45. National Fast

The motherland had been severely insulted in Punjab. The insult caused pain to everyone. The country decided to do Satyagraha.

The point 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.

People arranged meetings everywhere but Gandhiji expected much more than that.

At last, it was decided that the whole country would observe a twenty-four hour fast on the same day.

The day was 6th April 1919. Gandhiji's message about keeping fast had reached everywhere.

People 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!

That day of the national fast became immortal in the history.