Dandi March : Path to India’s Freedom
In the Lahore convention of 1929, Indian National Congress unanimously decided to launch India’s freedom struggle. Mahatma Gandhi was given the baton. During the same time, the British levied a staggering 2400% tax on salt, an item of daily necessity. Mahatma Gandhi decided to begin the freedom struggle with this cause of non-cooperation towards the salt tax.
The world has witnessed many freedom struggles, but none as unique as Dandi March. The year was 1930, Mahatma Gandhi decided to protest against the British Government’s imposition of a tax on salt. The noble path that Mahatma chose was that of non – cooperation. Taking 80 marchers with him, he began 390 kilometers long walk from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi. Throughout the path, thousands of people came to pay their homage. He taught them the noble way of truth & non – violence. Finally reaching Dandi, they took a pinch of salt and the message of Indi’s independence resounded through the world.
Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad to Dandi, at 21 Historic Places Finally reaching Dandi, they took a pinch of salt and the message of India’s independence resounded through the world. From Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad to Dandi, Mahatma Gandhi stayed at 21 historic places on the way to “Dandi”. At each place, he met hundreds of people. At some places, he took afternoon rest while at some, he stayed for the night. It is the Dandi Path that carries with it the inspirational reservoir of memories.