The Dandi March led by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on March 12th 1930 was an act of non-violent civil disobedience in Colonial India. The production of salt from the seawater in the coastal village of Dandi, as was the erstwhile practice of locals until the British introduced taxation on salt production deeming their sea-salt reclamation activities illegal and then using force to stop it, was only a pretext to unify all of India.

DraftCraft believes that the Walk To Dandi didn't end with the breaking of salt laws and concurrent acts of civil disobedience: It culminated in the emancipation of India from British rule. The campaign which changed the world and British attitudes towards Indian sovereignty and self-rule brought together a large numbers of Indians to join the fight for the first time. It gave birth to Satyagraha which is a culmination of the truth, known as satya in Sanskrit, and insistence known as agraha in the same.

The Dandi March and the ensuing Satyagraha fetched worldwide attention to the Indian Independence Movement through extensive media coverage. In all, over 80,000 Indians were jailed as a result of the Salt Satyagraha. The Walk To Dandi campaign aims to bring to limelight the struggles across India and document the satyagrahas that aim to fetch change through peaceful means.

So here, at Walk To Dandi, we document and feature achievements by all of India's states that inch towards the Free India that Bapuji dreamt of; towards a Unified India that was the sole aim of Sardar - India's Iron Man; towards a Swachch Bharat - a Narendra Modi dream to clean the nation of dirt, terror and all ills. The demonetisation is but a move in the direction.

Walk To Dandi documents India's strides towards freedom. A symbolic yet strategic move to unify India, Bapuji's Walk To Dandi created common grounds for a disunited and disgruntled lot to come together against a common enemy - the British in that case.

The serpentine lines at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of people motivated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a clampdown on Black Money by de-recognising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November 2016 as illegal tender is symbolic of India's Walk To Dandi. Indians, even then, were inconvenienced walking, 78 in all, the entire 240 miles (390 kms) to the coastal Dandi located at Navsari. The move, however insignificant as it seemed, sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj Salt Laws by millions of Indians.

So, we urge you to embark on a Walk - a struggle symbolic of the Walk To Dandi - towards your own destination, registering your own protest and grabbing your own rights in an India that struggles to remain free and independent decades after earning her sovereignty. Join Us!

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