Monday, May 29

Dandi March: Why did Gandhi teach the British with salt?

March 12, 2018. A change occurred in the country on March 12, 1930, just 88 years before today, which changed the fate of Indians. Dandi March that was the day when Mahatma Gandhi came out of his Sabarmati ashram in Ahmedabad for the straw. With his followers, he went out to his destination.

Dandi march
source: internet media

First 10, then 200 … 300 … 400 … The crowd of 2500 people were joining the back of Gandhi. The 63 year old Gandhi’s intention was certain. And people believed in their intentions. Mahatma Gandhi marched the Dandi Yatra to break the law of salt. The people who were wearing white dhoti behind them were so big that the march was called ‘white river’.

After a long journey of 386 kms, on 5th April, Gandhi reached Dandi with his followers. Dandi, on the Arabian Sea coast, was about to become a witness to historical moments. The first morning after reaching Dandi, Mahatma Gandhi first prayed. Then tilted the salt in the mud raised salt. It was a small incident in view but its effect was widespread. This was a big setback for the British government. Gandhi’s attempt was discussed throughout the world. Many American newspapers also covered it.

Seeing the widespread popularity of Gandhi’s salt movement, the British spread the salt on the seashore to the mud. But Gandhi was Gandhi. He taught the British to the same mud salt with salt.

The American journalist Web Miller was present there. He later wrote, ‘Suddenly. The local police started throwing poles on the people. People start falling. But no one has reversed it. ‘ After this Miller report, it was discussed in the American Parliament.

Why was the salt selected to break the law?

It was not that salt was the biggest problem in 1930, for which there was such a big movement. There were many such taxes that were imposed on Indians at that time. Land Revenue, for example, But Mahatma Gandhi chose salt because he believed that every Indian has the right to salt.

Every Indian is sweating while working and only he can not get the salt. This was injustice in Gandhi’s eyes. The British government imposed heavy tax on salt. The government had monopoly on making salt. Nobody could get salt without tax. While Mahatma Gandhi believed that salt was a natural thing. Is free. People of the country are sipping salt in their sweat, then they have their first right over salt.

Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhi was for truth. Their intentions were clear ‘If you hit us then we will not turn back. But we will not obey your rules and regulations. ‘

Salt is the foundation of civilizations around the world

Salt is not only important in the history of India but its own history is also very interesting. It is also important in terms of political and military. 3000 BC (BC) referring to the supply of salt in China. A Chinese philosopher has told salt the ‘sweetest thing in the world.’

In Rome, soldiers there were given ‘Special salt ration’, which is called Salarium Arantum. Interestingly, the word Salari has come from Salarium Arantum only. Venice and New York have a great deal to be their salt trading center. Likewise, civilizations around the world have evolved in many places like the Desert, where there is a shortage of water but salt is available. Scholars associated with the Evolution believe that the development of civilization has more salt than water. That is why the Lothal of Sindhughati civilization, the Venice of Europe, and the center of all the strengths around the world are found at the banks of the sea. For the first time in the world, the Romans made a paved road for the supply of salt. With the same salt, India became independent, and India became free after 17 years.

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