Teacher/Parent Resource

Search ESLwatch

Log in Register

Log in

Short Stories for Children of all Ages: A jug of water Pedagogical Project “The Joy of Reading”
____________________________
 
A jug of water
 

If we go on using the Earth uncaringly and without replenishing it, then we are just greedy consumers. We should take from the Earth only what are our absolute and basic necessities: things without which we cannot survive. The Earth has an abundance of everything, but our share in it is only

what we really need.

Mahatma Gandhi was staying with the first Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Nehru, in the city of Allahabad. In the morning Gandhi was washing his face and hands. Mr. Nehru was pouring water from the jug as they talked about the problems of India. As they were deeply engaged in serious discussion, Gandhi forgot that he was washing; before he had finished washing his face, the jug became empty. So Mr. Nehru said, “Wait a minute and I will fetch another jug of water for you.” Gandhi said, “What! You mean I have used all that jugful of water without finishing washing my face? How wasteful of me! I use only one jug of water every morning.

He stopped talking; tears flowed from his eyes. Mr. Nehru was shocked. “Why are you crying, what has happened, why are you worried about the water? In my city of Allahabad there are three great rivers, the Ganges, the Jummar and the Saraswati, you don’t need to worry about water here!

Gandhi said, “Nehru, you are right, you have three great rivers in your town, but my share in those rivers is only one jug of water a morning and no more.

Satish Kumar
Jonathon Porrit
Save the Earth
London, Dorling Kindersley, 1991
____________________

You can visit us on Facebook where you can find more interesting stories about several different topics.

Adding Your institution is Easy as 1-2-3

Simply add your institution, the form only takes a few minutes.

Register yourself on the website confirm that you are a human. Wait for confirmation via email.

Once you login to the website you can then review your chosen institution.

Recently Added

Greenhill School is an international school located in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. Address: Anzhen Mengjiayuan 49, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. Website: Greenhill School...
Liverpool John Moores University is an university located in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Address: 3 Byrom Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 3AF,...
Houde Academy is a private school located in Shenzhen, China. Address: #9 Guangsheng Fifth Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 51800, China. Website: Houde Academy...
Etonkids International Kindergarten is a private school located in Beijing, China. Address: Building 302, Unit B, FL5, IT Startup Park,...
Freesoul Kindergarten has a few private schools located in China. Address: Biyun Campus - No 1988 Yunshan Rd, Pudong district,...
ESL Suite is a recuiter located in Tianjin, China. Address: 6th Floor, Building W5C1, Binhai Economic Street No. 20 Guangchang...
Ban Pong Sanook School (โรงเรียนบ้านปงสนุก) is a private school located in Lampang, Thailand. Address: 10 Thanon Jamathawee, Lampang, 52000, Thailand. Website:...

Connect With Us Today

We believe it’s important to stay closely connected with the great individuals and organizations in the ESL/EFL industry, and what better way than through social media? We’re constantly posting updates online and participating in the buzz.

Please consider connecting with us on the following social media websites to stay up-to-date and connected!

 

Select a Country

Have you added your Institution!

Add your institution for review!

Thank for using ESLwatch, just one more thing before you go. Have you added your institution for review?

Does not matter if it is a school, college, university, recruiter, company, individual or online website that you have had dealings with in the past or present. The review form only takes a few minutes and you do not have to review the institution yourself.

 

Add Your Institution for Review

x