World’s largest charkha unveiled at Delhi’s IGI airport

The world’s largest Charkha was unveiled at the Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) in New Delhi.

It was unveiled by the Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Kalraj Mishra to remind India’s timeless heritage and the values of sustainability and harmony that it stands for.

Features: The Charkha made from high-quality Burma teak wood. It weighs four-tones and is 9 feet wide, 17 feet tall and 30 feet long.

Background

  • The Charkha is considered as a symbol of Gandhian values. It also highlight India’s quest to foster an egalitarian society as demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation
  • It is also considered as a symbol of India’s glorious heritage and an inspiring reminder of freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi.
  • It also represents self-sufficiency, Swadeshi and interdependence because the wheel is at the centre of a network of cotton growers, weavers, distributors and users.

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