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We are miserably poor in maintaining  hygiene

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Anyone who has travelled to different countries of the world would identify hygiene as the biggest difference between India and the western world. While we marvel at the level of cleanliness in foreign countries, we hardly do enough to make our own country reach that level of cleanliness. We, are, in fact, guilty of maintaining and accepting poor hygiene and cleanliness around us and then, complaining that India is not clean.

Indians have poor hygiene

It is a sad reflection on our country, that we do not maintain high levels of hygiene and cleanliness. In a country, where we are still trying to make it open-defecation free, the levels of hygiene can be well imagined. Poor sanitation in India leads affects the health, leading to malnutrition and productivity. We don’t think twice before throwing our litter out on the streets, the betel strains on the walls is a common sight, so is watching people relieving themselves on the streets. India fails miserably when it comes to hygiene. 

Importance of hygiene

We need to keep things around us clean and keep up the hygiene levels up because a lot of diseases spread because of poor hygiene levels. It affects the immunity system as well. By keeping your body and surroundings clean, you are protecting yourself and people around you from illness and infection from bacteria and virus. Maintaining good hygiene cuts down on your health care costs too. For example, keeping your teeth healthy and brushing them twice will reduce your visits to the dentist, thereby reducing costs. It is quite embarrassing to see dandruff falling off from one’s head. It hits your confidence levels too. People who are clean and well-groomed find social acceptance easily than people who are dirty and smelly. 

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

There is a reason why the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narender Modi, emphasised on cleanliness first thing after becoming the Prime Minister of the country. He realised that if India had to change how the world vies it and moved forward, it had to begin from the basic, that is, cleanliness and hygiene. With his intervention, the message spread across the country and people started looking at hygiene and cleanliness as important issues.  There has been a rise in awareness, thanks to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched by the Indian Government. 

Steps to maintain hygiene

It is easy to turn hygiene into a habit. Basic things like washing your hands regularly, especially before you eat something, brushing your teeth at least twice, washing your feet regularly, keeping your nails clean and trimmed, bathing everyday, wearing clean clothes, are some ways to maintain good hygiene. 

Benefits of good hygiene

There are a number of health, social and psychological benefits of good hygiene. Poor hygiene can lead to poor health. Washing your hands regularly can prevent the spread of germs, brushing can keep you away from oral diseases. Good hygiene helps you improve your own elf- image. You feel more confident about yourself if your body does not stink, if you are dressed in neat and clean clothes after taking a bath, if your hands are not dirty and so on. 

Make people conscious

It is important to make people aware and sensitise them about the benefits of maintaining good hygiene. The training actually has to begin from the childhood, when habits make deep roots in the children. Educational campaigns, street theatre, advertisements, door to door campaigns are ways of spreading the message of cleanliness across the country. Once, the people become conscious of this problem and realise the benefits for themselves and their children, they will make an effort to adopt hygienic practices. 

India, being a vast country fighting poverty on one hand, and embracing growth and development on the other, needs to embrace hygiene as a culture and turn things around for itself. 

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