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"Nitish Kumar along with Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, other ministers and thousands of local residents walked a stretch of seven km from Chandriya (village) to Motihari (district headquarters of east Champaran)," a district official said.
The Yatra would be followed by a series of programmes, the official added.
Various other functions have already started last week on a large scale to mark the centenary year.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday honoured freedom fighters from across the country to mark the ongoing year-long celebrations of the Champaran satyagraha.
Mahatma Gandhi launched his satyagraha -- nonviolent agitation -- against the forced cultivation of indigo by British rulers in Champaran district on April 10, 1917.