The route for Dandi march is from the starting point (Sabarmati Ashram) and carries on towards, Aslall - Naagam - Matar - Nadlad (Santaram Temple) - Anand - Borsad - Kanakpura - Karell - Ankahi - Amod - Samine - Dehrol - Ankleshwar - Mangrol - Umarchh - Bhaktam - Delad - Surat - Vaz - Navsari - Mewat - (Dandi) ending point, which the government would now embark as the 'Heritage Path'.
On March 12, 1930, the 'Salt Satyagraha' or 'Salt March' began with Dandi March. This was marked as an important event for India's independence. This March was a protest against the British's salt monopoly taking place in India. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi
, headed the Dandi March from Sabarmati Ashram, which is situated near Ahmedabad, to the Dandi village's sea coast. A large Indian crowd joined Mahatma Gandhi for the march so that they don't have to paying tax on producing salt.
The campaign of Salt Satyagraha was based on Gandhi's principles of Satyagraha, which meant non violent protest. Because the Bardoli Satyagraha was very successful in 1928, it also successfully paralysed the British government and won significant concessions. Extensive media coverage also gave it a victory from all sides. Later, Gandhi also indicated that Bardoli's success confirmed the belief in Swaraj and Satyagraha. According to him, Bardoli had shown him the right way and put forward his beliefs strongly. He also believed that Swaraj can be achieved only on that route, which is the alone cure. Gandhi then recruited participants from Bardoli Satyagraha for the Dandi march. The march passed through most of the same villages that were a part of the Bardoli protests earlier.
To maintain strict discipline and have adherence to ahimsa and satyagraha for the march, Gandhi selected marchers, who were the residents of his ashram, and you are still not from Congress Party members. This March would be 24 days long and pass via 48 villages and four districts. The march's route and every stopping place in the evening was organised depending on past contacts, recruitment potential and timings. Gandhi had sent his scouts to the entire village ahead of the march, which would help him communicating at every resting place. These talks would also base on the local residents' needs.
Last Updated on : 06/26/2012