Chennai, April 12 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu Congress Committee will take out an 18-day‘ padayatra’ to commemorate the Vedaranyam salt satyagraha from April 13, Wednesday.
The padayatra will be inaugurated by former Union minister and senior leader of the Congress party, P. Chidambaram. Former TNCC president, K.V. Thangabalu will lead the padayatra.
The yatra is part of the seventy-fifth independence day celebrations and will commence from the residence of freedom fighter S.S. Rajan at Tiruchi and conclude at Vedaranyam which will be a 230 km long yatra.
TNCC president K.S.Alagiri in a statement said that the yatra is taken out to commemorate Vedaranyam salt satyagraha and to propagate the life history and struggle of the freedom fighters from the state during the independence movement.
Alagiri in the statement called upon the party functionaries and cadres to take part in the yatra and to popularize the nonviolent struggles of Mahatma Gandhi.
The TNCC president while speaking to BPNS said, “ The 18-day padayatra from Tiruchi to Vedaranyam will be a historical one as we will be propagating the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi throughout the padayatra among the people. The struggle of the freedom fighters of the state will be explained to the public during the course of the yatra. This is to reminiscence the brave freedom fighters who had sacrificed their everything for the independence of our nation from British colonialism”.