Dandi March Day is observed every year on March 12th to commemorate the Salt Satyagraha, a non-violence campaign against the British rule initiated by the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. The Salt March which started on 12th March 1930 was a significant movement uniting millions of Indians for India’s struggle for freedom. The salt march was a silent protest by the people against the harsh policies of British rule which shook their foundation in India. The movement aimed at preparing our own salt without paying any heavy tax to the British government.
Ten Lines on Dandi March Day
1) Dandi March Day is celebrated every year on 12th March to mark the Dandi Satyagraha as a non-violence campaign against Britishers in 1930.
2) Dandi March was an act of non-violence movement led by Mahatma Gandhi to produce salt from seawater in the village Dandi.
3) The Dandi March was the march of 50000 people as a symbol of protest against the high tax levied on salt by Britishers in 1930.
4) The Dandi March began on 12 March 1930 and ended after the period of 24 days on 6th April 1930.
5) The salt march was non-violent in nature and was aimed at producing illegal salt as a symbol of protest against British rule.
6) The Dandi March turned into Civil Disobedience Movement against colonial rule in India.
7) The Salt March was a 390 km long journey which started at Sabarmati Ashram and ended at the seashore of village Dandi.
8) The Dandi March drew the media attention nationally and internationally towards India’s independence movement against colonial rule.
9) Dandi March posed serious challenges to the British Empire and later on became a crucial movement in India’s struggle for Independence.
10) Mahatma Gandhi Foundation organizes a salt march campaign celebrated every year to mark the event of Dandi March.
1) The Dandi March turned into a huge national event against Britishers and thousands of people were imprisoned including Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi.
2) Salt Satyagraha was in protest of the British monopoly over the manufacturing and selling of salt during the pre-independence era.
3) Mahatma Gandhi launched the Salt Satyagraha movement which united the whole of India against British policies.
4) Gandhi-Irwin pact was signed on March 5th, 1931 between Gandhi and Lord Irwin viceroy as a mark to end the Civil Disobedience Movement.
5) Salt Satyagraha supported the massive movement of ‘Purna Swaraj’ against the British colonial rule in the year 1930.
6) The Salt March demonstrated the effective use of non-violence techniques against any social or political injustice.
7) The Satyagraha movement led by Gandhi had a significant impact on the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans in the year 1960.
8) In the year 1930, thousands of women from cities to villages for the first time participated in the Civil Disobedience Movement in the struggle for India’s independence.
9) Martin Luther King an American civil rights activist was deeply inspired by the Indian Salt Satyagraha movement and followed the path of non-violence for civil movements.
10) The government of India issued commemorative stamps in 1980 and 2005 on the anniversary of the Dandi March.
The historic Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi played a crucial role in inspiring people of India for the freedom struggle against British tyranny. Mahatma Gandhi turned the Salt Satyagraha into non-violent civil disobedience movement later on also recognized as ‘Purna Swaraj’ which shook the British Empire in the year 1930. The Dandi March succeeded in connecting millions of Indians in the protest movement against the British policies and later on gained momentum in the form of support from all parts of India for independence from colonial British rule.