During India’s freedom struggle against British Rule, in the year 1930 two major events occurred. One was Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March; the other was the Chittagong Armoury raid.
Gandhiji commenced his Dandi March for the ‘Salt satyagraha’ on March 12 from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad. Along with 78 Ashramites he walked a distance of 390 kms. to reach Dandi on the West Coast where on April 6 morning he defied the law to make salt from the sea. The British Government arrested him thereafter.