Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel completed the 75 km Dandi Yatra at Nadiad yesterday (March 15).
Thousands of people joined the Dandi Yatra in the last four days and participated in the padyatra. Many dignitaries including Union Minister Giriraj Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, MP Devu Sinh Chauhan and MLA Arjun Singh Chauhan attended the yatra.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the Padyatra on 12th March from Sabarmati Ashram to be held on the lines of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi Yatra.
This yatra was flagged off on the occasion of the inauguration of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Independence. Patel had to lead the first 75 KM of the padyatra up to Nadiad.
Large number of local people in Sokhra, Sandhana, Palana, Davda, Dabhan welcomed all padyatris and distributed water, juices, cold drinks and tea to give relief to the padyatris from scorching heat.