Minister Kalraj Mishra has unveiled world’s largest Charkha at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi.
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- Displaying the Charkha at the airport is to highlight India’s quest to foster an egalitarian society as demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi.
- PM Narendra Modi in a message said the Charkha is a symbol of India’s glorious heritage and an inspiring reminder of freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi.
- Charkha will serve to remind travellers at the IGI airport of India’s timeless heritage and the values of sustainability and harmony that it stands for.
- Kalraj Mishra, said that Charkha is a symbol of Gandhian values and shows government’s priority towards khadi and village industries.
- Charkha represents Swadeshi, self-sufficiency, and at the same time interdependence, because the wheel is at the center of a network of cotton growers, weavers, distributors and users.
- 4 tones Charkha made from high-quality Burma teak wood is estimated to last for over 50 years. It is 9 feet wide, 17 feet tall and 30 feet long.
- Union Ministers Kalraj Mishra, Mahesh Sharma, Dharmendra Pradhan; BJP president Amit Shah and others during the unveiling of the world’s largest charkha.
- All the existing artworks at the terminal – Mudras, Regal procession, Elephant statues, Surya Sculpture, Suryanamaskar and Worli Art among others – depict and showcase Indian heritage globally.
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