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When the Mahatma Cried


Once when Mahatma Gandhi Aka Bapu was 8 years old, he reached late to his school. It was rainy season and the dark clouds covered the whole sky. Gandhiji reached late and his teacher asked, “Why are you late?”.  Gandhij innocently said, “ Due to the dim light of the sky, I was not able to judge the time, therefore got late”. The teacher said, “  I dont think this is a valid reason, please give 1 Ana (money used earlier in INDIA) for coming late.

Gandhaji started to cry. His friends asked him why is he crying, as his father is rich and can give that punishment amount. Gandhiji said, “ I am not crying because of the money to be paid, I am crying because the teacher thought I told him a lie”.