Fitness & Cleanliness both are not after or before office and weekend activities. We have considered both these priorities as non priorities and results are in front of us:
1) Lifestyle diseases have become epidemic.
2) Obesity , heart ailment, blood pressure, diabetes , back related diseases are killing our population like never before.
3) PM has to ignite the spirit of nation for cleanliness kind of basic hygiene matters.
4) Filth all around our public places including temples.
We teach History as full scale subject but Civics as part time subject in schools.
We teach Biology as full scale subject but Physical Fitness as part time & irrelevant subject.
We have no time for Gym and exercise in our 24 X 7 corporate (killer) culture. Financial targets have become so critical that body working to achieve the same has become less relevant.
We talk about sustainability of environment and we just care less about sustainability of human being. In a mission to achieve financial fitness for share holders physical fitness of people working to achieve the same has become irrelevant.
People should work more than 8 hours of duty time as a gesture of loyalty and commitment but no time is given for physical fitness.
Some elite corporate companies have become aware about health issues of employees but this is just a drop in the ocean.
Fitness & Cleanliness is a state of mind. It can be cultivated if we study it school as a major subject and not as a part time good to have subjects.
We need to critically review what we teach in our schools considering the new realities around us.