Anand Mahindra, who is famous for lending helping hands to people in need, has again hit the headlines.
The Chairman of Mahindra Group has reacted to an inspiring story of Gujarat-based Vishnu Patel, who makes vehicles using waste electronic materials and parts of old electronic items. The business tycoon has offered to help the special-abled man.
Patel, who belongs to Surat, has so far manufactured seven two-wheelers and three-wheelers battery-operated vehicles.
Patel was quoted as saying to the news agency ANI that people usually throw away wastes, but he ensures that they get used up in making bikes. He further added the he intends to make three-wheelers for "divyangs", which will ferry their families also.
The specially-abled Patel added that if he gets Rs 20 lakh he would make vehicles that will “bring laurels to India.”
Soon the story came to the fore, a Twitter user named Nilesh Patel tagged Anand Mahindra, saying Vishnu Patel has been a “specially-abled person since his 1st year”. But “Patel’s skills are powerful.”
@anandmahindra thought sharing this video with you. He’s Divyang ever since he was 1yr, can’t hear but his Skills are powerful. He knows tricks that can make things work alternatively. He’s impressing all of us since I was 1yr. I hope you like it. pic.twitter.com/y8oLUE6hqK— Nilesh Patel (@BusinessPiers) January 5, 2020
To the tweet, Anand Mahindra reacted, saying “Fabulous story”.
Fabulous story. I’ll reach out to him to see if I can invest in upgradations for his workshop. In fact he’s inspired me to personally set aside ₹1 cr as an initial fund to invest in micro entrepreneurs like him in the country. So much talent & innovation waiting for recognition https://t.co/hM46jv264o— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 11, 2020
He said he would reach out to Patel and invest in upgradation for his workshop.
The industrialist added that Patel’s story “inspired” him and he would set aside Rs 1 crore as an initial fund to “invest in micro entrepreneurs like him in the country.”
Anand’s tweet has gone viral and has garnered over 15, 000 likes and has got over 3, 000 retweets.