He's now an engineering student: Mahindra on boy who built Iron Man suit from scrap
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.
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.
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.