there people defecated on the road-side. Vinoba's mission was to clean up the
place and to teach hygiene to the villagers.
Ramakrishna did not like this work at all, but he enjoyed being with Vinoba.
Every day, they would go early in the morning with brooms in hand. Vinoba
affectionately called the boy "Adakya", adakey being the Kannada name of
betel-nut, which was the major produce of Ramakrishna's farm in Karnataka.
They were intrigued why Vinoba selected this novice. His secretary, Damodar
Das asked Vinoba about this. Vinoba said "This boy hes some notions of his high
birth as a brahmin. By doing the work of a low caste, untouchable, he will be
rid of these prejudices."