Introduction: Cleanliness is one of the good qualities. It is a part of our civilization. A man of dirty habits is far from civilization. So, with the progress of civilization man cleans himself more and more. He cleans his body. He cleans his mind and heart. He cleans all his action and manners. he cleans his soul. This will lead him to the highest form of civilization. But on the cleanliness of body, depend all other cleanings. Hence, cleanliness is considered so important. Cleanliness Cleanliness is an important trait and character for many reasons the first one I can think of in it prevents illnesses.
Another, I can think of is it involves hygiene, it also is how people perceive you to be if your room or living area is dirty one would assume you are. I believe cleanliness is the cornerstone of discipline and a trademark of success. Reason being if someone shows up to work dirty and filthy you would not like them then to go far because if a person cannot keep themselves then why would you trust then to be around people and work with them. Without cleanliness I do not feel anyone could go far because it is as important as anything you are taught in school.
It is one of those things people judge you on immediately and first impressions are everything. If a personal space can’t be maintained I do not feel you can maintain a healthy relationship without cleanliness. If someone wants to come over it would be an embarrassment to show them a filthy unkempt house, or wherever a person is to stay. There is a saying that cleanliness is next to Godliness. This old saying is said by some to have come from the bible. However, its first appearance in English even though in a different form seems to be by a person named “Francis Bacon”.
In a book he wrote called “Advance of learning” ‘Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God. ’ A minimal level of cleanliness is necessary for everyone’s health. Certainly we do not want to let food pile up on the counters, allow insects crawl in and make one to become sick. Having such a dusty home that breathing is unhealthy, or have the carpets littered with debris that causes insect to thrive. That much seems obvious. Maintaining proper hygiene is considered to be the first step towards living a healthy life. If one follows proper hygienic habits, the chances of he becoming ill are very less.
Having a command over hygiene is a difficult task and depends a lot on personal cleanliness. Usefulness: If we clean our bodies and limbs we will be free form many kinds of disease. Clean food cooked in the clean pot and served in the clean dishes, will give us health and happiness. If we clean our bodies regularly, our complexion will be brighter. We will look fit and smart. If we wear clean dress our mind will be happy. Cleanliness gives us a cheerful mind. We are more interested to write on a clean khata than on a dirty one. Hence, we write more and better. We like to read clean books. Hence, we read more and understand better.
So, cleanliness brings us progress and improvement in all fields of activities and in all spheres of life. By cleanliness of body and limbs, cleanliness of all our articles of use, cleanliness of our dwellings and soul, we gradually move towards divinity. Hence, there is saying. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. How to keep clean: In order to keep ourselves neat and clean, we should properly take daily care of ourselves, of our articles of use, of our dwellings and surroundings and of our neighborhood. We should clean our teeth and tongues two times a day in the morning and before going to bed.
Beside, we should clean our mouth properly before and after each meal and each tiffin. We should was our bodies two times a day with soap and water. We should clean our cloth and shirts with washing soap everyday at the time of bath. We should sweep our house off all dirts. We should remove the filth and rubbish into a pit, dug out at a distance for this purpose. We should clean our beddings and lay them exposed to sun and air. We should look to the proper drainage and sanitation work of our house and the surrounding. We should wash our house and furniture with soda and water once a week.
We should advice our neighbors to be neat and clean. Because we cannot be perfectly clean, if our neighbors are dirty. We should wash our latrines and urinals everyday with dettol and phenyl. We should get our hair cut and our nails pared at proper intervals. These are some important to keep ourselves neat and clean. Conclusion: it is really a matter of sorrow that most of our students are dirty. It is very sorrowful when we think that they keep dirty. Though they read science and hygiene. To make our countrymen neat and clean we should put ideals in the public institutions. So, our students should learn to keep themselves clean regularly