Days after business tycoon Anand Mahindra pledged support to a Manipur boy who built a fully functional Iron Man suit, he shared an important update about his promise. The Mahindra Group Chairman informed his followers that the talented boy has arrived in Hyderabad for his skill training.
For the uninitiated, Prem Ningombam from Heirok, Manipur, took social media by storm earlier this year with his impressive ability to turn scrap items into spectacular creations. He even recreated the Marvel Studio-like suit in a cost-effective manner.Impressed by the young boy’s talent, the industrialist in October had said his company would not only help the boy to pursue his dreams but their foundation would also finance the education of the boy and his siblings.
Now, on Tuesday, Mahindra shared two photos on Twitter saying, “We promised to help him get the engineering education he wanted and I’m delighted to share that he has arrived at Mahindra University in Hyderabad.” He also thanked the airline company, IndiGo for his safe travel.
Remember Prem, our young Indian Ironman from Imphal? We promised to help him get the engineering education he wanted and I’m delighted to share that he has arrived at @MahindraUni in Hyderabad. Thank you Indigo for taking such good care of him.. https://t.co/7Z6yBi39yi pic.twitter.com/Hw7f0c5lGW
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) November 16, 2021
Mahindra has also supported other creators behind similar jugaad innovations in the past. He said his company will provide the support needed to nurture the boy’s innate talent. He even tagged the Chief Design Officer of Mahindra and Mahindra, Pratap Bose, saying that he too was impressed with Ningombam’s creations and would mentor him.
Before arriving in Hyderabad, the boy also posted photos of his journey, thanking the airline company for a “warm welcome” and arranging a “special seat” for him.
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In another post, thanking the businessman, he added that he has received a sponsorship for studying mechanical engineering at the university.
From sharing selfies, and gifting cars to sports personalities to building a new home for Idli amma, Mahindra has always kept the promises he made to his followers online. This time too, he delivered and Twitterati couldn’t be more thrilled.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) November 16, 2021
Can’t wait to have him at our India studio for his summer internship! https://t.co/AVwzMydW99
— Pratap Bose🇮🇳🇬🇧 (@BosePratap) November 16, 2021
One of the reasons why I love Twitter!
— Shreela Roy (@sredits) November 16, 2021
— Amarjyoti Borah (@AmarjyotiBorah1) November 16, 2021
Thank you sir for your great gesture and encouragement of new talents. Now he has reached at right position.🙏
— Ä Prøûd Híñdūståñî. Jåî Hìñd (@rsingha555) November 16, 2021
Wow. What a visionary leadership sir.
I always salute your such humanly gesture that many big corporate and its top leadership is lacking.
Thanks for helping this exceptionally brilliant mind and shaping his career and future and hence helping India on its growth trajectory. pic.twitter.com/v2eOBJ1NPn
— A (@A77541624) November 16, 2021
Great gesture Sir. No-one explored the potential of North East people. You are a pioneer. Salute.
— Jayant Bhadra (@Jayant50882894) November 16, 2021
I hope you guys find more of such talent.awesome initiative..great going guys
— Juliana Rajagopal (@JulianaRajagop1) November 16, 2021
This is so amazing… Just wow. God bless Prem the talented kid holding the future of Indian and is now at the right place. Bravo!
— Dr Renu Sharma (@renujaiho) November 16, 2021
This is the need of an hour. Grateful to you for this.
— Priyanka kumari (@greenhope_tribe) November 16, 2021
Sir Its always great to see how promising person you are …never fail to fulfill your promises …🙏
— SANGITA SHARMA (@SANGITA51733580) November 16, 2021