
|Piyush Mishra said: (Sep 22, 2016)|
|Yes, It is our responsibility to clean our surrounding.|
|Prajay Shet said: (Sep 21, 2016)|
|Cleanliness is the most important in our lifetime. In Bhagavad Gita and even in Quran they describe cleanliness.|
|Apratim said: (Sep 14, 2016)|
|No matter how much we blame the government, at the end of the day, it is us, the people of India who are going to suffer from the state of the country. Keeping the country clean is not just having spotless streets. There are a lot of other important factors. As a citizen of India, we must pledge to NOT litter the streets, keep our localities clean [not following this step has killed millions], use and maintain clean toilets [most Indians of slums and rural India don't follow this].
Educating the lower class is also needed. This whole process will take a lot of effort but to bring a change this is what must be done.
|Deepak Patil said: (Aug 31, 2016)|
|Cleanliness is any day a paramount responsibility of every citizen in the country. It is very important to keep our area hygienic as well as of others. Talking about government's stance on this activity- now a days Cleanliness has been identified as an on of the focus areas of government of India and it can be witnessed through the prevalent scheme launched by NDA government namely Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Since its launch it has been progressing very well. Government has asked to every individual to fig out his/her 100 hours in an year in order to contribute towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. So ultimately I would like to say It has been a remarkable breakthrough India has ever witnessed in terms of Cleanliness.|
|Shreya said: (Aug 29, 2016)|
|I think to clean our surroundings is not a bad thing. This is beneficial for us as we'll not suffer from any disease.|
|Dhruv said: (Aug 23, 2016)|
According to the leader of BJP L. K Advani we should clean our surroundings as well as public places.
We should not litter anywhere in the remote areas also and in the public area also.
|Pushap Raj said: (Aug 23, 2016)|
|My point is that a cleanliness is the most important and every citizen have a responsible for cleaning our India.|
|Aditya Diwate said: (Aug 12, 2016)|
|Cleanliness is the most important and moral duty of all citizen cleanliness is next to foodline.
This cleanliness was started by our P.M.Narendra Modi they said this cleanliness in the form of Swatch Bharat Abhiyan which is started on the path of mahatma Gandi.
This Swatch Bharat Abhiyan was started on 2nd October 2014 and are prime minister Narendra Modi said that this will end on 150 birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
I would likely to say please clean own street don't clean public places if every person cleans his surrounding it is very sufficient.
|Sakshi Tonger said: (Aug 12, 2016)|
|Cleanliness of India and our society is really so good and every citizen should do that as we clean our homes we should also keep our environment clean. I love my India.|
|Anonymous said: (Jul 26, 2016)|
|Hi! Participating in Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan doesn't mean just to take a broom and clean some dry waste and be happy that you cleaned India. No, it's not just that, there is more to it. Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan is a pledge we need to take.
Pledge for us : Recently our PM Mr. Narendra Modi launched "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" by himself sweeping streets in Delhi. I know most of us, including myself are not going to participate in sweeping of public places (Though I should and I will try to). But still, we can contribute and bring change and make India clean. So please let us join with me and commit.
I, as a responsible citizen of India commit that I will not throw any garbage/wastage on road & street. I will throw garbage only in dustbin or location provided for same.
|Hrushikesh Agasti said: (Jul 26, 2016)|
|From my point of view, Cleanliness should be included as fundamental duty in the constitution of India.|
|Simran said: (Jul 26, 2016)|
|I think we all should contribute towards a clean and green India.|
|Srishti said: (Jul 17, 2016)|
|Cleanliness is next to godliness. Most of us are unhelpful in keeping our surrounding clean. There are heaps of garbage everywhere. We all are bearing a brunt of this. It causes many diseases. We must create awareness among people to keep our surrounding clean. There must be efficient sewerages.|
|Fuddu said: (Jul 9, 2016)|
|Cleanliness is one of the biggest issues in our country. Government take actions on cleanliness but the public still spit and throw garbage. Resources are deplenishing and we should think about the world, global warming is increasing due to which ice is melting. Well, we should care about our surroundings.|
|Anonymous said: (Jul 4, 2016)|
In the post everyone has posted their views about how cleanliness is a necessity and how essential it is for us the people of India, I really like the views the people have.
I would also like to suggest that government to make an App or a portal where people can post the pictures of the people who dirty their surrounding by throwing garbage and rubbish in not designated places, the people who are caught should be fined and the people who post them and give details like picture of the person or the car number of the people who throw garbage out of their car while driving etc should be rewarded with a certain percentage of money the guilty person was fined of and the rest goes to the people who work to keep our streets clean.
I hope it sounds like a good idea.
|Prasad said: (Jun 23, 2016)|
Cleanliness is the most important in our life. There is a great proverb "cleanliness is next to godliness ", it means every human being will worshipers of god in the, either way, followers of cleanliness.
In Bhagavad Gita and even in Quran they describe cleanliness.
Our honourable prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi had started swatch Bharath mission this is the biggest dream of Mahatma Gandhi.
|Medhanshi said: (May 30, 2016)|
|We the citizens of INDIA have to pledge that we will never throw garbage on the road, rivers, parks, etc. We only throw garbage on the dustbins kept the side of the roads.
This is not a long essay but these words are my feelings for MY INDIA and the Indian CITIZENS.
If every citizen were doing this OUR INDIA BECOME CLEAN INDIA.
|Aruna Bisht said: (May 25, 2016)|
|To make clean and want to live in clean atmosphere first thing to do is initiate or take the step of self.|
|Sabhyata Chaurasia said: (May 14, 2016)|
My name is Sabhyata Chaurasia and I am from St. Mary's convent school, Sonatalab.
I want to share something about clean India green India which was launched by our P. M. Narendra Modi on 2 October 2014 and he said that it will be completed on the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October 2019. We should thanks to our P. M. That he had taken so good steps for cleaning India. We should also understand our responsibility to maintain our environment clean and hygienic. At last, I want to say that if our P. M. And big people can clean our environment then why not you and me.
JAI HIND JAI BHARAT.
|Kashi said: (May 10, 2016)|
|Modern life "from the pocket to the office" is an assault course of germs and viruses thanks to greasy touch screens and dirty keyboards. Do we know that a working adult touches as many as 30 objects which may be contaminated by germs or viruses causing infectious disease? Germs know no season, and while there's nothing worse than a nasty case of the influenza over vacation, a summer cold or stomach bug comes in a close second and third.
The proverb "cleanliness is next to Godliness" outlines the importance of the habit of cleanliness in our life. Cleanliness is a fundamentals virtue and next to godliness. The proverb highlights two things:
1. The most important activity of human life is worshiping God.
2. The next important thing is cleanliness, i.e., the state of being clean.
Cleanliness is also regarded as a sign of spiritual growth and purity. It is a good habit to keep our surroundings and ourselves clean and tidy. Some nations like India attach the utmost importance to cleanliness. India has started Clean India ("Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" One step towards cleanliness) mission for the same.
The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' is a massive mass movement that seeks to create a Clean India. The time has come to devote ourselves towards 'Swachchhata' (cleanliness) of our motherland. It is launched as a responsibility of the each and every Indian citizen to make this country a Swachh country. This campaign has initiated people globally towards the cleanliness. The aim of the mission is to cover all the rural and urban areas of the country to present this country as an ideal country before the world. The mission has targeted aims like eliminating the open defecation, converting insanitary toilets into pour flush toilets, eradicating manual scavenging, complete disposal and reuse of solid and liquid wastes, bringing behavioural changes to people and motivate health practices, spreading cleanliness awareness among people, strengthening the cleanliness systems in the urban and rural areas as well as creating user friendly environment for all private sectors interested for investing in India for cleanliness maintenance.
Responsible employers know that office cleanliness has a direct link to workplace illnesses and go to the extra mile to ensure that their employees work spaces are clean and healthy. They know that one sick employee can infect an entire office, dramatically affecting the productivity and efficiency of their business. Providing a clean office environment is a key component of running an effective organization. Cleanliness is important for a company's brand persona and client perception, but it also has a major role to play for employee health and well-being and can directly influence productivity through the prevention of absences from work.
Germs thrive anywhere people congregate, so the office environment is a veritable breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria and viruses. Studies have found as many as 25,000 germs per square inch on an office telephone and a desk, computer keyboard and mouse aren't far behind. One of the facts finding is one person carrying a virus will infect 50% of all equipment & employees in their vicinity in just four hours. We carry germs with us, whatever we do, we are spreading them. Since our hands are responsible for the spread of 80% of common infectious diseases, effective hand hygiene continues to be universally recognized as the smartest, most cost effective means of infection control in the workplace. Office bathrooms, not surprisingly, are also high on the list of germy places. One way to guard our employees' health and minimize their chances of getting sick is to provide workstation bottles of hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes for keyboards and phones, and antibacterial soap.
Encourage our workers to use them often. One of the best ways to get rid of bacteria on office desks is to wipe the surface clean each day with a disinfecting spray.
The conclusion one can draw here is that efficiency of a person or a society is directly proportional to his or its extent of cleanliness. Cleanliness ensures a healthy mind and body, thus leading to a Swachh society. It improves the quality of our life. A clean person appreciates his life completely and preserves sparkling humanity for coming generations.
|Uzef said: (May 8, 2016)|
|Completely agree that its the fundamental responsibility of citizen to maintain cleanliness but its not about only Indian citizen, yeah off course Indian citizens need to be more cautious about this but it should be responsibility of every human kind because most of the diseases spread due to unhygienic atmosphere we live in and and to be safe from this disease we should take some initiatives and must take responsibility.
Like nowadays swine flu has destroyed lives of many families, peoples died due to this so, its the responsibility of every human kind. Thank you. Many slogans are given by the people but do they do it. Many thoughts are given, but do they do it. Our father of nation, Mahatma Gandhiji's and our PM Narendra modi was and is to have a clean India, so let them promise neat India, clean India. We cannot say that govt is not cooperative to the people as they provide us many dustbins, and also organised some organisations, it depends upon our use of it.
According to me I think "Cleanliness is Next to Godliness" Actually what does this proverb mean? We know how much importance is given to godliness in our day to day life, so just after godliness, cleanliness should be given the priority.
|Varun Pandey said: (Apr 19, 2016)|
Just a few CAN and SHOULD do's for fellow compatriots:
1. Just keep the wrappers/bottles during travelling/driving/walking in your pockets or bags instead of throwing it wildly in public places and later use dustbins.
2. Use only public washrooms to take a piss or wait till you reach a suitable place. (even when you're shit drunk).
3. Never spit in public places. (because it's super gross).
Do these three steps, that's pretty much all we need to do to help maintain cleanliness from our sides!
Long Live India!
|Neeraj said: (Mar 20, 2016)|
|Hi, I am Neeraj.
First of all, I would like to thank you all for this created thing!
Actually, if we really wish to clean our nation so first of all we have to make a setup of our mind for it because it is obvious that whenever we want to do something so first we make our guideline and according to that guideline we take further steps one by one so likewise if we complete this taken task so we should leave our procrastination first thing we can do something.
There are many ways through which bad things come, we should make all those clean so that all those bad things never come in front of us. I mean we should add this activity, in our work routine so that we can not apply delayed on it because whenever we do it then we face this kind of bad things.
|Parag Soni said: (Mar 18, 2016)|
|Completely agree that its the fundamental responsibility of citizen to maintain cleanliness but its not about only Indian citizen, yeah off course Indian citizens need to be more cautious about this but it should be responsibility of every human kind because most of the diseases spread due to unhygienic atmosphere we live in and and to be safe from this disease we should take some initiatives and must take responsibility. Like nowadays swine flu has destroyed lives of many families, peoples died due to this so, its the responsibility of every human kind. Thank you.|
|Mayuri Panda said: (Feb 13, 2016)|
Many friends in this GD suggested that to clean India, first step is to clean our home as if we clean our home then our society will automatically clean, but how. Suppose we clean our home collect all debris and through all these debris to outside with out thinking its proper disposal.
Secondly cleanness does not mean just to clean all solid wastes or wastes products, it means to clean our society from Pollution such as air pollution, water pollution, earth (soil) pollution, to save our earth from global warming or ice melting.
So we should give focus on plantation and one of the most important "How to reuse waste product".
|Akash Jain said: (Feb 2, 2016)|
|If we keep India clean not only our family many people and their family can be saved. Many diseases can be stopped as many types of pollution like air pollution, water pollution, land pollution, noise pollution. These pollution is causing diseases like asthma, lung cancer etc.
Many slogans are given by the people but do they do it. Many thoughts are given, but do they do it. Our father of nation, Mahatma Gandhiji's and our PM Narendra modi was and is to have a clean India, so let them promise neat India, clean India.
|Shweta said: (Jan 10, 2016)|
|It is rightly said that charity begins at home so one should first clean their house and by doing that he can contribute a lot towards cleaning the entire nation.|
|Liayqat Ali said: (Dec 25, 2015)|
|I think if we want to make our country clean firstly we have to clean our home when we clean our home the whole society will be clean automatically when society is clean it means village is clean when village is clean then city is clean when cities are clean then our country is clean.|
|Tahzeeb Khan said: (Oct 26, 2015)|
|Hi I am Tahzeeb Khan.
We all are people, and we always live like a people not a animals. So please remain clean our country and society. Because Clean India was the dream of MAHATMA GANDHI but the quantity of garbage tells us how much we could complete the dream of our nation father.
|Chandni said: (Oct 23, 2015)|
I am Chandni from Uttrakhand. Actually I want to ask a question from you people that if you can't keep your home clean than how can you keep your environment and surrounding clean? I am strongly against of this as people normally say that they respect nature but at last what they do, they themselves illegally throw garbage in front of neighbor's house.
We cannot say that govt is not cooperative to the people as they provide us many dustbins, and also organised some organisations, it depends upon our use of it.
|Rajat Nigam said: (Oct 22, 2015)|
|Clean India was the dream of Mahatma Gandhi but the quantity of garbage tells us how much we could complete the dream of our nation father. In the modern era where most of the persons are educated, they know the importance of cleanliness and they also know it is a responsibility of everyone but in reality they have no time to think all of these things.
Persons are so busy in their life that they don't take any necessary steps to overcome this. Its our habit to blame others but in actually changes happen when real work is done not just by dreaming or thinking so not just by advertising this problem can be solved. Its our problem so we have to take steps for removing it.
|Angel said: (Oct 9, 2015)|
|According to my opinion I think 'Cleanliness next to Godliness'. Being clean and tidy is important. Our planet is known as green planet. So, we should clean and protect our environment.|
|Kshitij Kulkarni said: (Sep 27, 2015)|
|Hi my name is Kshitij Kulkarni,
According to me I think "Cleanliness is Next to Godliness" Actually what does this proverb mean? We know how much importance is given to godliness in our day to day life, so just after godliness, cleanliness should be given the priority. Cleanliness can be personal hygiene, environmental etc. Personal hygiene can be achieved by the effort of an individual alone, but community or environmental hygiene can only be achieved by collective effort.
Government should take strict measures to achieve this. We should make people aware of the importance of cleanliness and thus help in the progress of our nation THE significance of cleanliness and hygiene cannot be overlooked by any society. Every faith and civilization stresses the importance of cleanliness.
Historically, cleanliness has been considered one of the important factors by which to judge a civilization's or society's development.
|Purav said: (Sep 15, 2015)|
|Hi I'm Purav,
I think that we first we should not throw your garbage in surrounding. If we will take action then only others will take action.
|Khushbu said: (Sep 7, 2015)|
I agree with the suggestions given by my friends above. I would like to say that it starts from our home to keep it clean.
|Ansaz said: (Sep 2, 2015)|
|Its all about your attitude, we are not throw waste in our home but we throw to street while traveling and also when we saw waste or dirty things in house we clean but when it is in street or road we will not clean or even not to look there.
We think it is not part of our duty and its the duty of authority to clean. Its the problem our attitude, we should change this and at least try to clean street, road etc what ever you can whether it is a small part. Its good and good for the country like entire people will do like this. It results the cities will clean and results the whole country clean. It's results the growth of our country.
|Vivek Bonde said: (Aug 30, 2015)|
|My topic is cleaness of our surrounding.
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 sensitive 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.
|Jason said: (Aug 23, 2015)|
|We should stop the use of plastic because when we throw plastic out it doesn't rot but mixes with the soil so the soil loses all its fertilization and so plants cannot grow in that soil.|
|Aditi said: (Aug 22, 2015)|
|Hi everyone, this is Aditi!
Thank you for your wonderful thoughts! it helped me for my school project. I would also like to include my thoughts about the topic. It is our responsibility to maintain hygiene in our country but the government should also take initiative. They should provide proper drainage system, build roads and encourage people to plant tree.
|Khushbu Tank said: (Aug 19, 2015)|
|Hello friends this is Khushbu, I would add my views on the topic cleanliness. Cleanliness is a very important in today's life. I think it should first start from our home then school or colleges then streets and etc.
There should be new laws punishing or imposing fines on the people seen throwing garbage or doing related things. Youngsters should take initiatives. Rivers are the major resources used by people, so they should be also cleaned regularly also not should be polluted.
|Archik Satish Naikare said: (Aug 12, 2015)|
|Today and from many years we have been talking about cleanliness, but are we doing it?
It is just in papers not in action. Will these really help us. You will be thinking that why I am so negative but the thing is that I had to be after seeing the things. It is worthless of making or creating such movements because our Indian attitude will never change even after the Swach Bharat movement taken on SECOND of October people who collect the garbage found a lot of garbage where this movement took place. Now it is impossible but lets wait for the future.
|Ehsaas said: (Jul 15, 2015)|
Its me Ehsaas.
In earth we live, the relationship of the human being with nature is based on accountability and friendship, not enmity or devastation. God has created the earth for the comfort of human beings, so an enabling environment for their advancement and excellence can be created.
If we don't clean our environment then it will affect us only. We can't just blame the government or the municipality for everything. If we observe and think it over, none of us gives due consideration to our surroundings. We arbitrarily build houses, wherever we like or we just throw around things we consume.
And though we realise that our kids are too young to take the garbage out, we assign them to do so. They are too short to put the garbage inside the container, so they just throw them around the containers. This is why garbage is everywhere.
|Swarali said: (Jul 11, 2015)|
|Hey guys this is me Swarali!
"Cleanliness is next to godliness". This is a common saying which we have kept hearing from when we were small, but I hardly see anyone following it! as responsible citizens we must strive to keep our surroundings clean. It is our duty and responsibility to not litter our beautiful India! Cleanliness also teaches us to be disciplined and organised.
So hope you youngsters think about it a little and spread the message to keep India clean! The best place to start is in your own homes. You can become an example for many other people!
|Divyanshi Dixit said: (Jul 1, 2015)|
|Everyone dreams of a dwellings well maintained, resourceful, comfortable and on the top it should be 'clean'. Isn't it? Likewise India is considered to be the motherland of every Indian. When India is the abode of every citizen then whose responsibility is to make it clean. It is the fundamental responsibility of every Indian to maintain its prestige, its beauty.
The beauty of India can be maintained through cleanliness not only physical but should also be mental. Clean India mission should not be the tenet of a single person, rather it should be followed by all of us. It is not very difficult task. It can be done simply by not throwing waste here and there.
|Garima Yadav said: (Jun 27, 2015)|
|Cleanliness is the most important part of the life. It does not mean physical cleanliness only it also refers to mental well being of an individual as well. Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi saw the dream of a clean India.
We should realise his dream and should also contribute to the Swachh Bharat campaign led by our PM Mr. Narendra modi.
|Yash Chauhan said: (Jun 7, 2015)|
|It is big challenge for all the citizens of India. It is only possible if each and every person living in India would understand this campaign their own responsibility and try to meet hands together to MIF we have a right to eat chips ice cream etc anywhere on the road, its our duty to dispose the wrappers and household waste properly thereafter and even educate each and every person in our surrounding to abide by it clean areas are always a delight to live at take a look at any foreign country be it USA, UK or Dubai.|
|Rita said: (Jun 5, 2015)|
|Cleanliness is must in today's world as we all live in such in a good society and obviously if our home or work place is not clean one can't get into it. Similarly is our country to tourists as well as countrymen. So if we ourselves don't put any efforts how can we expect that others will?|
|Saranya S Menon said: (Jun 2, 2015)|
|Cleanliness is the courage of art. Cleanliness is not next to godliness. It isn't even in the same neighborhood. No one has ever gotten a religious experience out of removing burned-on cheese from the grill of the toaster oven.|
|Shivangi said: (May 28, 2015)|
|Hello friends, this is Shivangi.
Well yes cleanliness is the fundamental responsibility of every Indian citizen.
Many people are just concerned about their rights and forget about their duties. Recent swatch Bharat mission was an attempt to make us all recall the value of cleanliness. Not only will cleanliness will help in keeping us healthy but it will help in beautifying our cities an country thus attracting even more tourist, eventually earning greater foreign exchange for our nation.
If we have a right to eat chips ice cream etc anywhere on the road, its our duty to dispose the wrappers and household waste properly thereafter and even educate each and every person in our surrounding to abide by it clean areas are always a delight to live at take a look at any foreign country be it USA, UK or Dubai. The laid back attitude of few Indians should now be changed! This is our responsibility.
|Bhanu Pratap Singh said: (May 15, 2015)|
|We can keep our city clean by not throwing garbage is here and there, by not using the vehicles producing pollution, by the less use of polythene. My opinion is please keep our city Varanasi clean and please keep our river Ganga clean.|
|Priyanshu Parambramha Das said: (Apr 21, 2015)|
|Cleanliness can impact our national development if we keep our surroundings clean that will help us to keep up the Swachh Bahrat mission.|
|Hritish Kumar Rath said: (Apr 17, 2015)|
|Hello guys, I just want to share an experience.
Once after eating a chips packet my friend threw the wrapper on the road infront of me. I got shocked because his mentality had not changed by the "SWACHH BHARAT MOVEMENT" which was started just some days earlier by our respected PM and was spreading like fire on fuel. I scolded him and was accompanied by an old uncle nearby.
My friend could not tell anything to me at the moment but his expressions told clearly that he was on fire because of the insult many days past and a group of my friends including me gathered at a place and were enjoying the time. The same incident took place once again. One of my other friend threw a wrapper and it gave a chance to the friend whom I had scolded.
He took the opportunity and busted on the boy who had thrown the wrapper and the fire which burning inside him since that day at last cooled. In this way the fire of Swachh Bharat started, spreading among us. From this incident I understood that now a days the youth is not so much careful about the future of the country. I just pray god that such incidents keep taking place until INDIA becomes totally garbage free.
|Sravani said: (Mar 22, 2015)|
|This is Sravani.
Swach barath is really a very good initialization. We all know that cleanliness is important. By this we can increase the healthy conditions and even development of India can be achieved by following this. All these are in our mind but not in our actions. Thanks for Modi sir for giving a initialization.
At-least from now let us be the part of cleaning our surroundings.
|Abhi said: (Mar 7, 2015)|
Indian people always depend on other, we always blame politicians that they don't do there work properly. What we do when our home is not clean we don't wait for others to clean it, like that our country is our home and we should not wait for other to clean it but do our duty and clean by our self.
|Shaina Arya said: (Mar 3, 2015)|
|Hi its me Shaina.
I think that Swachh Bharat is indeed possible. The first step is Swach Manasikta or clean mindsets. Every and Each Indian should have the concept of my 10 meters. It means if the Indian will keep their 10 meters surrounding clean a magic can happen. Its my humble request who is reading this please convey it to all.
|J.Sophia said: (Mar 2, 2015)|
|If not we who else will clean our country, already all sorts of deadly diseases had started there appointment in our country. We often use i'am an Indian, India is our pride, I've a nice little doubt, what is the use of telling its our when we don't have any care or concern about it. All these days we used our time dirtying our loving country, now lets use our precious time cleaning it so as to prove that we love it.
Its time to put our broom/hands together to make it clean. But even though we have such thoughts of making our clean it sounds silly but nobody thought of where that should be disposed, can anyone guess what I am trying to say I'm talking about the dustbin it may sound ridiculous but that is the true still we don't have proper disposal system and its shocking 2 say we don't have dustbin at all.
We should have proper guidance (Government) to guide us. We need also the help the government 2 in keeping it clean. Government should provide us facility (dustbin). Jai hind.
|J.Sophia said: (Mar 1, 2015)|
|If not we who else will come to clean our country, already all sorts of deadly diseases has started there appointment in our country. I have nice little doubt what is the use of telling the word ours when we don't have any concern or care about it.
India is our pride try to keep it clean as much as possible it is ours have that mindset and work to it so long we have used our time in dirtying it, now its time to clean it. Now lets put our hand/brooms together to make ours clean.
|K.K.Sen said: (Feb 26, 2015)|
|Hello guys, and whoever will be reading this. You guys all are just take a long step towards cleanliness a long step. Cleaning the country, a house contains 4 members or more or less. If this members keep their house clean that is going have a great success. That was the first step. Second step as we cleaning our house take all the rubbish and dump it in a place from where the municipality truck can take them for cleaning and not to litter them in your surrounding.
By this you got 2 things cleaned, whenever we go out we eat a lot things having plastic wrapped. Take this wrappers and dump them in near by dustbin. If anybody throws a wrapper in front of you but not in the dustbin pick it up and throw it in dustbin in front of him. So that that man will be ashamed of his behavior and from next time he won't do that we get so busy in life that we forget to clean ourselves only.
But guys one thing you should note staying in too much clean dress and in clean places can cause a diseases name crones. It has no medicine till now. I am not saying that we should stay clean but cleanliness also have its side effect. So just clean which will not harm the environment, the animals, the trees and lastly the humans.
|Gopika said: (Feb 26, 2015)|
|Hi it's me Gopika,
As Gandhi said that 'I will not let anyone to walk through my mind with dirty feet".
He meant that he wanted to see India as a Swachh Bharat so friends we always try to style our self and present our self in a good manner then why don't we take small steps to keep our India clean. Think of it friends you can make a change in this world.
DREAM FOR A CLEAN INDIA.
|Akankshya Panda said: (Feb 25, 2015)|
|It is rightly said that charity begins at home but how many of us follow it in true sense?Only saying will not do, words have to be converted to actions then only we can see a beautiful GREEN INDIA, CLEAN INDIA. We are so selfish. Yes, we are. We clean our homes but none of us pay any heed to clean our schools, our roads, our locality. Do we? If a small bit of paper is thrown on ground we do not take pains to throw it in its proper place but we comment on the person who had thrown.
I am not saying that we should leave all our important works and start cleaning the roads but we can keep a dustbin, a notice board and some rewards for the people who will actually follow the rules. No doubt that in this work all people will create an interest and place some efforts for the sake of getting a gift.
Let's start it from today and then see a change after a month.
Try it because there is no tax to this task.
|Davina said: (Feb 23, 2015)|
|Cleanliness is to Godliness: Cleanliness is very important to keep yourself very well organized, methodical and energetic. If the place you live is cleaned and organized you feel a kind of peace in your mind! The place you pray has to be clean or your mind will not concentrate. It is important to concentrate in ones life because then you can develop discipline. For eg: Yoga! you meditate. You need to have clear mind to meditate. And the environment you practice cleanliness will help you pray, meditate, live peacefully.
In the rapid rat race for development we have forgotten that it is our duty to give back to the nature twice as much as we take. A single tree suffices so many of our needs but how many of us realize that one fine day when this resource of trees finish their self less service to us, we will be left empty handed staring into a blank future.
Especially in a city like Mumbai where development is the middle name of infrastructure, it is very important for people to realize the alarming rate at which the green cover is disappearing.
Keep plants around the house. Plants are amazing at cleaning their environment. Having them in your house can reduce indoor air pollutants by more than half. Never flush your old medications. In almost everyone's medicine cabinet there is expired medications. But whatever you do, do not flush them! That puts them into the water, which can be dangerous. Instead inquire at your pharmacy about whether they will take them and dispose of them properly.
Cleanliness is not only the responsibility of the "Safaai kaamgar", it is the responsibility of 125 core Indians.
|Yash said: (Feb 22, 2015)|
|Friends we all know that cleanliness is next to godliness. Man can work well, if surrounding is clean, clean village is happy and healthy village. Clean home is happy home. Do we not all know this? But how many of us really follow it?|
|Aditya Goyal said: (Feb 20, 2015)|
|As per being Indian it's our duty to keep our country clean. We shouldn't think that it is the only responsibility of the government to make our country clean. They will just make rules but the followers are us. If we don't follow the rules the rules made are totally wasted. So please keep the country clean.
|Divya said: (Feb 19, 2015)|
|Hello I am Divya. Cleanliness is one of the environmental issue. It is very difficult for all of us to be clean all the time. As said by our elders "cleanliness is next to godliness" is very apt says. But never suits today's life. Cleanliness should be initiated at home, school, college, society, community, office, organization and country level to bring a clean India revolution all over the India.
We need to clean ourselves, home, surrounding areas, society, community, city, garden, and environment on daily basis. We all should understand the motto, importance and necessity of cleanliness and must try to apply it in our daily lives.
|Muskan said: (Feb 18, 2015)|
|Hi my name is Muskan.
Obviously it is very much true that cleanliness is the fundamental responsibility of an Indian citizen. All of them must kept in mind that before complaining about Indian citizens that they do not care about the cleanliness, it is you and me who have to take the initiative. Complaining is easy but implementing it its a responsibility.
It is rightly said that little drops of water, little grains of sand make a mighty ocean and a pleasant sand may be our small behaviour might change the thinking of our Indian family.
The one who has the clear knowledge about the environment also do the same. The government imposed a law of keeping Environmental studies as a subject but still they are continuing with their irregular activities.
Its our responsibility to make it happen! An individual can't make it happen. Our country has population of over 110 million. Each should participate. Its not a cricket game where an Individual can save the team but it's also a cricket when even one collapses everything is lost.
|Shabbar said: (Feb 17, 2015)|
|It's a good habit. And all should clean their area, houses, and own soul to fit good habit in them.|
|Nandini said: (Feb 14, 2015)|
|"Cleanliness is next to godliness" is a very apt statement. India needs toilets more than temples. Cleanliness is not just disposing of human waste but it is a comprehensive word which includes seven components including safe disposal of liquid waste, safe disposal of solid waste, environment cleanliness, personal hygiene, food and water hygiene so on and so forth. If every Indian takes it as a responsibility to keep his/her surroundings clean the dream of seeing our country open defection free will be soon realized.|
|Nancy said: (Feb 14, 2015)|
|Hello I am Nancy.
I think that in future when our city or our country is not clean then the foreign country people they coming to see our country on different places and when that particular place is not clean than they go to their country and talk about us and make fun. It our habit to throw dirt on roads so we forgive it that our nearby there is a dirt so I am requesting you to keep our city, schools, home clean.
|Jane said: (Feb 9, 2015)|
|Hi It's Jane,
Well clean India movement will bring a great change if its taken seriously as it is said "The worthy aims are actually met with equally worthy practice" so every individual should participate and make a difference even a bit to this beautiful India, nothing is impossible and with proper attitude, effort, awareness and a civic sense of the people of India.
I am 100 percent guarantee that India will be brought to spotlight of being the "Cleanest city in the world" no doubt but India must play it's part for it requires a sustained effort and not just by few individuals. There has to be an effective monitoring mechanism.
|Martha Pfeifer said: (Feb 6, 2015)|
|Hello people of India.
Some very insightful ideas have already been written and it sounds like you have a big task ahead of you. I admire the pride you want to have in your communities.
Try not to blame older citizens who may not conform right away. They have lived in these conditions their whole life, and the older people get, the harder it is to change, but they will conform.
It may take them a little longer to adjust to these changes. Gently encourage and praise their efforts.
Lead by example. This is very important because others will learn from you simply by observation. Especially those who are not able to read or write.
It is my opinion that it would be unfair to make unemployed citizens clean up liter, unless they were paid and doing it voluntarily. This would be very degrading. Prisoners could be made to do this as away of paying back their debt to society. If you wanted to implement such a program it would need to include all physically capable citizens including the wealthy. If I was running this program I would not allow wealthy people to buy their way out of their civic duties. I feel it would be good for moral and it would motivate your cause. If it was decided they are able to buy themselves out citizens most vote and majority would need to agree. The fee could not be nominal It would need to be at least 30% or more of their annual income and go up with the increase of wealth they hold.
I am from America. Most people will not liter. This was not the case 30 years ago. A recycling program started only 20 years ago, and it was slow to start. People wasted water, but we try to conserve it now.
|Shane said: (Jan 25, 2015)|
|According to me, before we certify that swatch Bharat campaign will succeed or not. We have to many factors on which success of any campaign depends. Many factor affecting any successful campaign is human attitude towards that campaign.
In INDIA people are sadist for any government leading campaign in which support of people needed. If all 125 crore people decided that it is our responsibility to clean our near, then no doubt India will be cleaned in just 24 hours.
No one government Can clean such a big country itself which population is more than 125 crores. So, in the last I want to say INDIA can clean/make swatch by the participation of all not by just one or few hundreds.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VALUABLE TIME.
|Manju said: (Jan 25, 2015)|
|Hi I am Manju,
I want to share my views about this topic good everyone should be clean from their hearts and mind. First clean your mind by saying that I should hurt others by words nest by action you should not hurt others this way if we motivate others we won't cut trees which will save us from pollution.
First clean yourself, your home, your street, your neighborhood, and each one should tell next three members how should we keep our motherland clean. Next three it will go on like that. One day I am sure we see our Mother India clean. Today take a pledge we will clean ourselves and tell others how to be clean.
|Nishant Saxena said: (Jan 24, 2015)|
I'm Nishant saxena. I want deliver some speech or opinion on this topic cleanliness is the fundamental responsibility of are life because without cleanliness we can't do anything clearly we can't be concentrating on our work. So we should always be neat and clean.
|Poorvi said: (Jan 23, 2015)|
|I think cleanliness is a good theme and I believe it if all 1.2 billion people think about it I think India could be the cleanest country.|
|Shruti said: (Jan 19, 2015)|
|Hello in India everyone has one or more mobile phones but everyone does not live in clean surroundings and many of them has inadequate sanitation facilities. To make India a fully developer country every Indian should realize the importance of cleanliness as our prime minister Narendra Modi had realized. It can be done with the help of media.
Government should also control the use of non-biodegradable products as these have tremendous effect on people's health and environment. We should realize the importance of cleanliness as it will also increase the dignity of India.!
|Durgesh Sanodiya said: (Jan 17, 2015)|
|Once the students are convinced about the issues, they actively and aggressively campaign to further spread awareness in their respective schools, neighbouring communities and even the schools nearby. Whether the medium is creative street plays, public hearings, rallies, door to door signature campaigns, exhibitions or competitions, CLEAN students have been highly successful in spreading the message to more and more number of people. It is aptly said that "the child is the father of man" and thus a powerful agent of education. They have made their voices heard, anxieties understood and concerns translated into action for a cleaner environment. They have proved that as future citizens they can shoulder the responsibility of bringing about a positive change.|
Cleanliness is a Fundamental Responsibility of an Indian Citizen
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