Google has celebrated India’s Independence Day by Remembering the Dandi March on India’s 69th Independence Day by changing its doodle and logo to the dandi march cartoon which is drawn by Leon Hong.
Today’s Doodle drawn by Leon Hong depicts the Salt March of 1930 by Gandhiji against regularisation of basic needs, which served as the impetus of the Civil Disobedience Movement. With the end of the march, the dissenters boiled mud and produced illegal salt in defiance of unfair salt laws, resulting in more than 80,000 arrests by British Govt.
Later when the protest has reached the new levels, British govt was forced to make all the Salt March fighters fee. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation has led the 240-mile march to Dandi which was taken in control by Britishers, inspiring millions of Indians to commit acts of civil disobedience, people joined the leader as the march moves ahead and changing the way the world perceived the movement for Indian independence.
The message of the historic 24-day march echoed around the world for years to come and significantly influenced activists like Martin Luther King Jr. and James Bevel in the United States.
The Dandi March or Salt walk was taken forward by Gandhiji to show the British Govt that Indians are not going to compromise with Basic necessities, because of this movement rates of Salt in India are very less. Salt in India has been sold with a price tag of 0.2$ per kg.
Changing the logo to Dandi march on Independence Day of India is a social service which google has performed truly. India Independence Day 2015 is celebrated on 15th August every year.