Salt Satyagraha or Dandi March, began on March 12th of 1930, was one of the greatest days in the history of Indian Independence. Dandi March, the well organized movement, triggered the wider Civil Disobedience Movement in India. The objective of the Dandi March was to defy the salt tax.
On March 12, 1930, Gandhiji and 78 other members from Sabarmati Ashram started the march to the coastal village of Dandi. It took 24 days to cover the distance of 390-km. Every day, thousands of people joined the march and with the strength of more than one lakh people Gandhi reached Dandi and broke the salt laws on 6 April 1930. Gandhi on reaching Dandi said: “The British Government, powerful though it is, is sensitive to world opinion.”
The year 2015 marks the 85th Anniversary of Salt Satyagraha.
On this great day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “Dandi March remains a watershed moment in our history. Tributes to all patriots who joined the March, inspired by Gandhiji’s leadership“.