Cleanliness Is An Essential Quality Of Life

Once upon a time there was a boy named Roy, he was very good at sports in school and used to play for school team. Roy’ s mother was very proud of him but she was only worried about one habit of his - staying dirty. Even though after reminding several times, Roy never bothered to brush teeth twice, take bath and wear clean clothes.

He just used to pick whatever he saw first and wear it, even though he had worn it yesterday and played in it.

Today was a big day for Roy as cricket team selection committee was coming to select a team for state level from their school. Roy had practiced late yesterday so got up a bit late in the morning. As soon as he got up he rushed to school in the same clothes he was practicing yesterday and had slept. He did not even update his mother just ran out of the house rushing to school. His mother kept calling from behind but he did not listen.

He reached on time to join the line that was made to pick the teams. Roy’s turn came and as scheduled like others he started giving his introduction explaining his experience around cricket he had played. Roy’s sports teacher started praising him in front of selection committee. Roy was really feeling proud and sure that he will be selected. The committee was moving selected students in the right and others to left, they moved Roy to the left. He was shocked and could not believe the decision.

Storming towards the committee he questioned, “There is a mistake, I am the best in the team here sir!”

One of the members calmly replied,” Person who does not respect the importance of the game to dress according to it cannot be part of our team. Cricket is a gentleman’s game and a gentleman is always clean and presentable”.

Roy stood there speechless, learning the lesson for his life.


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