Cleanliness is one of the key requisites of our daily routines. Without having a clean, hygienic environment around you, you are more prone to infections and diseases, environmental degradation and a general social boycott.
Hoga Saaf Pakistan (HSP) is a social initiative by Reckitt Benckiser, in an attempt to achieve a cleaner and greener Pakistan. Its key message of ‘Safai Nisf Emaan hai’ takes us back to the basics as Hoga Saaf Pakistan aims to improve health and hygiene all across Pakistan and aid the government’s campaign of Clean Green Pakistan through a focus on three main strands:
Sanitation is one of the major steps toward a clean surrounding. Safe sanitation ensures a good and healthy environment for humans and atmosphere alike. The most common place where this measure becomes vulnerable is the bathroom, and it is most frequently used as well. Products like Harpic are available widely in stores to ensure you get the level of hygiene your surroundings require.
HSP aims to promote awareness among the masses about personal hygiene. It is compulsory to follow certain habits as shown in the picture for better health and clean mind & body. Not just this, it is also necessary to ensure proper hygiene practices using good quality products, like Dettol that provides an anti-bacterial solution for the purpose of perfect cleanliness.
Solid Waste Management
There are many cities and villages in Pakistan that lack the basic solid waste management system. This is due to utter negligence from the authorities’ side. HSP understands this and has tried its best to educate people on the risks attached to a lack of proper waste disposal, and what steps they as individuals can take on their own to cater to this problem. It is a need of the hour to help the masses be aware of what kind of health hazards they face if their waste management is not at optimal level.
Hoga Saaf Pakistan’s target is to take charge of hygiene and sanitation practices within the citizens of Pakistan in three areas:
The most important aspect of cleaning oneself begins with ‘Handwashing’. Many diseases spread if hands are not washed with soap and clean running water.
Dettol provides a thorough and well-explained five steps procedure of hand washing:
- Wet hands with clean warm running water
- Apply a small amount of soap or 2 pumps of Dettol hand wash
- Rub your palms together (away from the water)
- Rub your fingers and thumbs and bits in between.
- Rub your nails on your palms.
- Rub the back of each hand.
- Rinse with clean running water.
Germs are everywhere! From the floor to the tiny nooks and crannies of your house, these germs are not health-friendly and cause serious problems if not tackled. HSP initiative is all about creating awareness and providing means to ensure a clean environment for future generations, starting from one’s own household.
We may see many people taking care of their houses, but these same people wouldn’t think twice before throwing rubbish outside their homes. Such practices are not just unethical but dangerous for a safe atmosphere. Hoga Saaf Pakistan has been trying its best to educate people on the etiquettes of non-littering and living acceptably in a social society without causing harm or discomfort to others or to the environment.
This initiative if taken seriously by our Pakistani citizens, has the potential to bring forth a huge change in our surroundings. On an individual level and as a team, we need to make an effort on our own first to bring about a revolution when it comes to cleanliness. It wouldn’t hurt to add a few lessons on this in school curriculums and start them young on this agenda.
Contribute your part in the drive and let us know your views about the initiative in the comments’ section. We look forward to your opinions.
Written by: Shahrukh Gulnaz
Lock-down is temporary but Father’s day is permanent
He is the person who started working hard even before your birth to give you a safe space full of warmth and comfort. It is rightfully said that no person in this world would be happy to see you more successful than him except for your father.
A father is the first superhero in a child’s life, the one he\she would always look up to, for love guidance, goals and unlimited demands.
Since most of the major events are being celebrated in a situation of complete lockdown in the country, we have got some sweet and doable ideas to surprise your dads on this Father’s Day.
Throw A Lunch Party
Isn’t it true that most of the dads are foodies and they can never say no to a dish made by their kids? On this special day, make his favorite dishes. Pamper him the whole day and do not forget to prepare something sweet for the evening tea.
Origami Nuts In Collaboration With OvenCraft
Yummy in his tummy!!! Origami Nuts has designed this cute basket of sweet banana crumble bread in collaboration with Oven craft. The appearance is cute and is definitely a perfect pick to show love and dedication on this special day to your fathers.
Kitchen Kahani’s Breakfast
Almost every dad is a nihari lover and especially in this lockdown when we cannot go and dine out, Kitchen Kahani is offering “Nashta with Abbu”. We are already melting at the name. You can order home-cooked beef Nihari to surprise your Abbus with a scrumptious desi nashta.
Customized Basket By Happy String
If your abba loves to eat junk, this can be an economical and a fancy present for him. Get his favorite chocolates and other edibles packed in a beautifully wrapped basket and brighten up your father’s mood with something sweet and salty.
Father’s Day DIY Cookie Kit
For young fathers, to have an interactive activity with small kids, Delish is offering customized DIY Cookie kits where you can make your own cookies with your kids while sitting at your home. Isn’t it a great yet adorably creative idea?
Imdaad- A Dire Necessity in this Global Pandemic
Pakistan, as we know it, has a well-established reputation of being one of the most charitable nations. Having to face several natural disasters and a debilitating disease-induced economic crisis over the span of a year has greatly fueled our philanthropic efforts.
As we reflect upon the ongoing destruction being caused by the spread of the Coronavirus, our hearts are left shattered while our minds are perplexed.
The heart-rending reality kicks in: even if the virus doesn’t end more lives, hunger caused by unemployment surely will.
Meet Manahil Naveed, a 17-year-old who embarked on a journey to give back to the needy by founding her own charitable organization by the name of Imdaad.
Imdaad is a non-profit organization working against the clock to provide food and hygiene packages to families living beneath the poverty line in Lahore. So far, their team has managed to deliver these packages to more than 50 families in need. As they work solely off donations, the people of Pakistan have generously extended their hands to help Imdaad’s cause.
This is what she has to say:
“Tuning into the news every day and witnessing the number of cases rapidly grow along with the effects of this growth managed to create this undying feeling of sadness within me. Witnessing small businesses shutting down, I couldn’t help but be concerned about how the poverty-struck families of daily wage laborers would manage to find their next meal.”
While many of us want to help the needy during this pandemic, the majority are rightfully afraid to be in close proximity to others.
This is where Team Imdaad steps in. They bridge the gap between the generosity of potential donors and their fear of catching the virus by being around large groups of donees.
Using the best protective gear out there, Imdaad’s team buys and packages ration bags to ultimately be handed to the destitute, all while ensuring that each recipient is truly in need by asking trustworthy sources such as local heads and representatives of other NGOs.
We will end this piece on a little saying Manahil has used as Imdaad’s slogan: “Hamdardi Imaan hai.”
Our Favorite Fashion Divas that have Evolved Over Time
While reading the title, you must be thinking about the acting skills and how these ladies have made their name in the drama and film industry. But no, here we are talking about the fashion game of these actresses that have taken us all by surprise. Perking up their style statement and emerging as few of the finest actresses in terms of being glamorous and presentable, they have absolutely conquered the fashion world.
These are our favorite Divas who have proved that working on oneself is never a selfish thing and this hard work can eventually help you in the long run.
Starting from soaps and not so glamorous dramas, we never saw Saboor Aly dressing up as impressively as she does now. Probably, this is the social fashion awareness that some choose to pick and some don’t. And, we have to say that Saboor is doing quite well with her dress sense while earning a huge fan following at a great pace. She is one of those finest actresses who keep us hooked to their gram-game as something cool and happening just pops up out of nowhere anytime and any occasion.
Our fancy-pants; Nausheen Shah has instantly beefed up her fashion game and we cannot stop admiring her taste and style in whatever she wears. She has definitely come a long way. Also known for carrying bold statements just like in a recent awards show, her hairstyle was quite eccentric perfectly aligning with a blingy Hussain Rehar attire.
Her vibrant tops, glowing face and quirky pants have got our attention and we, indisputably, give her the award of being the most stylish actress among the lot. This was never the scenario from the day she joined the Entertainment industry so, she came this far and has definitely grown into a woman who keeps herself up-to-date in every trend and fashion.
Our recent favorite bride, Iqra has polished herself over time and we love how effortlessly she carries every outfit in sheer grace and pizzazz. Recently, she has been appointed as the face of Al-Karam and this was all a result of gradual progress and immense effort she has put into building her powerful aura and strong-headed personality that beautifully harmonizes with her chic and classic sense of styling.
If Sonya had a synonym, it would be the word “grace”. We love her for her impactful persona, the way she dresses up and the way she owns everything she wears with undying confidence. There are very few celebrities who have evolved to be steezy and sassy in a way that they know what they should actually wear. Unlike some who do not even know their body type. Sonya Hussyn proves that style is always within, you can improve with time but class remains constant.
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