The first team in SA ready to participate in the challenge.
Peace apostle, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
In the spirit of these poignant words, India’s first heritage endurance event, the Dandi Salt Challenge,which is now open for registration, is set to attract thousands of elite runners from throughout the world.
The challenge will take place on March 12 and run until March 21.
The challenge consists of three events, the Walkathon, Marathon and Cyclothon. These challenges will take place from Sabarmato to Dandi, covering the famous Dandi Heritage Route and the National Highway NH64.
The challenge will be the ultimate endurance test, which will be celebrated as an annual celebration of India’s glorious history.
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, started the Dandi series of endurance events.
Dandi Salt Challenge will see athletes discovering their true potential on the same path that Gandhi took at the age of 61, along with eighty satyagrahi’s during his iconic Dandi March in 1930.
The winners will be awarded with Gandhiji’s stick in gold, silver and bronze and participation Dandi milestones medals will be awarded to all.
Tushar Gandhi said, “This is a small token from me to the father of this great nation. We can only walk on the path that he charted for us all those years ago. With this initiative we are trying to re-enact the historic march that Bapu and his followers walked in 1930 to protest the unfair salt tax. I invite all health enthusiasts to participate in the challenge which will take place in Ahmedabad, Gujurat and be part of making history,” he said.
Gandhi, is a veteran of the 2005 Salt March and co-creator of www.mahatma.org.in, which is a comprehensive website detailing all of Mahatma’s work. He is a true virtuoso on Gandhian history and philosophy.
A true scholar, committed to translating and spreading Gandhi’s message across universities, social organisations and the general public all over the world.
CEO of the Phoenix Sun, Vijay Maharaj, together with Ishara Dhanraj and Ginger Michael Naidu, have made the first team registration for 19 half marathons, and are leading the participation from South Africa.
For registrations or more information, you can log on to their website: www.dandisaltchallenge.com
You can also follow them on Facebook at DandiSaltChallenge and on Twitter- @dsaltchallenge or you can call them on 91-93266-55682.