Google Doodle celebrates India’s 69th Independence Day, shows Mahatma Gandhi leading Dandi March

Google doodle remembers Dandi March on 69th Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 15: Search giant Google on Saturday commemorated India’s 69th Independence Day by remembering Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March.

The tech giant has dedicated the historic march with a doodle showing Gandhi in his khadi white clothes leading the way with men and women following him.

The women in the doodle are traditionally clad in a saree, while the men are wearing a white topi and a kurta.

Mahatma Gandhi along with his chosen followers started the Dandi March on March 12, 1930 from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, to protest against the tax resistance and the British salt monopoly in colonial India.

The march, a 24-day walk to Dandi, was joined by thousands of countrymen sparked protests across India against British salt laws, and was one of the first campaign to have large number of Indians participating.

Last year, google had posted a doodle on its homepage featuring the independent India’s first stamp, commemorating the 68th Independence day.

The stamp, which was issued on November 21, 1947 depicted the Indian flag with the slogan ‘Jai Hind’ on the top right hand corner.

(With Agency Inputs)


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