Narendra Modi inaugurates Salt Satyagraha Memorial and Museum in Dandi on 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

  • The memorial has statues of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 'satyagrahis' who had marched with him during the historic Dandi Salt March (also called Dandi March) in 1930

  • It also has 24-narrative murals depicting various events and stories from the historic march

  • The prime minister will also interact with participants of the New India Youth conclave

Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial and Museum at Dandi in Gujarat's Navsari district on Mahatma Gandhi's 71st death anniversary on Wednesday.

 Narendra Modi inaugurates Salt Satyagraha Memorial and Museum in Dandi on 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

The memorial has statues of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 'satyagrahis' who had marched with him during the historic Dandi Salt March (also called Dandi March) in 1930.

It also has 24-narrative murals depicting various events and stories from the historic march. In simpler words, 'satyagraha' means adherence to or insistence on truth.

As part of the civil disobedience movement against the British rule, 80 satyagrahis led by Gandhi marched 241 miles from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to the coastal village of Dandi and made salt from sea water, breaking the Salt Law imposed by the British.

The prime minister is scheduled to interact with participants of the New India Youth conclave later in the evening.

 

Updated Date: Jan 30, 2019 19:13:00 IST