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69th Independence day: Google's doodle is marching towards Dandi

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:41 IST

Google is commemorating India's 69th Independence Day by remembering Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March. The tech gaint has dedicated its doodle to the event which had sparked widespread protests across India against the the British government.

What's the Doodle

The doodle shows 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.

The historic march- little steps towards freedom

  • Gandhi started the Dandi March on March 12, 1930 to protest against the tax resistance and the British salt monopoly in colonial India.
  • He began the march from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, and what ensued was a 24-day walk to Dandi, where many Indians joined along the way.
  • The march had sparked protests across India against British salt laws, and was one of the first campaign to have large number of Indians participating.

Last year, the internet giant 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.


First published: 15 August 2015, 8:41 IST