Cleanliness is next to Godliness. We’ve heard this phrase many times. But do we follow this? A lot of people don’t, even though we should. However, some of us don’t even respect the people who clean the trash. There are a lot of cons for not maintaining cleanliness. Cleanliness should be followed by everyone. Let’s find out more about it.
Introduction to Cleanliness
Cleanliness means that there is no dirt, no dust, no stains, no bad smells. The goals of cleanliness are health, beauty, absence of offensive odour and to avoid the spreading of dirt and contaminants to oneself and others.
With the help of cleanliness, we can keep our physical and mental health clean, which will make us feel good. Cleanliness gives rise to a good character by keeping body, mind, and soul clean and peaceful. Maintaining cleanliness is the essential part of healthy living because it is the cleanliness only which helps to improve our personality by keeping clean externally and internally.
It is everybody’s responsibility and one should keep themselves and their surroundings clean and hygienic. It also brings good and positive thoughts in the mind which slows down the occurrence of diseases.
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Importance of Cleanliness
Sanitation and neatness play an important role in our day to day routine. It is important as it prevents dangerous diseases like Dengue, typhoid, hepatitis, and other diseases caused by mosquito bite, etc.
Diseases like Jaundice, Cholera, Ascariasis, Leptospirosis, Ringworm, Scabies, Schistosomiasis, Trachoma, etc can be spread due to eating contaminated food, drinking contaminated water or living in an unhygienic condition. Trash also spread bad odour which is difficult to tolerate. There will also be an accumulation of trash and dirt if clean measures aren’t taken.
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Some Clean Habits That Should Be Followed
Some of the clean habits that you should follow are listed below :
- One should always wash their hands before eating.
- You should brush your teeth at least twice.
- No one should litter.
- Taking a bath every day is mandatory.
- Washing hands after playing is also very essential.
- Covering your nose while sneezing or covering your mouth while yawning is also necessary.
- If someone has pests and rodents in their house, they must get rid of them as soon as possible.
- One must always cover their food.
Questions For You
Q1. What would happen, if nobody select cleaning jobs?
- Accumulation of dirt and trash in the streets.
- Spreading of diseases
- Spreading of foul odour
- All of the above
Sol. The correct option is option ”d”. If nobody takes up cleaning jobs, the streets won’t be clean and this would lead to accumulation of dirt and trash in the streets. It would also spread diseases and foul odour.
Q2. What difficulties cleaning attendants have to face during their jobs?
- They don’t get respect
- They have to bear the bad odour
- Attendants don’t get holidays
- Option a and Option b
Sol. The correct option is option ”d”. Usually, cleaners don’t get respect from the society as the society doesn’t consider their job to be a respected one. They also have to tolerate the foul smell that comes from the trash.