<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hundreds of Gandhian followers, freedom-fighters, Congress party workers, salt merchants, students and workers took out a march at Vedaranyam today on the 87th anniversary of the historic ‘Vedaranyam Salt March.’ TNCC President S Thirunavukkarasar led the event. On April 30, 1930, immediately after the Dandi march, C Rajagopalachari, popularly known as Rajaji, had picked up salt at Vedaranyam defying the draconian British salt tax. Rajaji, who was the last Governor General of India, had organised the march from Tiruchirapalli to Vedaranyam. Every year, the salt satyagraha is observed at Vedaranyam on April 30. The marchers, wearing Khadi outfits and singing patriotic songs, picked up salt and paid floral tributes to freedom fighters at the end of the march. Earlier, as a mark of reenacting the Vedaranyam March, Congress cadre commenced their padayatra from Tiruchirapalli on April 13. They reached Vedaranyam via Thiruvaiyaru, Kumbakonam, Mannargudi and Thiruthuraipoondi.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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