Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cleanliness

“Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.” -Benjamin Disraeli

 The surroundings of a person reflect his character and personality. The cleaner his surrounding and personal hygiene, the healthier and happier his life will be. When an individual practices cleanliness it will automatically have an effect on the ones close to him and change them too. Keeping this in mind and with the motive of molding students into all round citizens who will take care of themselves and others, Alpha Group of Institutions, among the leaders of CBSE schools in Chennai, relentlessly pursues to inculcate the practice of hygiene among the students.

The greatest wealth anyone can posses is health. After all, isn’t that what one wants and aspires to maintain? Every action one carries out is aimed towards better living. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the education we get etc. are all paths toward a healthy and holistic life. Healthy life can be achieved by two means. The first is by taking actions to obtain the necessary requirements and the second is by taking required precautions to protect ourselves. Cleanliness falls under the category of precaution. As the monsoon season begins, it is essential for us to keep in mind a few safety tips to avoid falling sick. With our city getting slight drizzles over the past few days, the possibilities of viral fevers, infections etc. are on the rise. It is essential to keep safe during this season as many airborne diseases revive. Children are prone to these diseases as they are more vulnerable.

The following are a few tips for all, especially children to practice and avoid falling sick:

  • Wear / carry a raincoat
  • Carry an umbrella
  • Handkerchief – When coughing or sneezing, use a handkerchief. This would prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • Drink warm water
  • Keep your hands clean – wash your hands with soap and clean water as much as possible because the hands are the greatest carriers of virus and infection.
  • Dry off immediately if you get wet in the rain
  • If you wear shoes, carry an extra pair. / Better to wear rain shoes.
  • it is advisable to wear sandals during the rainy seasons.