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World’s largest ‘charkha’ to be on display at IGI airport

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Wooden Charkha -spinning wheel which is largest in the world is planned to be installed at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here is ready for dispatch from a unit of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in Ahmedabad.

  • It was the initiative of KVIC Chairman V K Saxena who decided to install the world’s largest charkha at the international airport in Delhi.World's largest 'charkha' to be on display at IGI airport
  • This is to showcase India’s symbol of non-violence to the world through the airport where around 2, 50,000 people/tourists visit every day

Wooden Charkha -spinning wheel:

  • The Wheel weighs four-tonne, it is made from high-quality teak wood, which is estimated to last for over 50 years, was built by around 26 workers and carpenters who completed it in 40 days.
  • The directive for building of the wooden spinning wheel was given to Paryog Samiti, a KVIC unit, situated near Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi in the Gujarat.

Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi:

  • Around 40 million passengers used the IGIA to reach 58 domestic and 62 international destinations in 2014-2015.
  • This Airport won the prestigious Golden Peacock National Quality Award in 2015.
  • Delhi Airport has also bagged two awards in 2015 at the prestigious Skytrax World Airport in 2015.
    1. The Best Airport in Central Asia/India,
    2. Best Airport Staff in Central Asia /India.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission:

  • Mumbai based Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a statutory body formed under the Parliament Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956.
  • It is runs under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises with esteem to Khadi