New Delhi: Minister of State For Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday said people in India need to embrace cleanliness and discipline.
“Cleanliness is intrinsic to societies in many countries. But in our country cleanliness, discipline and orderliness leaves much to be desired,” the minister said here.
“Overcrowding and high population density cannot be an excuse to filthy living. What is required is a change in attitude in each person’s personality,” he said.
Rijiju made the remarks while flagging off the ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Himalaya’ campaign of the Border Security Force (BSF).
The October 12-November 23 campaign includes a cycling expedition, white water rafting and trek to Garhwal Himalayas during which team members will remove garbage and waste materials from the glaciers.
Rijiju, while lauding the BSF for undertaking the campaign as a part of its Golden Jubilee expedition, said: “Vigorous cleanliness campaigns need to be conducted before cleanliness becomes a way of life for us all.”
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
New Delhi, Oct 1, 2017: Urging cleanliness be made a national movement, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday that achieving the goal of “Swachh Bharat” will be true tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Kovind, who is currently in Maharashtra on an official tour, will visit Gujarat, the home state of Gandhi on his birth anniversary to pay tributes to the Father of the Nation.
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the President said that Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion to rededicate to the ideals and values of Mahatma Gandhi, who believed that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’.
“Cleanliness is not only the responsibility of sanitation personnel and government departments. Today, India is fighting a decisive battle for cleanliness and hygiene through the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign.
“Let us also commit ourselves to ensuring public hygiene, personal hygiene and environmental hygiene. It is a multi-stakeholder national movement. Achieving the goals of the Swachh Bharat Mission expeditiously will be a true expression of tribute and regard to Gandhiji on his birth anniversary,” he said.
Describing Gandhi as a man of simple living and a moral preceptor, Kovind said that he gave a new direction to the country through his leadership.
“His philosophy of non-violence and peaceful co-existence is of increasing relevance in the present times. Through the symbols of Charkha, the spinning wheel and khadi, he stressed the message of self-reliance and dignity of labour,” he said.
Kovind will commence his Gujarat engagements with paying his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his birth place, Kirti Mandir at Porbandar.
Later, he will attend a function organised by the state government to declare Open Defacation Free status for rural Gujarat at Kirti Mandir.
The President will also inaugurate various projects including upgradation of Veraval and Porbandar fishing Harbour, upgradation of Navibandar, Miyani and Salaya Fish Landing Centre, laying the stone for development of Mangrol Phase-III fishing Harbour, announcement for development of Veraval Phase-II.
He will also foundation stone of Porbandar Phase-II, Navabandar, Mandhavad and Sutrapada Fishing Harbours and inauguration of Mangrol Rural Water Supply Augmentation Scheme of 45 villages at Mangrol, an official statement said. (IANS)
Mumbai, Sep 29 : Actress-producer Anushka Sharma, who was nominated as a Swachh Bharat Abhiyan ambassador, has lent her support to the cleaning of a beach here.
Anushka on Friday shared a series of photographs in which she is seen cleaning the Versova beach.
“‘An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching’ – Mahatma Gandhiji. Swachh Bharat. Swachhata Hi Seva,” she captioned the image.
Earlier this month, Anushka was invited by Modi to be a part of his government’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ initiative. Apart from the actress, Modi had also invited Malayalam superstar Mohanlal to be part of the movement.
On the acting front, the “NH10” actress is currently busy with her next production “Pari”.
She is also launching her clothing line which will be out on October 3.(ians)