Glimpse of The Dandi March Through Esri Story Map




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The Salt March, also mainly known as the Salt Satyagraha, began with the Dandi March on 12 March 1930 and was an important part of the Indian independence movement.

The Salt March, also mainly known as the Salt Satyagraha, began with the Dandi March on 12 March 1930, and was an important part of the Indian independence movement. It was a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India and triggered the wider Civil Disobedience Movement.

This was the most significant organized challenge to British authority since the Non-cooperation movement of 1920–22, and directly followed the Purna Swaraj declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress on 26 January 1930.

The Route

The route for Dandi march was from the Sabarmati Ashram, and carried on towards Aslall – Naagam – Matar – Nadlad (Santaram Temple) – Anand – Borsad – Kanakpura – Karell – Ankahi – Amod – Samine – Dehrol – Ankleshwar – Mangrol – Umarchh – Bhatgam – Delad – Surat – Vaz – Navsari – Mewat – Dandi (ending point), which the government now embarks as the ‘Heritage Path’.

Dandi march 1930

80 Marchers accompanied Gandhi on his march. Most of them were in them were between the age group of 20 to 30. These men hailed from almost all parts of the country. The march gathered more people as it gained momentum, but the following list of names were the first 80 marchers who were with the Gandhi right from the beginning of the Dandi March until the end. Most of them simply dispersed after the march was over.

Mr. Abhishek Sindal has created Story Map using Esri mapping technology to visualize kingdom locations of 22 princely states.

Click to visit Story Map – The Dandi March




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