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Cleanliness Of Surroundings
He was a senior citizen;aged about seventy years.
He was just crossing the road. In a hurry,he did not see what was lying on the road. He kept his foot on a banana skin lying on the road and slipped. It took almost a month for him to recover from the injury.
The other day a young lady was just walkinng on the road. She was just passing by the side of a bus standing in the bay. Phew! a spat came on her saree,making her saree completely dirty. A man sitting in the bus had inadvertently spat on her.
Unfortunately we Indians have got the habit of spitting wherever we like; throwing waste materials in public places whenever we like. No license required.
Why is this happening? Is it due to lack of civic sense or utter disregard to others' feelings?
Yes indeed!; to a limted extent.
We know that 'cleanliness is next to godliness!'.
Even the so called elite educated class is pracising this type of midemeanour.
Sometime back I had the opportunity to go to Algeria. I t is a developing African country near Medittaranean , rich in natuaral resources. The roads are wide, streets are neat and clean, free of waste materials.The general public do not throw the waste in public places; they only deposit it in dust bins kept specifically for that purpose.
We Indians have to inculcate a sense of cleanliness in our mindset. This has to be started in a very early stage, from the schooldays itself. Print and visual media should be extensively used to educate people the need for keeping our surroundings neat and and clean. The chances for epideimic diseases to spread can be mitigated to a large extent by keeping the environment neat and tidy.