Ecology and disability

The Importance of Cleanliness and Our Responsibility

The video displayed on the screen is not from a distant or unfamiliar place, but from the beautiful region of Gilgit, a place that holds a special place in our hearts. It is disheartening to see this beloved area marred by heaps of dirt and garbage scattered everywhere. This issue is not due to a lack of sanitation arrangements by the government; in fact, the government has made commendable efforts to ensure excellent sanitation services. The root of this problem lies in our own attitudes and behaviors towards cleanliness.

Government Efforts and Community Negligence

The government has implemented robust measures to maintain cleanliness, including regular garbage collection and provision of adequate sanitation facilities. Garbage vehicles frequent the roads daily, yet the streets remain littered with waste. This negligence is particularly glaring in areas near institutions dedicated to the welfare of people with special needs. One such institution, established and managed by differently-abled individuals, aims to empower people with special needs by teaching them various skills. Despite the noble work being done inside, the surrounding area is often cluttered with garbage.

Cleanliness: A Shared Responsibility

Cleanliness is not just the government’s responsibility; it is a shared duty that requires active participation from every citizen

1. Health Benefits

Clean environments significantly reduce the risk of diseases. Garbage can become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, viruses, and pests, which pose severe health risks to the community. Proper waste disposal and maintaining clean surroundings help prevent the spread of infections and contribute to better public health.

2. Environmental Impact

Littering and improper waste management harm the environment. Pollution from garbage affects wildlife, contaminates water sources, and degrades the natural beauty of our surroundings. By ensuring proper waste disposal, we protect our environment and preserve the ecological balance for all beings.

3. Social Responsibility

Maintaining cleanliness is a reflection of our respect for our surroundings and our fellow citizens. It demonstrates our commitment to community welfare and quality of life. Clean streets and public spaces create a pleasant and healthy environment for everyone, enhancing the overall standard of living.

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