Motihari/Patna, Apr 16 (PTI) Union Minister For Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh has unveiled an 18 feet long, 5.75 feet wide and 9 feet high ‘Grand Steel Charkha’ in front of Gandhi Museum at Motihari.
Singh unveiled the ‘Grand Steel Charkha’ at Charkha park yesterday at a function organised as part of concluding ceremony of Champaran Satyagrah centenary celebrations at Motihari.
The grand high-quality steel, corrosion resistant and non-magnetic Charkha has been provided by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and manufactured at Prayog Samiti at Ahmedabad, a KVIC unit near Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, a KVIC release said today.
In his inaugural address, Singh said that “it is a matter of pride for this erstwhile land of Satyagraha from where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiji started his journey to be our loving Bapu that it is now symbolizing our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ mission,” the release said.
The minister represents Motihari is the Lok Sabha.
Speaking on the occasion, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that the Charkha showcases the fusion of two great cultures of India? coming from land of Goddess Sita and Lord Krishna.
“As Mahatma Gandhi himself believed, the Charkha is a symbol of our swaraj and self-reliance. This monument at Champaran will be a proud tribute to the Charkha?s historic importance in our nation. And, it will economically empower the lives of several weavers associated with the Khadi industry,” Saxena said.
“Chamaparan is a testimonial town as it drove away the Britishers who colonized it perfectly for their trade,” he added.
He also thanked NDA government in Bihar for rechristening old ‘Bara Bariarpur Bypass Chowk’ of Motihari to ‘Charkha Park’.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.