No one who believes in non-violence, as a creed, need, therefore, sit still. On 12th March 1930, he began Civil Disobedience Movement with Dandi March. The stories of the differences grew as communication between the son and father was minimum. Hence my passion for the service of the suppressed classes. I wish that there should be no suspension or abandonment of the war that commences tomorrow morning or earlier, if I am arrested before that time. It is an offence to manufacture salt wherever there are facilities for doing so. The 1882 Salt Act gave the British a monopoly on the collection and manufacture of salt, levying a tax in the process. Patel, Abdul Gaffer Khan, sitting in the, Ashram of The 1882 Salt Act gave the British a monopoly on the collection and manufacture of salt, levying a tax in the process. And where these three combine, there defeat is an impossibility. These laws can be violated in three ways. single loin cloth had inspired thousands of, our In Resolved to wear only a loin cloth to propagate homespun cotton. And where the means are clean, there God is undoubtedly present with His blessings. A conversion without a clean heart is in my opinion, a denial of God and Religion. : (speech) we have won the holy The message given by Mahatma Gandhi to every non-violent soldier was “DO or DIE”. I do not claim prophet ship. He also wanted Harilal to serve in the Tolstoy farm near Johannesburg in South Africa. The success of Satyagraha can be explained by the fact, that anyone, truly wishing to, could perform a Satyagraha with/without a leader. He asked Harilal to take part in the revolutionary movement in South Africa, which was according to him the best education through service. I shall eagerly await the news that ten batches are ready as soon as my batch is arrested. have you, ok, you still feel I should In reaction, the British government arrested over sixty thousand people by the end of the month. Where are they to go? A collector then will not need the number of servants he has got today. We should do or die. A sound. In a moment of anger, they might do things which might provoke you. Throughout the whole march, various villages were passed and crowds increased on the way of March by beating the drums and singing the Hindu bhajan “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram”. The march lasted from March 12th, 1930 to April 6th, 1930 as a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly. born out of truth and love, or non violence, and gave up the phrase from all over the, After the prayer…Gandhi’s speech to the marchers: truth Salt Satyagraha was proved as a big way to break the British rule and accomplish Purna Swaraj in India. God can work wonders. I tried to show them they were not slaves either of their husbands or parents, not only in the political field but in the domestic as well. On December 31, 1929, Jawaharlal Nehru declared complete Independence as the goal of India. This was a tragic end for a man dedicated to non-violence. So is the hawking of such salt. But why this despair? The struggle is difficult for them, and I do not blame them. Gandhi Ji told his thousands of followers to start making salt alongside the seashores wherever it is possible. I wish these words of mine reached every nook and corner of the land. The programme of the march to Jalalpur must be fulfilled as originally settled. And where these three combine, there defeat is an impossibility. If, therefore, we are sensible enough, let us bid good-bye to Government employment, no matter if it is the post of a judge or a peon. The only thing that was asked of the villagers was food and water to wash with. The language of the letter showed quite clearly that he would go over to the highest bidder. They have a right, nay it is their duty, to do so… history… is full of instances of men who rose to leadership, by sheer force of self-confidence, bravery and tenacity. I feel that those who are responsible for Harilal’s acceptance of Islam did not take the most ordinary precautions they ought to have in a case of this kind. Background of Gandhi Speeches The Salt March. Well, fine go ahead I, : no, no not for you (laughs) Our starving millions can by no means afford this enormous expenditure. I thank all my countrymen. So long as I have reached Jalalpur, let nothing be done in contravention to the authority vested in me by the Congress. I thank all my countrymen. collected donations, registered new satyagrahis, and received The Salt March, which took place from March to April 1930 in India, was an act of civil disobedience led by Mohandas Gandhi to protest British rule in India. Mahatma Gandhiji who himself had travelled across to England in 1888 to pursue his education was not in favour of sending his son Harilal to England for the same. 28-30Source: Selected works of Mahatma Gandhi Volume-Six. It was started making and buying the illegal salt at the seashore, even the salt made by Gandhi Ji was sold for 1,600 rupees at that time and he was arrested including sixty thousand people by the British government. (satya), implies love and firmness engenders and …Let her translate that love to the whole of humanity …And she will occupy her proud position by the side of man …She can become the leader in satyagraha…, “No violence requires a double faith. The British Prime Minister gets Rs 5,400 per month…If India is to live as a nation, the slow death by her starvation of her people is to stop. It is an offence to manufacture salt wherever there are facilities for doing so. Nothing will please me better than to find that during the Nagpur meeting and the Friday announcement he had repented of the past and had suddenly become a changed man having shed the drink habit and sexual lust. Men have legislated against them. It was a huge salt campaign in order to generate own salt for the people of India, to oppose the tax payment and continue the Indian Independence Movement. Mahatma, Vol. Established the weekly journal ‘Indian Opinion’. Sailed from Bombay for the Second Round Table Conference in London. will build up unity between, Hindus and Muslims by fighting a wrong that Some remedy is must be found. And conversion without a clean heart is, in my opinion, a denial of God and religion. is essentially for the poorest in the. And where the means are clean, there God is undoubtedly present with His blessings. The Liquor and foreign cloth shops can be picketed. this stick will be use to whip the British, Colonial rule That letter had the desired effect. Began conferences in New Delhi with Lord Mountbatten and Jinnah. Gandhi felt that this would bring the poor into the struggle for sovereignty and self-rule, necessary for eventual victory. This campaign was held under the leadership of Gandhi Ji as the first civil disobedience against the British salt tax. on foot for the coastal village of Dandi, starting point at Gandhi ashram. By March 1918 Gandhi led a peaceful strike of Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Mill workers for higher wages and in June 1918, a remission of taxes was granted in the drought hit area of Kheda (Gujarat) after a no-tax campaign led by Gandhi.