World’S Largest Charkha Unveiled at T3 of IGI Airport in Delhi [ Current Affairs ]
BJP President Amit Shah inaugurated World’s largest ‘Charkha’ at the terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The world’s largest Charkha (spinningwheel) 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.
- 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.
Installation of charkha:
- Installation of the iconic Charkha at IGI will promote the rich culture of India.
- Installation of the iconic charkha at the departure forecourt between gates number four and five would carry forward the legacy of promoting India’s rich culture heritage through different artworks at the terminal.
- The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) installed the Charkha at the airport. The ‘Charkha’ was built by 42 carpenters from Ahmedabad and it took them 55 days to complete it.
Background of charkha:
- The Charkha is considered as a symbol of Gandhian values.
- Charkha is also considered as a symbol of India’s glorious heritage and an inspiring reminder of freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi.
- It highlight India’s quest to foster an democratic society as demonstrated by the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi
- It also represents Swadeshi self-sufficiency and interdependence because the wheel is at the centre of a network of cotton weavers, growers, distributors and users.
- Published on: July 6, 2016