Once again, displaying his knack of finding talent in the most unexpected places and from the most unexpected people, businessman Anand Mahindra has offered to help a 60-year-old specially-abled entrepreneur, Vishnu Patel who uses old electronic materials and waste electronic items to make vehicles.
Vishnu, who cannot hear anything since birth, has the special talent of making environment-friendly vehicles.
According to ANI, Vishnu Patel has built around seven battery-operated bikes and all are made out of waste material and are environment-friendly as well. "People throw away the waste but I'm making bikes out of it. I want to make 3-wheelers for divyangs that can also carry their families simultaneously," he said.
Recently, a Twitter user shared Vishnu's story and tagged Anand Mahindra, who later offered to help as he found Vishnu's ideas rather interesting.
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 â¹1 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
Mahindra took to Twitter and wrote, “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 â¹1 cr as an initial fund to invest in micro-entrepreneurs like him in the country. So much talent & innovation waiting for recognition.”
His offer to setup a fund for micro- entrepreneurs won the hearts of people on Twitter and here's what they have to say-
Ratan Tata & You sir has always been setting examples on how to motivate and give back to the society... Either startups or technology innovation you always come forward and help people all around...— Salim Africawala (@salim_ljims) January 11, 2020
ð thank you for keeping an eye on such entrepreneurs, who if given some support can become big.
Salute to the man for his talent and salute to you for recognizing the same. You are an inspiration Sir @anandmahindra— Omkar Hegde (@omkar62) January 11, 2020
Thank you Sir for your support to such talented Indians who don't have platform to show their talent... Your contribution for India and its development is really Great...thanks u so much... and keep it up. As u always say every one has right to Rise Rise and Rise...— Nagesh Sangle (@NageshSangle) January 11, 2020
Thank you very much for giving a thought to this. More than money, it is the encouragement of kind words that gives the strength to fight with the hardships in life. By pledging money, the kindness has reached next level. Kudos to the effort of the man.— Anil kumar Khedar (@akkhedar) January 11, 2020
Anand Mahindra is known to help micro-entrepreneurs, encourage innovators and back the startups of common people. This isn't the first time that he has extended help to someone. If you follow him on Twitter you'll know!