After that the Yatra proceeded towards Navsari with the slogans of Humara Abhimaan — Samvidhan Samman and Desh Bachao — Desh Banao. Those who are not engaged in this sacred work should devote themselves to a vigorous propaganda for the boycott of foreign cloth and the use of Khadar. He emphasised the importance of khadi, its production and use by the villagers. He warned that only those who were convinced of the efficacy of that method either as a creed or as a policy in the present circumstances of the country, should take the pledge. Every year the Government has been taking away from us Rs 6 Crores through its monopoly of salt.
You will be beaten, but you must not resist: you must not even raise a hand to ward off blows. An appeal for the enlistment of volunteers was also made. By 22 March, approximate number of resignations were four from Ahmedabad district: twenty-seven from Kaira of whom sixteen were from Borsad taluka seventeen from Broach, and two from Surat. Neither had they won any major concessions on the economic and mundane issues that Gandhi considered vital. Gandhi emphasised the importance of salt and criticised the salt tax levied by the government.
At Surat, they were greeted by 30,000 people. Yatra will resume tomorrow from Vadodara and head towards Dholera, Bhavnagar, Mithi Virdi, and Saurashtra region. Hundreds of persons witnessed this scene. The Platinum Jubilee 75 years of Dandi March was celebrated in 2006 and the historical Dandi route was accorded the National Heritage Status. The British responded with more laws, including censorship of correspondence and declaring the Congress and its associate organisations illegal.
He exhorted the audience to get ready for the fight. I would therefore advise you to send Prabhavati there. After the prayers, he delivered a sermon to the pilgrims on the march and answered questions. Throughout the march, Gandhiji went on preaching his cult of truth and nonviolence to the multitudes that gathered from far and near and he did not hesitate to impose the strictest discipline on the satyagrahis that flocked to his banner. Events at each village were scheduled and publicised in Indian and foreign press. In December, 1929,the Indian National Congress declared that total independence for India was its avowed objective and to that effect January 26,1930 ,was celebrated as Independence Day throughout the country. Circumstances Leading to the Dandi March The political and social milieu of India was in turmoil following the formation of the Simon Commission for drawing up a constitution for India, and the subsequent rejection of the Nehru Report.
But it was clearly laid down that the salt satyagraha should be undertaken in every province when it was possible. In two or three minutes the ground was quilted with bodies. A large population in dependent on the fishing activities alone. Gandhiji 61 years was the eldest and the leader of the group. Upon reaching the seashore in Dandi, Mahatma Gandhi broke the law by producing illegal salt.
The University of Texas at Austin. Millions broke the Salt Law and courted imprisonment. But from 1930, that is in the second non-cooperation movement better known as the Civil Disobedience Movement, thousands upon thousands of women in all parts of India, not just in big cities but also in small towns and villages, became part of the satyagraha struggle. Its members, nominated by the Governor-General in Council, consisted of the Indian princes and various landlord, big capitalists, communalists and a few liberals. It would be absurd to be pained if we get something that we have invited on ourselves.
It succeeded in paralysing the British government and winning significant concessions. Finally the police became enraged by the non-resistance. Everyone coming here should come with this devout feeling in his heart. While addressing the audience, Nehru said that the pledge of satyagraha laid stress on nonviolence which was the very basis of the Civil Disobedience campaign. As the sovereignty and self-rule movement is essentially for the poorest in the land, the beginning will be made with this evil.
About twenty-five names were enlisted on the spot including two secretaries and Miss Mridula Ambalal, daughter of a local mill-magnate 13 The 'Dandi March Day' was observed in Nagpur by hoisting the national flag. After a night of fasting and prayer Mahatma performed a ceremonial breach of Salt Law on the shores of Dandi on April 6 1930, at 6. Patil from Karnataka put forward the farm crisis that the farmers are facing nationwide and said that all the welfare and essential schemes are getting diverted towards profiteering of corporates. He wrote to Lord Irwin, again telling him of his plans. The 1930 Dandi Yatra has historic importance for its protest against heavy salt tax burden levied by British. Each night they slept in the open. The total number of khadi stores at the end of 1930 was 600, as against 384in 1929.
If we cannot put our own house in order in an organized manner, how shall we run the country's Government? Gandhi's march on foot, from village lo village through Gujarat which was his home and where his influence was greatest, aroused considerable interest and excitement. Federalism is on the brink of collapse. He was arrested under an 1827 regulation calling for the jailing of people engaged in unlawful activities, and held without trial near now. But those were exceptional shops which had refused to give the pledge to sell no foreign cloth and no British goods. Judging from the signs, the whole country appeared to be in the throes of an agitation of unprecedented magnitude. United Press correspondent reported that: Not one of the marchers even raised an arm to fend off the blows. I am teaching this dharma to the people.