World’s Largest ‘Charkha’ To Be Displayed At IGI Airport


New Delhi: World’s largest wooden Charkha (spinning wheel) proposed to be installed at Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital is ready for dispatch from a unit of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in Ahmedabad.

The four-tone Charkha 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 KVIC said in a statement.

“It was the initiative of KVIC Chairman VK Saxena who decided to install the world’s largest charkha at the international airport in Delhi to showcase India’s symbol of non-violence to the world through the airport where around 2,50,000 people/tourists visit every day,” the statement said.

The order for making of the wooden spinning wheel was given to Paryog Samiti, a KVIC unit, located near Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhinagar and is ready for dispatch, it said.