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.
"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.