Our Internal COVID-19 Fighting Team
At Victorious Kidss Educares, Cleanliness is Godliness. The proverb ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ expresses the idea that those who are pure and wholesome ~ are close to God. When the proverb was put forward, in the 17th century, cleanliness referred to both purity and hygiene. That meant internal as well as external. In Vedanta, as per Shankaracharya ~ 1500 years ago, had written down the same requirement amongst 15 essentials, ‘soucha’ as such inner and external purification, if one wishes to attain perfection and remove all sufferings from their life and ‘ananda’.
At VKE, we teach and share with our kids, how all types of cleanliness are vital for our good state of mind and physical health. In internal ~ we guide them with students’ profile for good character. Being a seeker of ‘truth’, being principled. What you want in your life, give the same thing to someone else first? Being caring, respecting other’s beliefs ~ whether religious or behavioral. This is so, in physical state too ~ whether it is personal cleanliness, surrounding cleanliness, environment cleanliness, pet animal cleanliness or workplace cleanliness (like school, college, office, etc.). Cleanliness should become a habit. We should never compromise with cleanliness, it is as necessary as food and water for us.
The first understanding is not to condemn the sufferer from COVID virus. To fight the virus and not the patient or discard or boycott them socially. Hygiene and cleanliness are the key to deter the spread of COVID-19, therefore we have our internal sanitization, disinfectant and cleanliness ‘Fighting Team’ working intensely to keep the school clean and ready for our champions. Continuous disinfectant spray in the entire school classrooms, toilets, whole campus, vehicles, instruments, infrastructures such as computers, books, bus etc. Additionally, all the metallic handles, lift areas, etc. are cleaned with spray. The cleaning team is using hand gloves and masks, while performing the cleaning process, which are then discarded. Cleaning of all surfaces followed by spraying of disinfectant is an excellent practice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus and other viral respiratory illnesses in a school community setting.
Along with other protective measures, such as social or physical distancing and proper hand hygiene, face masks and face shields are being used by the security guards and cleaners to restrict the transmission in a community setting. There are 20 pedal sanitizers installed in school at various spots. Anybody who enters the school premise is checked with “thermometer gun,” the device is equipped with an infrared sensor that can quickly measure surface temperature without making any contact with a person’s skin.