KVIC commemorates Gandhi Jayanti by unveiling Charkha at its Central Office

Mumbai, October 2, 2020: The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) commemorated Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary by installing a 3.5 feet steel Charkha at its Mumbai office premises.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena unveiled the Charkha through web-conferencing and, in his address, he said, “This journey of the Charkha is a symbol of India’s Swadeshi Movement, journey towards Self- reliance and economic freedom and it is indeed a proud moment for KVIC to further this movement.
He added that it is the dream and vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take this tool of warp and weft of our social fabric at global level.
Following our PM’s vision, KVIC has been taking up continuous efforts touplift the lives of the downtrodden and light a candle in the house of poorest of the poor with its schemes and programmes especially in the COVID-19 period .
KVIC has played a strong role in building the Nation, and this is also reflected in the leap growth of 6.28% to 28% in the past 8 years which can be marked as the glorious period in empowering the Khadi and Village Industries artisans.
Earlier, on 1st October 2020, on the eve of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Chairman KVIC in association with CEO KVIC launched 150 activities of Khadi and Village Industries across the Nation, which included inauguration of Sales outlets/worksheds, training on potters wheels, distribution of bee boxes/charkhas to the artisans, inauguration of SFURTI and PMEGP units through video conferencing.
He mentioned that the programs aimed at creating sustainable local employment and making artisans Aatmanirbhar.
Preeta Verma, Chief Executive Officer, KVIC, after paying homage to Gandhi in the KVIC premises said, the installation of Gandhi’s Charkha is a matter of pride for KVIC as based on Gandhian ideologies have been working relentlessly at grassroots level to provide employment and create self-reliance amongst the people and build a strong rural community spirit towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Expanding its vision and taking up new avenues, KVIC is treading on new path of success, she added.
On this occasion, KVIC is offering a discount of 20% for a limited period on all Khadi and Village Industries products sold through its departmental sales outlets across the country.
Swachhata Abhiyan was also organized by KVIC to motivate everyone to keep their surroundings clean.

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