Large number of passengers have appreciated the videos on khadi and charkha, played on the screens of metro trains, have been appreciated by large number of passengers.
These short videos were developed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC). They are being played to mark the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The first video is on the importance of khadi, the favorite cloth of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. It has a narration in Hindi by KVIC chairman V K Saxena. It explains the importance of khadi cloth in Indian culture.
The second video is on the charkha, the simple machine with which the Mahatma spun khadi. This video contains footages of Mahatma’s participation in freedom struggle. His favourite song ‘Vaishnav Jana to Taine jo Kahiye’ is played in the background.
Shyamrao Patil, a senior citizen, appreciated Maha Metro’s efforts to popularize khadi among youth. “Its heartening to see that Bapu’s favourite cloth is being marketed by Metro. I frequently travel by the Metro and see that the videos on khadi and charkha are played continuously. This will create awareness in today’s generation about khadi and many youngsters may get encouraged to buy a khadi garment,” he said.
Kamala Dube, a homemaker, also appreciated the videos.
“My father and grandfather were freedom fighters and staunch Gandhians. Metro by highlighting the importance of khadi and charkha is in a way paying tribute to them and all those who participated in the freedom struggle. I appeal to people to buy at least one khadi garment and wear it on national holidays,” she said.