World’s largest Charkha has been installed at IGI Airport Delhi

Q.  World’s largest Charkha has been installed at
- Published on 07 Jul 16

a. IGI airport, Delhi
b. Sahara Airport, Mumbai
c. National School of Drama, Delhi
d. Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi

ANSWER: IGI airport, Delhi
  • World’s largest Charkha (spinning wheels) was installed at the Terminal 3 of IGI Airport Delhi.
  • The idea behind displaying the world’s biggest charkha at the country’s “busiest airport” is to highlight India’s quest to foster an egalitarian society as demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.
  • All the existing artworks at the terminal - Mudras, Regal procession, Elephant statues, Surya Sculpture, Suryanamaskar and Worli Art among others - depict and showcase Indian heritage globally.
  • The four-tones Charkha made from high-quality Burma teak wood is estimated to last for over 50 years.
  • Charkha represents Swadeshi, self-sufficiency, and at the same time interdependence, because the wheel is at the center of a network of cotton growers, carders, weavers, distributors, and users.

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