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A lesson of cleanliness
After his arrival from South Africa, Gandhiji was travelling with some of his colleagues by train. Of course, they were all travelling in the third class. On seeing the dirty toilet of the third class compartment, Gandhiji put forward a proposal before his colleagues to clean it.
But, the water tank in the train was empty and the group had only a jug of water to spare.
Gandhiji picked up a news paper and said: “Let us go. I will show you how the toilet can be cleaned with the help of a paper and only with a jug of water.”
And then he cleaned the dirt with his hands and gave a lesson of cleanliness to them.