Bengaluru, Aug 15: Celebrating India's 69th Independence day, Google India's Doodle on August 15, Saturday, featured the historic Dandi March, which is commonly known as 'Namak satyagrah' led by Mahatma Gandhi, on march, 1930.
As part of Independence movement , Gandhi led this milestone movement, which was started from Sabarmati Asharam near Ahmadabad to the coastal village of Dandi in Gujarat as apart of non-violent protest against the British raj.
It was a campaign against the British government's tax imposition on salt and triggered the wider civil disobedience movement by thousands of Indian and seventy-eight congress volunteers who participated in a 240 mile march for unfair salt laws.
This march had a significant effect on the British Government and changed their attitude toward the Indian Independence.[Google's doodle features independent India's first stamp]
India's independence had come with a cost-the sacrifice of our great leaders and the struggles of millions. In fact, 8 lakh Indians were jailed for this protest.
It has been the initiation of Google to produce theme-based Doodle on important days and today it pays tribute to the Indian Independence day.