Relive the Dandi March with Google Earth Voyager Story
As India completed 70 years of independence yesterday, Google marked the occasion with a new Google Earth voyager story. This is the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March – which sparked off the civil disobedience movement in India, one of the biggest movements against the British Empire which had colonized the country. This Google Earth voyager story traces the route of the march, along with some interesting stories and photographs.
Google revamped the entire Google Earth UI back in April. After this revamp, they had brought forward a number of changes and new features. One of these new features was that of Voyager, which offers guided tours into various events and places from across the world. They are quite an experience in education.
Google Earth Voyager Story of the Dandi March
The latest addition to these voyager stories on Google Earth is that of the Dandi March story, which re-traces Mahatma Gandhi’s journey from Sabarmati to Dandi. One of the most interesting bits about this is that the story is told here by Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi himself. He adds a personal element to it, giving an insight which comes from his father and grandfather. Google states that the full story of the Dandi March has never been told before.
Moreover, what makes this Google Earth voyager story even more interesting is the fact that this includes some photographs which have never been released in the past. Google brings them straight from the government archives. This is indeed an informative and immersive experience for anyone interested in the history of India.
This Google Earth voyager story retraces Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps over 22 slides, with photographs of what happened in each of those place, along with some heartwarming stories which give a good insight into the life and times of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the long trek he took towards India’ freedom.
Source: Google India Blog