Web users can now be a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s historic Dandi March as Google has digitally recreated the journey. Google has added the Dandi March story to its Google Earth Voyager, which options map information, storytelling and archival images. Google claimed that many of those have by no means been launched.

The 24-day journey began on March 12, 1930 to protest in opposition to the tax levy on salt by the British. The march added big momentum to India’s independence motion. Whereas 78 folks started the virtually 400-km march with Gandhiji, many extra joined alongside the way in which.

Customers can now expertise the emotion felt on that lengthy trek in direction of independence, Google stated in an announcement. “The Voyager story takes you thru a journey retracing the steps of Gandhi’s Salt March from Sabarmati to Dandi in his marketing campaign for India’s freedom”.

The story is instructed within the phrases of Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi, primarily based on his household information and his personal retracing of the march in 2005, the assertion stated.

Google has created a montage of 22 slides overlaying every key stage of the journey to particular areas alongside the way in which, recounting what occurred at that location together with taken on the time.

The primary cease within the journey is on the Gujarat Vidyapeeth College, the place viewers be taught in regards to the thatched hut constructed by the folks of Vasana, and in regards to the boat proprietor who ferried nearly 400 volunteers and villagers throughout the Narmada river freed from cost. At any time, customers can zoom in, and pan across the scene.