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Charka

 

(1) A vessel for alcoholic beverages; a small chara, sometimes with a base or a spherical stem. Various forms of charka with niello, enamel, or engraved ornamentation were common in Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries.

(2) A Russian liquid measure used before the introduction of the metric system; also called sotka. One charka was equal to 1/10 of a shtof 1/100 of a vedro, and 2 shkaliki. One charka was also the equivalent of 0.12299 liter.

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In the Gandhian vision, the charkha symbolized much more than the wheel and wages of the spinner.
Gandhi originally proposed his plan to liberate India from British rule, creating swaraj or self-rule, through the use of the charkha in the 1920s.
It was in 1993 that Gujarat Khadigram Udyog started producing the charkha but for the last three years they are not getting any orders.
The Charkha Development Communication Network feels that it is time the Government recognizes the strategic location of the villagers, the stress they live with and then take appropriate action to help them overcome their development challenges.
Later, Xi and his wife visited the Sabarmati ashram, where the Chinese president tried his hand at the charkha ( spinning wheel).
Indeed, the Charkha Development Communication network feels that as villagers become comfortable with the new eco-friendly technology, a brighter future lies ahead for them and the planet.
The Charkha Development Communication network feels that there are many more Saimas in Banloi village who have compromised with their dreams and accepted the current situation as their fate.
A suitable Khadi Mark Logo has been developed by KVIC, which symbolizes Charkha Signifying hand spinning which is the essence of not only Khadi cloth but also Gandhian values and environment friendly nature of the product.
New Delhi, Dec 8 ( ANI ): Charkha Development Communication Network felicitated writers from Ladakh and Jammu with the "Sanjoy Ghose Media Fellowships" on the occasion of its 19th founder's day function.
The SIT has probably learnt that Salman Yusuf Jarda, Shaukat Ahmed Charkha, Salim Haji Ibrahim Badam, Jabir Binyamin, and Abdul Rajak Kurkur ( the owner of Aman Guest House) met at the guest house," a source said.
She even took a lesson in spinning the charkha on the insistence of Mahatma Gandhi's secretary and biographer Pyarelal Nayyar, for he had made this his precondition for allowing her access to his mentor.
London, Nov 2 ( ANI ): Mahatma Gandhi's personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th November at Mullock's auction house in England.