This Manipur Boy Can Turn Scraps Into Spectacular Creations
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.
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.
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
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.