A sound body means one which bends itself to the spirit and is always a ready instrument at its service. Such bodies are not made, in my opinion, on the football field. They are made on cornfields and farms. I would urge you to think this over and you will find innumerable illustrations to prove my statement. Our colonial-born Indians are carried away with this football and cricket mania.
These games may have their place in certain circumstances… Why do we not take the simple fact into consideration tat the vast majority of mankind who are vigorous in body and mind are simple agriculturists, that they are strangers to - these games and they are the salt of the Earth?
Read the given passage and answer the following questions
(a) What, according to Gandhiji, is a sound body and where is it made?
(b) Which games are manias amongst colonial-bom Indians?
© Whom does Gandhiji refer to as the salt of the Earth?
(d) What values do you leam from the given passage?