The March to Dandi

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     The souvenir sheet issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Salt Satyagraha was issued in 2005 by India. The march was made by Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi to gather salt in opposition to the British control of this basic dietary item.
     The design shows a relatively detailed map of the march route on the left side. At the bottom is a picture of some of the marchers, and on the right side above the stamps is a picture of the flag Gandhi designed in 1921. If it were in color they would be saffron, white and green, with a Charka (a spinning wheel-Gandhi’s personal symbol of the instrument of non-violence).
     Four stamps (clockwise from the upper left) show Gandhi and marchers, a picture of Gandhi and the front page of The Bombay Chronicle, presumably for March 12, 1930, the beginning of the march, Gandhi writing, and the words: “I want world sympathy in this battle of Right against might. MKGandi 5:3:30,” and a map and a picture of Gandhi gathering salt.

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