Insignia’s on Principles of Truth and Charkha the Symbol of Self Reliance Inaugurated at Charkha Park

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As the daylight began to give way to the evening sky, over 1000 people gathered at the newly named Charkha Park, to witness the inauguration of the newly installed Insignia’s developed by the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti on huge stones and the Steel Charkha by the Hon’ble Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh. A galaxy of distinguished guests such as Shri Pramod Kumar, Bihar Tourism Minister; Smt. Anju Devi, Chief Councillor, Motihari Municipal Council; Shri Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chairman, Khadi and Village Industries Commission; Shri Babloo Gupta, Member Legislative Council; Shri Brajkishore Singh, Secretary, Gandhi Sanghralaya, Motihari; Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS, Shri Chandrabhushan Pandey, eminent Gandhian and journalist and others were present at the inaugural ceremony.

The Insignia was designed in the Gandhi Darshan complex at Rajghat, New Delhi by the GSDS under the guidance and supervision of eminent sculptor and Director General of National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, Shri Adwaita Gadanayak and his team of artists from Orissa who had spent over a month in carving the stone pillars – first with the image of Ba and Bapu, the second with the signatures of Gandhiji in different languages; the third pillar with shlokas from the Rig Veda and the fourth pillar depicting the Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) symbolising the introspection in search of truth and non-violence for attainment of strength and resilience to fight against injustice which Gandhiji attained in Champaran.

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.

In his inaugural address, Shri Radha Mohan 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."

He further dedicated the ‘Charkha Park’ at Belbanwa Chowk opposite to the Gandhi Museum in town to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi's visit to Champaran and pleaded that people should not play with the ideals and philosophy of great thinkers like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

He praised the efforts of the GSDS and KVIC in initiating the projects of placing the giant Insignias and the Charkha.

Earlier Director GSDS, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan felicitated the distinguished gathering including Shri Radha Mohan Singh Ji with the angavastram and a memento.