Inchudi Historical (Freedom movement), Balesore, Odisha

Inchudi is a village, situated 19 km. from Balasore town. It is famous for the historic Salt ‘Satyagraha’ of 1930. It is said that here the success of mass civil disobedience against Salt Laws occupied the second place in India after Dandi in Gujarat where Mahatma Gandhi himself led the movement. Gandhiji had visited Balasore district from 14th to 17th December 1927. The Salt ‘Satyagraha’ at Inchudi was headed by Surendra Nath Das. The participation of several women in the Inchudi campaign and the spread of the campaign to other places in the coastal belt of Orissa were regarded as one of the highlights of the movement. As soon as the ‘Satyagraha’ started at Inchudi, Rama Devi, accompanied by Malati Devi, Annapurna Devi and Kiran Bala Sen and other ladies reached the ‘Satyagraha’ Camp at Balasore.



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