Updated: Aug 15
Perhaps the biggest collective contribution to the freedom struggle from Dehra Dun came in the form of the Salt Satyagraha. Soon after Mahatma Gandhi’s call for the Salt Movement, Mahavir Tyagi, Nardev Shastri and others participated in this movement from 20th April1903 to 7th May 1930. Six groups of freedom fighters extracted salt out of the waters of the Nun River and got themselves arrested at the Town Hall, selling it to each other. The waters of the Nun River were salty, hence the name. Join us this Sunday on a walk that remembers these valiant men and women of Dehra.