Gandhiji, Cleanliness And Swachh Bharat Mission
Once Gandhiji was travelling in the Mumbai mail in class 3rd compartment, as another traveller caught his attention who was coughing time and again...
Once Gandhiji was travelling in the Mumbai mail in class 3rd compartment, as another traveller caught his attention who was coughing time and again and, not only that, spitting inside the compartment itself.
At this Gandhiji, sitting silently, said nothing when he did so twice. But as he was about spit for third time Gandhiji took his hand below his mouth, and cough fell in his both the palms. Gandhiji soon went near the window, threw it out, then washed the hands and came back to his place, saying nothing to him. Seeing this the traveller grew extremely shameful and apologised Gandhiji.
At this Gandhiji told him instructively, " See brother! this train is ours. If this is misused it would only be our loss. Secondly, spitting inside the train will spread disease either. That's why I did let cough fall here inside the compartment".