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Union Agri Min Radha Mohan Singh unveils 'Steel Charkha'

Press Trust of India  |  Motihari/Patna 

For Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Singh has unveiled an 18 feet long, 5.75 feet wide and 9 feet high 'Grand Steel Charkha' in front of at

Singh unveiled the 'Grand Steel Charkha' at park yesterday at a function organised as part of concluding ceremony of Champaran Satyagrah centenary celebrations at

The grand high-quality steel, corrosion resistant and non-magnetic 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 Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' mission," the release said.

The represents is the

Speaking on the occasion, KVIC Vinai Kumar Saxena said that the showcases the fusion of two great cultures of coming from land of Goddess Sita and Lord

"As 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 for rechristening old 'Chowk' of Motihari to 'Charkha Park'.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 20:20 IST