Google Celebrates India's 69th Independence Day

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Google Celebrates India's 69th Independence Day
New Delhi:  In continuance to its tradition of making exclusive doodles, Google India is celebrating country's 69th Independence Day by paying tribute to the famous Dandi March on its homepage.

The tableau representing Mahatma Gandhi along with a group of followers features one of the most important chapters of India's freedom history.

Mahatma Gandhi also called the 'Father of the Nation' undertook Dandi March on 12 March 1930 as a non violent protest against British India's suppressing tax regime and salt monopoly, paving way for Civil Disobedience Movement.

The movement led to the declaration of Poorna Swaraj or Complete Independence by the Indian National Congress (INC) on 26th January 1930.

Mahatma Gandhi led this 24-days and 390 km march from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to the coastal village of Dandi in Navsari town of Ahmedabad, breaking the salt law on 6 april 1930.

The campaign witnessed thousands of supporters within a few days, bringing about a change in British India's attitude towards India's freedom struggle.


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