‘Chalo Charkho Ramiye’ by Avani Varia is an initiative to revive, advocate and spread awareness on the importance of spinning wheel, ‘Charkha’ and give it relevance in today’s world. She emphasizes the association of spinning on charkha with business, education, physical and mental health, self-reliance and self-governance.
Avani stresses the fact that to achieve ‘Swaraj’, it is imperative to bring about change in the education system in India. Holistic development of an individual is essential as literacy comes only after knowledge of hand skills, which impacts society.
She further says that spinning on a charkha is used as a yogic process, which affects the mind and deepens concentration. She feels that if everyone in India spins, they would contribute to the countries, industrial and economic prosperity. As Gandhiji says, it is a non-competitive production symbol.
Khadi, hand spun and hand woven is not just a fabric; it is a vision of life, which is a life-style. It gives employment, occupation, self-respect, independence and self-reliance. Vastra Swavlamban gives equality.
Avani explains graphically in the booklet with photographs, the methodology of spinning and the different parts of the charkha box. Finally, she interprets the twist of Yarn and spinning as a message of peace, love and well-being. It re-builds life confirming the ideas of simplicity and swadeshi. She says, “Let us re-establish the dignity of human labour and create a non-violent society.”
I have received the copies of Chaalo Charkho Ramiye.
An handy document to generate interest in hand spinning and a good introduction to the initiative ‘ Chaalo Charkha Ramiye’.
I found it particularly interesting as incorporates lots of good quality photographs, which focus on the enthusiasm among Young ones and veterans as well. It emphasises the importance of the learning curve and the urge from within to share the skills in the purest form.
It will provide the purpose and the head start for the beginners and further the insights to those who continue it.
Pl let me know if I can play any role in furthering the initiative’s effectiveness.
I Just finished reading chalo charkho ramea(Gujarati version). I do spin a charkha from last one year but thanks to this book i am able to know each and every part and its name in detail.Everything is explained very well in details and images put in the book also helps to understand it easily. Thank you so much for this start. It will definately help to aware lots of people about charkha.
Deep gratitude for your hardwork to popularise charkha. 🙏
Thank you again.😊
Col H S Jatrana
Good endeavours to take out the most required book.
It will help the new generation to learn about the Charkha.