A photo Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi – Sabarmati Ashram

Posted on September 8, 2014

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Sabarmati Ashram is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat,  on the banks of the River Sabarmati.

This was one of the residences of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, famously called as Mahatma Gandhi, who lived there for about twelve years along with his wife, Kasturba Gandhi.

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It was from his base here that Gandhi led the Dandi march also known as the Salt march on 12 March 1930. In recognition of the significant influence that this march had on the Indian independence movement the Indian government has established the ashram as a national monument.

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The Dandi march was undertaken by Gandhiji and about 78 of his followers, starting from this Ashram. The protestors set out on foot, for the coastal village of Dandi, Gujarat, about 240 miles away. The walk lasted for 23 days and passed through 48 villages. The marchers were received with great enthusiasm and the support from the masses was very evident. During the course of the journey, thousands of protestors including women joined the walk.

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The protestors arrived at the seashore on April 5. The following morning, on April 6, at 6:30 am, Gandhiji offered a prayer, raised some mud and salt, and declared, “With this, I am shaking the foundations of the British Empire.” He then boiled it in seawater to challenge British law that stated,  which no Indian could legally produce—salt. He encouraged his followers to start making salt wherever it was most convenient and comfortable to them.

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Mahatma Gandhi was the man not only share these words “Be the change you want to see in this world”….   But he followed these words himself and left a great legacy for people who dare to fight for their rights in a peaceful and non-violent manner.

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