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DHONDO KESHAVA KARVE

A Lesson

Dhondu undertook this public service with great enthusiasm. But he had no experience of maintaining the accounts of a shop. Sometimes when Dhondu was away to attend to some other work other people used to sell articles. They did not write up the accounts correctly. So the accounts were incorrect. Within a year or two this store had to be closed.

Dhondu was disgusted. He felt sorry that this inefficiency and neglect were responsible for what had happened. It was decided that at least the capital collected from the people should be returned. Dhondu's salary had been fixed at three rupees a month. For six months' service he got only six and a quarter rupees! One shareholder had paid twenty-five rupees for five shares. This amount had to be repaid. Dhondu who had earned six and a quarter rupees took over this responsibility; this was the punishment for his carelessness. Later he worked hard and repaid the amount with interest. This way Dhondu punished himself because he thought that the amount collected from the public was mis-spent on account of his carelessness. In later life Dhondu managed many public services; he always remembered the bitter lessons learnt from this experience and constantly kept them in view; he made sure that the amounts collected were not misused. To error is human. But to learn lessons from mistakes and to be careful not to repeat the mistakes - this is the mark of a great man.

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Dhondo Keshava Karve- He brought education,equality,honour and joy into the lives of many people
About  Dhondo Keshava Karve
Introduction
'Fill The Room!"
An Ideal Life
An Aristocratic Family
A Self Respecting Mother
An Example
You are Here! A Lesson
The Ordeal of An Examination
A Graduate
Friend Narahari Pant
The Lamp Of Service Is Lit
Independent Life
Sacrifice To Blind Faith
A Heroic Act
The Prince Of Courage
Patience Personified
New Lights Of Service
Thorns In The Path Of Service
Institution For Selfless Service
A Women's University
Greatness Recognized
Travel In Three Continents
A New Venture At Seventy-Eight
The sacred 'Mantra'
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