Essay On Clean Surrounding Clean India

Cleanliness is very important in our life from all the aspects. We should take care of it all through the life. Practice of cleanliness starts from the home and school from the very little age. It affects us very badly when we do not maintain cleanliness. Following are some short speech and long speech on cleanliness given by us. All the speech on cleanliness will surely help students to take part in the speech recitation activity in the school or college at any event celebration or debate competition programme. Following cleanliness speech provided below are written using very easy words and small sentences for the students. So, you can select any speech on cleanliness according to your need and requirement:

Speech on Cleanliness

Cleanliness Speech – 1

Good morning to the sir, madam and my friends. My name is … I study in class … Today, I will recite a speech on cleanliness. I have especially selected this topic because of much importance of it in our daily lives. Actually, the means of cleanliness is the complete absence of dirt, dust, stains, and bad smells at home, working places or surrounding areas. The most important purpose of maintaining cleanliness is to get health, beauty, remove offensive odor as well as avoid the spread of dirt and contaminants. We clean our teeth, clothes, body, hair on daily basis in order to get freshness and achieving cleanliness.

We use variety of products and water to clean different things accordingly. What we see with our eyes is that, cleaning helps us to remove dirt and bad odour. However, what we do not see with our eyes is that, cleaning also removes harmful microorganisms (like bacteria, virus, fungus, algae, etc) from the things. It keeps us healthy and away from variety of diseases especially caused by the harmful microorganisms. According to the germ theory of disease, cleaning means the total absence of germs. In some industrial processes, it requires exceptional cleanliness which is achieved especially in the clean rooms. Presence of dirt and bad odour may decrease the power of our immune system.

Commonly, there are two types of cleanliness, one is physical cleanliness and another is internal cleanliness. Physical cleanliness keeps us clean from outside and gives us feeling of wellbeing with confidence. However, internal cleanliness keeps us mentally peaceful and away from anxiety. Internal cleanliness means a mind absence of dirty, bad and negative thinking. Keeping the heart, body and mind clean and peaceful is the complete cleanliness. However, we also need to keep clean our surrounding areas so that we can live in a healthy and clean environment. It will keep us away from the epidemic diseases and give us the feeling of social wellbeing.

There is a very old saying that “cleanliness is next to godliness”. It is well said by the John Wesley. Cleanliness should be given a priority in all the homes from the childhood so that a little one can practice it as a habit and can be benefitted all through the life. Cleanliness is like a good habit which not only benefits a person, however; it benefits the family, society and country and thus whole planet. It can be developed at any age however best to practice it from the childhood. I, as a child requesting to all the parents that please help your kids to practice this habit as it is you who can give this country a good citizen.

Thank You!

Cleanliness Speech – 2

Good morning to the respected Principal sir, sir, madam and dear colleagues. I … studying in class … standard would like to speech on cleanliness at this event. Cleanliness is a good habit; it keeps us happy physically, mentally, socially and intellectually. It is very true that cleanliness begins at home. The sign of cleanliness is a well managed place whether it is a home, working place, school, college, government or private buildings, hotel, restaurant, airport, railways station, etc. The level of cleanliness should be high which is possible if everyone shows his/her effort. It is not the act of one person. It needs regular support and proper understanding from the end of each person.

Cleanliness attracts positive energies towards it and it can impress anyone. Cleanliness level becomes generally high in the developed countries because of the good citizens, strict government rules, high education level and proper understanding of the people. A person with good habits can change the environment of a home however a country with good citizens can change its future as well as the environment of whole planet. In order to show our real potential all through the world, we have to maintain cleanliness all across the country. It is the only thing which can earn respect because a big land, power, and rich natural resources does not matter in the lack of cleanliness.

The maintenance of cleanliness in any country depends on the education level, poverty, and population of the country. The most important factor is education as good education can reduce the poverty level and provide relief from the over population. If the citizens of the country will be educated they can well maintain the cleanliness all through the country. They can pass good habits to their next generation also. Number of cleanliness drives has been run by the government of India however never get much success because of high level illiteracy. The most recent cleanliness drive named as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan run the Indian PM, Narendra Modi, is quite successful.

It is very serious topic and we have to maintain cleanliness in our country, which can be better started from our homes, if we really want development in India. We have to understand that our country is our home and then no problem will be there. As being the citizen of the country, we all are responsible for cleaning any dirty place we see. We should keep our roads, tourist places, historical places, schools, colleges, office buildings, etc very neat and clean.

Thank You!

Cleanliness Speech – 3

Good morning to the Principal mam, sir, madam and my dear friends. I … studying in class … standard, would like to speech on cleanliness. I am very grateful to my class teacher that she has given me such a great opportunity to recite a speech on cleanliness at this event. My dear friends, we all are good people, no one is bad. Then why we are making our future bad and diseased by spreading dirty things and wastes everywhere. Our country is our home; we should not make it dirty. We get respect as an Indian in the abroad so our country is our identity on this planet. It is our responsibility to keep it clean and bright so that it can earn more respect worldwide.

We keep our homes clean then why not our schools, colleges, roads, offices, tourist places, stations, etc all through the country. We only remember that we have to clean a place where we live, means a home only. But why we do not remember that our country is our main home. Our home is our identity within the country however our country is our identity outside the country means in abroad. We are responsible citizens of it then we have to make it clean and no one else. In order to get respect from others, first we have to respect our property and keep it clean.

We keep our homes and religious places clean and do not wear shoes or slippers inside, so that they can be clean. But, on the other hand, we follow wrong practices and spit out on the roads, corners of office buildings, etc. We throw wastes on the roads or corners of the colony; what is this? I am asking what this is. I am not saying that I am only good or I never involved in such activities. I am just saying that how long we will be unconscious and involved in such type of unconscious activities. When the day will come, we will be much conscious every moment so that such bad activities cannot be happened. If we are not trying to keep our country clean then how we will protect tourists from other countries from making it dirty.

I think, none of the day is better than today. Today is the day when we should promise ourselves and our mother country that we will keep it clean forever and never make it dirty in future. Just think that, how bright our homes and whole country look at Diwali, what will happen if it look daily. If the cleanliness only at Diwali can give us confidence, power and positive energy for the whole year, then again think that, can we not get power, confidence, positive energy, a healthy life, a healthy environment, and positive attitude of other countries worldwide forever.

Thank You.


Cleanliness Speech – 4

Good morning to the Excellencies, Principal sir, sir, madam and my dear friends. At this event, I would like to speech on cleanliness. I am very thankful to my class teacher that she has selected me to speech on cleanliness at this event. It is the serious topic and needs high level social awareness. People in the developed countries (Western Europe and North America) never depend on the authorities sweeping as they never dirt their roads or surrounding areas. They do themselves on daily basis. We too have to take such effective steps to clean our country. We should not wait any authority sweeper that he/she will pick up the broom and clean our surrounding areas and roads.

First we should not make public places dirty and if it happens, we have to clean it as only we are responsible. This responsibility needs to be understood by every Indian citizen. There is need to change our mentality as only this can keep India clean. Lots of cleaning resources and measures cannot be effective enough to keep India clean until we change our mind that whole country is like our home and we need to keep it clean. It is our property, not other’s. We need to understand that, a country is like a home in which various family members live in joint family.

As we suppose that, things inside the home are our own property and we never make them dirty and spoil. In the same way, we need to suppose that, everything outside the home is also our own property and we should never make them dirty and keep clean. We can change the drastic situation of our country through collective ownership. Instead of infrastructure improvements, effective plants for wastes treatment from industries, agriculture, and other fields, laws and rules by government, etc; we need to think and consider our own responsibility using our own mind and effort. It is not the responsibility of government only; it is the collective responsibility of each and every Indian citizen.

It is true that we cannot clean the whole country in a day or year, however; it will be our big hand if we stop making filthy the public places in India. It is our responsibility to stop ourselves as well as others who are making India’s public property filthy. As we generally see in our family that, every member has some particular responsibility (someone for sweeping, someone for cleaning, someone for bringing vegetables, someone for outside works, etc) and he/she has to do that timely in anyway. Just like that, if all the Indians take responsibility (of cleanliness and prevent from getting dirty) for small space in the surrounding areas, I think that, the day is not so far when we will see cleanliness everywhere all through the country.

Before starting any cleanliness drive, we have to make sure that we have a clean mind first. Cleanliness is not only necessary to get good impression from others; however it is very important for the healthy mind, body, spirit, and environment. As we care for our body to be clean, we must care for our country too.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (or Clean India Mission) is a clean India drive run by the Government of India to cover around 4,041 statutory cities and towns of India to clean the roads, streets, and making better infrastructure of the country. We should respect and follow this national campaign and support it through our every possible effort.

Thank You.


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Not to be confused with Cleanness or Cleaning.

Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt, and the habit of achieving and maintaining that state. Cleanliness is often achieved through cleaning.

Cleanliness may imply a moral quality, as indicated by the aphorism: "cleanliness is next to godliness",[1] and may be regarded as contributing to other ideals such as 'health' and 'beauty'.

In emphasizing an ongoing procedure or set of habits for the purpose of maintenance and prevention, the concept of cleanliness differs from purity, which is a physical, moral, or ritual state of freedom from pollutants. Whereas purity is usually a quality of an individual or substance, cleanliness has a social dimension, or implies a system of interactions.[2] "Cleanliness," observed Jacob Burckhardt, "is indispensable to our modern notion of social perfection."[3] A household or workplace may be said to exhibit cleanliness, but not ordinarily purity; cleanliness also would be a characteristic of the people who maintain cleanness or prevent dirtying.

On a practical level, cleanliness is thus related to hygiene and disease prevention. Washing is one way of achieving physical cleanliness, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Cleaning procedures are of the utmost importance in many forms of manufacturing.

As an assertion of Moral superiority or respectability, cleanliness has played a role in establishing cultural values in relation to social class, humanitarianism, and cultural imperialism.[4]

Cleanliness is linked with proper hygiene. A person who is said to be clean usually depicts cleanliness.


See also: Ritual cleanliness

In Christianity[edit]

Main articles: Ablution in Christianity and Lavabo

The Bible has many rituals of purification relating to menstruation, childbirth, sexual relations, skin disease, death, and animal sacrifices. The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church prescribes several kinds of hand washing for example after leaving the latrine, lavatory or bathhouse, or before prayer, or after eating a meal.[5] The women in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church are prohibited from entering the church temple during menses; and the men do not enter a church the day after they have had intercourse with their wives.[6]

Christianity has always placed a strong emphasis on hygiene,[7] Despite the denunciation of the mixed bathing style of Roman pools by early Christian clergy, as well as the pagan custom of women naked bathing in front of men, this did not stop the Church from urging its followers to go to public baths for bathing,[8] which contributed to hygiene and good health according to the Church Father, Clement of Alexandria. The Church also built public bathing facilities that were separate for both sexes near monasteries and pilgrimage sites; also, the popes situated baths within church basilicas and monasteries since the early Middle Ages.[9] Pope Gregory the Great urged his followers on value of bathing as a bodily need.[10]

In Hinduism[edit]

In Hinduism, cleanliness is an important virtue and the Bhagavad Gita describes it as one of the divine qualities which one must practice. The Sanskrit word for cleanliness is 'Śaucam'. Interestingly, the Bhagavad Gita repeats this word in five slokas at 13.8, 16.3, 16.7, 17.14 and 18.42. Śrīmad Bhāgavatam mentioned 'Śaucam' at 1.16.26, 1.17.24 (as one of the four legs of Satya Yuga or Golden Age), 1.17.42, 3.28.4 (as spiritual practice), 3.31.33 (those who are addicted to sex life will not understand cleanliness), 4.29.84 (purity of Atman), 7.11.8-12 (one of the thirty qualities to be acquired), 7.11.21 (cleanliness as a characteristic of a Brahmin), 7.11.24 (cleanliness is a quality of the best worker), 11.3.24 (one should learn cleanliness to serve his or her Guru), 11.17.16 (cleanliness is a natural quality of a Brahmin), 11.18.36 (cleanliness as a virtue among those who has realised God), 11.18.43 (quality to be practiced by a householder), 11.21.14 (means of cleansing one body and mind), 11.19.36-39 (cleanliness means detachment from desire-prompted actions) 12.2.1 (effects of Kali Yuga on cleanliness).

Srimad Bhagavatam also recognises cleanliness as one of the thirty qualities which one must acquire to obtain the grace of God[11] and identifies internal and external cleanliness among the twelve regular duties.[12] Cleanliness is also an exalted quality which characterises the Satya Yuga (Golden Age) in Hinduism. As stated by many Hindu scriptures that cleanliness is a way of relative to God .

deva-dvija-guru-prājña-pūjanaḿ śaucam ārjavam | brahmacaryam ahiḿsā ca śārīraḿ tapa ucyate[13] Service of the Devas (gods), holy men, teachers, parents and wise persons, as also observance of cleanliness, uprightness, continence, and non-injury - these constitute austerities pertaining to the body. anapekṣhaḥ śhuchir dakṣha udāsīno gata-vyathaḥ| sarvārambha-parityāgī yo mad-bhaktaḥ sa me priyaḥ[14] Those who are indifferent to worldly gain, externally and internally pure, skillful, without cares, untroubled, and free from selfishness in all undertakings, such devotees of mine are very dear to me.

Cleanliness or Śaucam is both internal and external. Hinduism extols not only external cleanliness but also internal cleanliness or purity. Since their minds are constantly absorbed in the all-pure Lord, devotees become internally cleansed from the defects of lust, anger, greed, envy, ego, etc. In this state of mind, they naturally prefer to keep the external body and environment pure as well. Thus, in accordance with the old saying, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness,” they are also externally pure.[1]

Cleanliness is also a virtue which has to be cultivated by Vedic students and spiritual aspirants.[2]

Srimad Bhagavatam also explains the internal and external cleanliness as "My dear Uddhava, general cleanliness, washing the hands, bathing, performing religious services at sunrise, noon and sunset, worshiping Me, visiting holy places, chanting japa, avoiding that which is untouchable, uneatable or not to be discussed, and remembering My existence within all living entities as the Paramatman — these principles should be followed by all members of society through regulation of the mind, words and body."[15]

All Hindus must make a visit to the seven sacred rivers. Bathing in these rivers will purify the mind and increase their good merits. Therefore, to invoke the presence of the holy rivers, the following Mantra is chanted before daily bath: AUM gaṇge ca yamune caiva godāvarī sarasvatī | narmade siṇdhu kāverī jalesmin saṃnidhim kuru

In this water, I invoke the presence of holy waters from the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Sarasvati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri.

All Hindus must have taken a bath before entering temples in order to seek blessings. They also wash their feet before entering the temple. In some Orthodox Hindu households, taking a bath after visiting a funeral is required as some hindus believe that it is an inauspicious thing to witness and the in-auspiciousness would follow. This is also related to the pollution of the River Ganges.

Hindus also clean their homes particularly well in preparing to celebrate Diwali each year as they believe that it brings good luck. Most Hindus also believe that keeping your house clean and great devotion are gestures to welcome the GoddessLakshmi to their abode to stay. Some orthodox Hindus refrain from cleaning their houses on a Friday as it is a day dedicated to GoddessLakshmi and cleaning homes on that day is considered inauspicious, so they are allowed to clean their homes on the rest of the days. Tamil people also keep their homes clean in preparation for Diwali, Pongal or Bhol.

Hinduism also gives a deeper meaning to cleanliness. In Srimad Bhagavatam 11.19.36-39, cleanliness is also defined as detachment from activities prompted by desire. Cleanliness therefore means to give up material attachment, not merely to frequently rinse one's skin with water.[16]

In Islam[edit]

Main article: Muslim hygienical jurisprudence

There are many verses in the Quran which discuss cleanliness. For example, “…Truly, Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He 'loves those who keep themselves pure and clean” (2:222). And, “…In mosque there are men who love to be clean and pure. Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure” (9:108).

First lessons in Islamic manuals of catechism are matters of cleanliness. Subjects taught first in the book of cleanliness include: which are clean, what is clean and what is not clean, what people need to be cleansed from, how they should clean, and which water should they use to clean. Muslims are required to perform ablution (wudu) before every prayer, and are recommended to stay in the state of ablution at all times. A ritual bath (ghusl) is performed on Fridays before the Friday Prayer (Juma). Ritual baths are recommended for spiritual purity, also after committing a sin, and are necessary for those who have washed a funeral. Special attention is given to cleaning homes before the arrival of guests or before feasts (Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha), and holy days and nights.


Main article: Hygiene

Since the germ theory of disease, cleanliness has come to mean an effort to remove germs and other hazardous materials. A reaction to an excessive desire for a germ-free environment began to occur around 1989, when David Strachan put forth the "hygiene hypothesis" in the British Medical Journal. In essence, this hypothesis holds that environmental microbes play a useful role in developing the immune system; the fewer germs people are exposed to in early childhood, the more likely they are to experience health problems in childhood and as adults. The valuation of cleanliness, therefore, has a social and cultural dimension beyond the requirements of hygiene for practical purposes.


In industry, certain processes such as those related to integrated circuit manufacturing, require conditions of exceptional cleanliness which are achieved by working in cleanrooms. Cleanliness is essential to successful electroplating, since molecular layers of oil can prevent adhesion of the coating. The industry has developed specialized techniques for parts cleaning, as well as tests for cleanliness. The most commonly used tests rely on the wetting behaviour of a clean hydrophilic metal surface. Cleanliness is also important to vacuum systems to reduce outgassing. Cleanliness is also crucial for semiconductor manufacturing.[17]

See also[edit]

See also: the categories Cleaning tools and Cleaning products.

Look up cleanliness in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.


  1. ^Suellen Hoy, Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness (Oxford University Press, 1995), p. 3.
  2. ^Elizabeth Shove, Comfort, Cleanliness, and Convenience: The Social Organization of Normality (Berg, 2003), p. 80.
  3. ^Jacob Burckhardt, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, as quoted by Douglas Blow, The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy (Cornell University Press, 2006), p. 1.
  4. ^Kathleen M. Brown, Foul Bodies: Cleanliness in Early America (Yale University Press, 2009), p. 327; Iris Marion Young, "The Scaling of Bodies and the Politics of Identity," as excerpted in From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology, edited by Lawrence E. Cahoone (Blackwell, 2003, 2nd ed.), p. 372; Nancy Cook, Gender, Identity, and Imperialism: Women Development Workers in Pakistan (Macmillan, 2007), p. 141.
  6. ^The Liturgy of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
  7. ^Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick (2006). Children’s Health Issues in Historical Perspective. Veronica Strong-Boag. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. p. 315. ISBN 9780889209121.  
  8. ^Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick (2006). Children’s Health Issues in Historical Perspective. Veronica Strong-Boag. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. p. 315. ISBN 9780889209121.  
  9. ^Thurlkill, Mary (2016). Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam: Studies in Body and Religion. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 6–11. ISBN 0739174533.  
  10. ^Squatriti, Paolo (2002). Water and Society in Early Medieval Italy, AD 400-1000, Parti 400-1000. Cambridge University Press. p. 54. ISBN 9780521522069.  
  11. ^Srimad Bhagavatam 7.11.8-12
  12. ^Srimad Bhagavatam 11.19.33-35
  13. ^Bhagavad Gita 17.14
  14. ^Bhagavad Gita 12.16
  15. ^Srimad Bhagavatam 11.17.34-35
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  17. ^C. Y. Chang and Francis Kai, GaAs High Speed Devices: Physics, Technology, and Circuit Applications (John Wiley, 1994), p. 116.


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