PM Narendra Modi distributes 500 charkhas to women spinners in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, Oct 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi distributed 500 traditional wooden charkhas (spinning wheel) to women spinners belonging to the five Khadi local institutions in Ludhiana today.
KVIC Chairman V K Saxena said that the women spinners have been selected from different areas of Punjab.
“Five hundred charkhas will create 500 direct employment at the doorstep of these villagers,” Saxena said in a statement. In Tamil Nadu in 1945, freedom fighter K Kamaraj donated 500 traditional charkhas to the local women spinners on the occasion of a spinning mela, he added.
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