Cleanliness refers to keeping one’s self and also the surroundings clean and tidy. It is considered as essentiality for a civilized society. For decades, eminent politicians and notable public figures have been stressing on making cleanliness a habit. Mahatma Gandhi had also believed in the phrase that “cleanliness is next to godliness” and stated that cleanliness is more important than achieving freedom. Cleanliness saves us from several diseases and increases longevity.

Long and Short Essay on Cleanliness

Essay 1 (250 words)

Cleanliness is not a job which we have to do to earn money however, it is a very good habit which we should do to earn good health and a healthy life. Cleanliness is the greatest virtue that should be followed by everyone as a great responsibility to enhance the standard of life. We should take care of our personal cleanliness, pet animal cleanliness, environment cleanliness, surrounding cleanliness and workplace cleanliness. We should not cut trees and do more plantations for maintaining the cleanliness of our environment.

It is not a forceful act but we should do it peacefully. It keeps us healthy mentally, physically, socially and intellectually. A small step of all of us can be converted to a big step conjointly. When a small baby can learn to walk, speak and run very successfully, she/he can get the habit of cleanliness from childhood very easily if promoted by parents. Parents teach their children to walk by holding the index finger as it is very necessary to live a whole life. They must understand that cleanliness is also very necessary to live a healthy and long life so they must implement cleanliness habits into their kids. It is a big step to bring cleanliness into the habit of our kids. So, complete cleanliness is not far away from us. It is only one generation away of 4 to 5 years as in modern time our small kid become smart enough to understand everything.

Essay 2 (300 words)

Cleanliness is a clean habit that is very necessary for all of us. Cleanliness is a habit of keeping ourselves physically and mentally clean including with our home, pet animals, surroundings, environment, pond, river, schools, etc. We should keep ourselves neat, clean and well dressed all the time. It helps in making a good personality and impression in society as it reflects a clean character. We should maintain the environment and natural resources (water, food, land, etc) cleanliness together with our body cleanliness in order to make the possibility of life existence forever on the earth.

Cleanliness makes us healthy in every aspect like mental, physical, social and intellectual. Generally, we all noticing in our homes that our grandmothers and moms are very strict about the cleanliness before worship, it is not another thing, they just try to make cleanliness our habit. But they follow the wrong way as they never describe us the benefits and purpose of cleanliness that’s why we get a problem in following cleanliness. Every parent should logically describe and discuss their kids about the benefits, purpose, necessity, etc of the cleanliness. They must tell us that cleanliness is the first and foremost thing in our lives like food and water.

We should always take care of and observe our personal and surrounding cleanliness to make our future bright and healthy. We should take a bath with soap, cur our nails, wear well washed and pressed clothes on a daily basis. We should learn from our parents about how to keep home neat and clean. We should not make our surrounding areas dirty as it spread diseases. We should wash our hands with soap every time we go to eat something. We should drink safe, clean and well-purified water all through the day. We never eat junk foods, stale foods or other ready-made liquids.


Essay 3 (400 words)

Cleanliness is the act of keeping our body, mind, dress, home, surroundings and another work area neat and clean. The cleanliness of the body is very necessary for our physical and mental health. Cleanliness of the surrounding areas and environment is very necessary for the social and intellectual health. We should bring cleanliness to our habits and remove dirty forever from everywhere as dirt is the mother which gives birth to various diseases. One always suffers health disorders if he/she does not take bath daily, wears dirty clothes, keeps the house and surroundings dirty, etc. Dirty things in the surrounding areas or home gives rise to the various disease-causing germs, bacteria, virus, and fungus.

People having dirty habits also become the reason for spreading dangerous and fatal (life-threatening) diseases. Infectious diseases are spread to vast areas and make people ill and sometimes death. So, we should take care of our cleanliness on a regular basis. We should wash hands thoroughly with soap whenever we eat something. We always keep our face and whole body neat and clean by frequent bathing. We should take care of our clothes and only wear well washed clean clothes for our good physical and mental health. Cleanliness also improves the confidence level and self-respect as well as respect from others. It is a good habit which keeps us always happy. It makes us feel very proud in the society.

Cleanliness is very necessary to maintain our healthy lifestyle and standard of living. It plays a great role in making a person popular. Various programs and civil laws have been run and implemented by the government of India in order to promote awareness about cleanliness among the common public all over India. We all should acquire clean habits from our childhood and follow onwards throughout life. Dirt gives rise to moral evil however gives rise to moral purity. A person with clean habits can destroy his/her evil desires and dirty thoughts very easily.

We should take care of the wastes of our daily lives and put in only in the dustbin for proper disposal and prevent infections to get spread in the home or surrounding. Cleanliness is not the responsibility of only one person however; it is the responsibility of each and every individual living in the home, society, community, and country. We should understand its multifarious facets to fully get benefited. We all should take a cleanliness oath that we never do dirty and never see anyone doing dirty.

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