Google celebrates 69th Independence Day with Dandi March doodle

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 15, 2015 10:59 IST
This Google Doodle depicts the Salt Satyagraha, or Dandi March, led by Mahatma Gandhi. The march, which began on March 12, 1930, is one of the milestones during India's struggle for freedom (Photo courtesy: Google)

Celebrating India's 69th Independence Day, Google has come up with a doodle on the historic Dandi March, or the Salt Satyagraha, led by Mahatma Gandhi.

The march that began on March 12, 1930, was one of the milestones in India's freedom struggle. Gandhi led the march from Sabarmati Asharam near Ahmedabad to Dandi in Gujarat as part of a non-violent protest against the British government’s decision to impose tax on salt. He was joined by thousands, and the march led to a civil disobedience movement.

For Google, it has become a usual practice to produce theme-based doodles on any important day. The I-Day doodle was met with enthusiasm on social media.

Twitter also joined in the celebrations by launching an Indian flag emoji to commemorate the occasion. By using '#India', Twitter users can now have the Tricolour appear in their tweets.

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