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Dandi March 2: A Campaign Against Corruption

04/01/2011

HOUSTON: While Dandi March 1  was a campaign of nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India, Dandi march 2 is a campaign against the Corruption in India and to get Good governance. Dandi march 2 in Houston started in Mahatma district culminating with a 2 mile walk touching 59 feeder, Hill croft and Harwin.

On asked by a journalist as to why he was doing a Dandi March, Gandhiji remarked As the Independence movement is essentially for the poorest in the land, the beginning will be made with this evil salt laws.  It was heartening to see the same spirit in the participants of the Dandi  march 2 that said, Corruption ko hatana hi¦Bharat ko bachana hi..roughly translated to we will end corruption to save our mother India

A second Dandi March to fight against corruption in India

While the original dandi march broke the salt laws, the second dandi march asked for enactment  of Jan Lokpall Bill that will bring justice to all Indians by strengthening the anti-corruption laws. The support for the march was tremendous. While the spirited volunteers stopped at the signals/junctions shouting Bharat mata ki JAI¦.inspired onlookers in the cars smiled and honked and expressed their support.

At the end of the march, a petition demanding a jan lok pall bill was signed and posted to the Indian Embassy. It was extremely motivating to see people from different states,  ages and all walks to life coming under one umbrella and making this event a success. This event is proudly supported by supporters of India Against Corruption and the civil society which drafted the Jan lok pal Bill. Dr Jaya Prakash Narayan of Loksatta party motivated the organisers.  People for Loksatta, 5 th pillar (One of the fastest growing and most powerful anti-corruption organization in India), Bharath Swabhiman and many more like minded organizations took part in this march.

Participating in the dandi march, Shekhar Agrawal of Bharath Swabhiman said It was a great rally as people of all ages participated enthusiastically and the message was loud and clear that the corruption must end now from India.

This Dandi March II was a non vilonece Gandhian unique way of expressing our thoughts on corruption in India especially form the top levels of the Government for years. People are now awakened and we the Indian Diaspora are as much committed to voice our concern to remove the corruption.We congratulate the youth who organized and carried out with utmost peace. said Ramesh Shah of Ekal Vidhyalaya.

The organizers from People for Lok Satta , 5th Pillar and other individuals demonstrated utmost commitment on a continued basis to end corruption in India. Visit www.5thPillar.org for continued efforts to kill corruption in India. We encourage you to take part in this ongoing  movement to have good governance in india.