Delhi: The Dandi March or the Salt March was a non-violent civil disobedience initiated by Mahatma Gandhi and gave impetus to the Indian independence movement.
The march began on 12 March 1930 as a direct action campaign of tax resistance and non-violent protest against the British salt monopoly. It started the nationwide Civil Disobedience Movement.
The march is said to be the most significant challenge to British authority since the non-cooperation movement of 1920–22.
The march was led by Gandhi from Sabarmati Ashram, near Ahmedabad. 78 people began the march with him and they had planned to walk 240 miles (390 km) to the coastal village of Dandi in Gujarat. As Gandhi and the others continued, it became a 24-day march to Dandi and growing numbers of Indians joined them along the way.
The Mahatma broke the salt laws at 6:30 am on 6 April 1930 and the act sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj.
Watch below video of the historic march which changed the course of India's destiny: (Courtesy - YouTube)