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Giant charkha installed at IGIA
03
May '16
The world's biggest charkha or spinning wheel, made of four tonnes of teakwood has been installed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport to commemorate the centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa.

The charkha is 27 feet wide and 15 feet tall. It has been installed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

The charkha symbolises Mahatma Gandhi's idea of self-reliance during India's freedom struggle.

IGI airport's private operator, Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) has statutory right on Terminal 3 for allotment of land and space in and around the terminal.

The charkha was built in Ahmedabad by 42 carpenters, who took over 50 days to complete the work before it was shipped to Delhi for installation. (SH)

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