Punctuality is a necessary habit in all public affairs. Nothing can be brought to a conclusion without punctuality. Time is the most valuable possession of a man in a civilized society. Punctuality means doing something at the fixed or appointed time. But very few people are punctual. People who are not punctual waste the time of others and their own time also.

Many students are in the habit of reaching school late. Thus, they disturb the class. Many people reach their offices late. The public suffers and their own work also suffers. In India, people are very careless about punctuality. In Western countries, people know the value of punctuality.

Once Churchill’s secretary reached office late by five minutes. When he was asked the reason for his late coming, the secretary said, “My watch is, perhaps, slow”. At this, Churchill remarked, “Either you change your watch or I shall have to change my secretary”.

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