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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

UNC set: dandi march

dandi march coverObverse
dandi march obverseReverse
dandi march reverse5 rupee copper nickel
5 rupee dandi march copper nickel100 rupee : 50% silver
100 rupee dandi march obverse
100 rupee reverse
dandi march 100rupees reverse
This set was minted in the commemoration of the completion of 75 years of dandi march.It depicts the event of Dandi march. The British had imposed a tax on salt, and Gandhi decided to do a salt satayagrah, which took place in 1930.

The Salt Satyagraha was a campaign of non-violent protest against the British salt tax in colonial India which began with the Salt March to Dandi on March 12, 1930. It was the first act of organized opposition to British rule after Purna Swaraj, the declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress. Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi march from his Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, Gujarat to make salt tax free, with growing numbers of Indians joining him along the way. When Gandhi broke the salt laws in Dandi at the conclusion of the march on April 6, 1930, it sparked large scale acts of civil disobedience against the British Raj salt laws by millions of Indians. This event was very significant in India's struggle for independence.

The image shown on the coin's obverse, the Dandi March ,is from an original rare photograph also shown on the cover of the set.There was also a 50 paise coin on dandi march, released in 1997. the picture shown on it has been immortalized in various places as a statue, or rather a series of statues of Mahatma Gandhi and his followers.

1 comment:

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