Who carried out the Salt Satyagraha at Vedaranyam in Tamilnadu?
*The Vedaranyam March*
The Vedaranyam March (likewise called the Vedaranyam Satyagraha) was a structure of the peaceful common defiance development in British India. Demonstrated on the lines of Dandi March, which was driven by Mahatma Gandhi on the western shore of India the prior month, it was composed to dissent the salt expense forced by the British Raj in the pilgrim India.
C. Rajagopalachari, a nearby partner of Gandhi, drove the walk which had near 150 volunteers, the majority of whom had a place with the Indian National Congress. Initiated at Tiruchirappalli on 13th of April 1930, and continued for around 150 miles towards the east before completing full circle at Vedaranyam, a small beach facing town in the then Tanjore District. By gathering salt straightforwardly from the ocean the marchers overstepped the salt law. As a piece of the walk, Rajagopalachari made mindfulness among the general population by featuring the significance of khadi and in addition social issues like station segregation. The crusade reached an end on 28th of April 1930 when the members were captured by the police. Its pioneer Rajagopalachari was detained for a half year. The walk alongside the ones at Dandi and Dharasana attracted overall regard for the Indian autonomy development.
Because of an across the country challenge of the British salt assessment, Mahatma Gandhi chose to start a walk to Dandi—at that point a little town in the Bombay Presidency—on the western bank of India. At the point when Gandhi's decision of salt was not invited by his companions, C. Rajagopalachari capably bolstered the thought and participated in the Salt March, which was sorted out on 12th of March 1930.
After a month, Rajagopalachari was collectively chosen as the leader of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) at the meeting held in Vellore. T. S. S. Rajan was chosen as the secretary, while Panthulu Iyer, Swaminatha, N. S. Varathachariyar, Chetty, Lakshmipathi, and A. Vaidyanatha Iyer were among the noticeable individuals from the board of trustees. In the in the interim, the gathering home office was moved from Madras to Trichinopoly. After a month, Rajagopalachari planned to start a dissent—on the lines of Dandi March—on the eastern drift to make salt at Vedaranyam, Tanjore District, Madras Presidency. Rajaji at first idea of picking Kanyakumari, the point where the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean conjunction with each other. Since the TNCC had chosen not to lead Satyagraha in non-local states, Kanyakumari, which was then a piece of the royal province of Travancore, was ruled out. Vedaratnam Pillai, a dynamic congressman and an occupant of Vedaranyam, persuaded Rajaji that the place where he grew up be the favored goal. Rajaji concurred with his thought as there were 'helpful' salt bogs at the Agasthiampalli salt production line, which was situated close Vedaranyam. Further, Pillai was additionally a licensee of the salt processing plant and knew about the assembling of salt. Further, Rajaji was impacted by the area of the town; it was a piece of the Tanjore District, which was a Congress fortification.