Panaji: The year 2016 should be a year of cleanliness, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said in her address to the state on New Year’s eve.
“The objective is to enhance awareness about the relevance and importance of cleanliness among the people and to evoke a positive response and contribution from them.
“Cleanliness is a part of the culture, a habit formation,” said Sinha, who has been appointed an ambassador for the Swachh Bharat campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Goa should become free from garbage in open places, roadsides, and other public places and the state should achieve total cleanliness, for which people have a crucial role to play,” she said.
“We have to carry forward this mission with determination and vision. Our state should become an excellent example of cleanliness.
“During the last 15 months, after I was nominated as the brand ambassador, I have endeavored to pursue this mission to the best of my ability, and I am happy to have received considerable response from various sections of the Goan society,” she said. (IANS)
Being a parent is not an easy task which comes along with a lot of responsibilities and commitments.
To add more, the toughest part of the job seems to be when you have a say no to your kids.
Although, sometimes you can be an engaging parent to your child into fun activities but ensure to say no to your kids in matters that concern health and morale of your kiddo.
The following are a few instances where you need to say no to your kids irrespective of their wishes and demands:
Going to bed and waking up on time
You should be strict about deadlines for sleeping and form a proper routine for your kid—be it on school nights or holidays. You should convince yourself to say no to your kids and convey the importance of sleep with bedtime stories or healthy conversations. Afterall, we all know ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’.
Ensure that your child consumes food at regular intervals. You should coax your child gently if your child denies eating certain meals. Say no to your kids to skip the morning breakfast. It forms the most important meal of the day that fills the body with required nutrition.
Healthy habits concerning hygiene and cleanliness should be inculcated to your child. Stress the importance of washing hands before and after meals and after using the toilets. Also, promote healthy eating by including nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits in your kid’s diet plan and say no to your kids to eat junk food.
Fewer video games, more exercise
Make a specific time for your child to use electronic devices or play video games. At the same time, encourage them to play outdoor games and take part in physical activity. Exercising will help in boosting immunity to fight infections. Say no to your kids over excessive playing with electronic devices.
No gadgets at mealtimes
Healthy habits would make your child more active and happy. Say no to kids when it comes to watching television or the computer that will make your child lethargic. Introduce strict rules of not using gadgets at mealtimes.
-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana
July 12, 2017: The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a Government of India initiative to accelerate the efforts of cleanliness and sanitation. The mission was launched on October 2, 2014.
Anybody from India who has traveled abroad to a developed nation knows how dirty the country’s streets were at one point of time and how one idea of making India clean has brought a revolution. Earlier, we have seen viral pictures shared on social media of the political rallies and campaigns which leave behind waste and rubbish on the streets when their work is done.
ALSO WATCH: The video shared on Twitter shows an elephant cleaning the garbage lying around him at a resort in South Africa.
According to some bureaucracies and administrations, this government scheme like Swachh Bharat is bound to fail. They have the notion that any money funded to such a scheme will go more towards individual pockets than the actual community development and progress.
Former Chairman of Press Council of India, Markandey Katju explains, “India is only partially industrialized, and hence the feudal backward mindsets in people still persist. Almost everything is polluted, from the air ( as in Delhi ) to water to foodstuffs. Without water filters, boiling etc, it is not possible to drink water anywhere; it could make you sick.”
He concludes that corruption is inevitable in a society like India where industrialization process is not complete.
While many people have ignored such a positive message for the Nation’s cleanliness, it looks like the animals are literally playing the role of good citizens in carrying out this campaign. The video of an elephant trying to clean his surroundings should perhaps just inspire us to actually listen to the policy of the government.
– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2393
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Haridwar, May 3, 2017: Stressing the importance of preventive healthcare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called upon people to embrace cleanliness.
Inaugurating a research centre of the Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurved here, Modi also found fault over what he said was the neglect of its traditional forms of medicine like Ayurveda.
“While pre-independence period witnessed attempts to destroy India’s indigenous and traditional arts and forms of healthcare like Ayurveda, a large part of post-independence period was spent in neglecting them.”
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Modi lamented that the indifference led to foreign countries acquiring patents.
“The world now is not just content with curing diseases but there is more emphasis on wellness and preventive healthcare. The best way to ensure and promote preventive healthcare is cleanliness,” he said.
“If we resolve to be clean, if we resolve not to litter or spread dirt and filth, we can save more lives than a doctor does. Cleanliness is the way ahead to make India disease free.
“Our ancestors spent their lives making innovations and turning these innovations useful for humanity.
“We must never forget that innovative spirit and continue making efforts to develop our traditional techniques and methods,” Modi added.
The Prime Minister hailed Ramdev for revolutionizing yoga in the country and creating global awareness about it. (IANS)