The motherland had been severely insulted in Punjab. The insult caused pain to everyone. The country decided to do Satyagraha.
was how to initiate such a big movement? Calling meetings in the villages and
towns was not a big task but it would not satisfy Gandhiji.
arranged meetings everywhere but Gandhiji expected much more than that.
it was decided that the whole country would observe a twenty-four hour fast on
the same day.
was 6th April 1919. Gandhiji's message about keeping fast had reached
from one end of the country to the other, kept fast. On this day the country did
not have thirty crore people but a single person with thirty crore heads and
sixty crore hands!
of the national fast became immortal in the history.