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23. The White Cap Lived On
The white cap had come into being with a long life!
Gandhiji was its producer. Since he was so firm a satyagrahi, would his cap disappear just because of criticism?
It became popular day by day and the critics calmed down. People got used to the white cap and they started liking it.
The poor people wore it because it was cheap. The people fond of cleanliness used it because it could be washed daily.
The poets and artists also praised the white cap and asked the people to wear it. It was really beautiful. Who would wear a black cap now?
It became a part of the national uniform for the volunteers. The children took pride in wearing it because they would look like the soldiers of mother India.
So, the popularity of the white cap earned it a name - "The Gandhi topi."