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3. A Fearless Speaker of Truth

When Jinabhai was in the fifth standard a tragic incident occurred at school. The headmaster Tribhovandas mercilessly beat an innocent student called Chandu. The entire class helplessly looked on in terror and Jinabhai chanted the name of Swaminarayan, Swaminarayan. Soon the boy fell down unconscious and died. An inquiry was held into Chandu's death. When the official asked the class no one came forward to testify. But Jinabhai stood up and boldly said, "Our headmaster had, through no fault of Chandu, fatally beaten him." Tribhovandas was dismissed and Jina was rewarded for speaking the truth.

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