Imphal: Manipur boy, Prem Ningombam, who had built the iron-man suit has been approached by the Mahindra Group.
Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of the Mahindra Group, in a series of tweets, said that he sent a few officials of their auto sector partners in Manipur, Shivz Autotech, to visit and Prem and his family and "understand his desires".
Mahindra also expressed that he was "awe struck & inspired" by Prem's talent and skill of making such innovations by using waste metal scraps. He pointed out that a person sitting in a position of privilege will never acknowledge the value of resources they are given.
He informed that the Chief Design Officer, Pratap Bose, of the Mahindra Group will soon get in touch with Prem in order to mentor him. He further announced that Mahindra Foundation will extend all necessary help so that Prem and his siblings can continue their education.
Check out the tweets here:
I had tweeted about Prem, the young man from Imphal who used scrap material to build an 'Iron Man' suit. I was keen to support his obvious talent & I'm grateful to our Auto sector partners, Shivz Autotech in Imphal for visiting Prem & his family to understand his desires. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/i7RQLXUl6E— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 30, 2021
I am awestruck & inspired by Prem's ambition & skills that have flowered despite—not because of—his circumstances. Many of us from privileged backgrounds never appreciated enough the resources we were given. But Prem uses scrap material & basic tools to shape his creations (2/3) pic.twitter.com/YGCjyooCpv— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 30, 2021
Our Group's Chief Design Officer, @BosePratap is equally inspired by Prem & will be connecting with Prem to mentor his career. @SheetalMehta the head of the Mahindra Foundation will facilitate the continuing education of Prem & his siblings… (3/3) pic.twitter.com/wVDG6MZmYN— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 30, 2021