Dandi March

Dandi March

(GS Paper 1, Recollecting the Past

Source – India Today)


Why in news

 The Prime Minister has flag of a a commemorative Dandi March on 12th March to launch the celebrations of the 75th year of independence

Key objective

  •  Prime Minister has  flag of the 24 day long Dandi March from a ground  beside the Abhay Ghat the resting place of late Prime Minister Morarji Desai near the Sabarmati Ashram
  •  Dandi March will be Re enacted in its entirety. 
  •  It has begun on 12th of March as it had taken place in 1930 and end on April 5 during which this 81 pedestrians will walk all the way to Dandi on the sea coast 386 kilometre away
  • Prime Minister has launched the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration to Mark 75th years of India’s Independence
  •  Mahotsav is a series of events to be celebrated as a  Janam Utsav in the spirit of jan bhagidari


 Dandi March 1930


  •  The main objective was to protest against the steep tax the British levied on salt
  •  The 1882 salt act gave the British the Monopoly on the collection and manufacture of salt levying a tax in the process
  • The violation of this act was a criminal offence
  •  upon reaching the sea shore in  Dandi Mahatma Gandhi broke the law by producing legal salt
  •  this letter turn into a mass civil disobedience movement throughout India Millions broke salt laws Binder making salt or buying illegal salt


why salt was chosen for protest


  •  salt was chosen to symbolise the start of civil disobedience movement because it was deemed as something on which Indian had the basic right
  •  in the Gandhian strategy it has always been seen that he made local movement  in global it Champaran Kheda or Salt Satyagraha


 significance of The Dandi March


  •  the salt march was the collective beginning of a mass resistance movement against the British tyranny
  • Civil  obedience in different forms  continued in different provinces. special stress was laid on the boycott of foreign goods
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