We should be thankful to Gandhiji that now we are able to wear the shirt alone.
about the past? My goodness! You first had to put on a vest, then a shirt that
was topped up by a jacket and then a coat on top of it!
to pile up so many garments on oneself and bear the hot climate in the noon. One
used to boil up like a potato. But who would dare go out without wearing all
was considered incomplete if the coat was not worn! One had to wear it even
though the heat was unbearable. A person was called fully dressed only after
wearing a coat.
students ever went to the school without wearing a coat they would not be
allowed to enter it. They would insist that a half dressed student is not
allowed to come.
went to the court without wearing a coat they would not let you in saying that
an uncivilised person had no business to be there.
would scorch people but who would dare being called uncivilised?
satyagrahi Gandhiji dared do so. He started going out wearing only shirt.
would laugh at him but Gandhiji would not care. He said that wearing a coat in
such a hot weather is actually uncivilised. Wearing so many clothes in a poor
country like us is a grave sin.
this people started wearing only shirt. The students were happy. The khadi shirt
and the cap then became the national costume.